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Wednesday, 16 April 2008

ABC Wednesday - M


Today's letter is M

M is for

MABINOGION

The MABINOGION is a collection of very early Welsh legends and folk-tales.
Two of the above books are beautifully illustrated.
One of them is in Welsh.

I'll pick just one of these, sit down, and drink a nice


Mug of Mocha

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Happy Wednesday!

41 comments:

Gunilla said...

It´s intresting with folk-tales! And if you can drink a cup of good coofee at the same time that will perhaps be double effect!

hpy said...

Legend and folk-tales are always very interesting. I think we should have much to learn out of them today.

Ackworth Born said...

I've heard of these tales and known about them for a long time but never actually got round to reading them.

Liz said...

Great Ms. I've never read the Mabinogion but I am familiar with some tales. (I think!)

Great mug too!

Blue said...

What an excellent M choice.
Makes me want to curl up with the books & the cuppa.

Suburbia said...

I would love that mug. The coffee looks good but the slogan is even better!!

Petunia said...

So interesting with folk tales:) I love your mug:D

Petunia's ABC

Anne-Berit said...

Love your M-post!

Nydia said...

Aahh... folklores are the best! :) There are beautiful ones here in Brazil as well... I don't think I know any Welsh tales, though. Gonna research at the net about it. Hope you enjoyed your reading & mug of Mocha! Kisses from Nydia, Miss Dragon.

ellen b said...

Ha! Love the inscription on the mug!!

starnitesky said...

I have never heard of Mabinogion, I expect you treasure those books. The mug of coffee looks good!

Ida said...

I guess you will have many more pleasent moments with those books and a mug of mocha. :)

Ida

Paulie said...

Super choices ! I was all ready anxious to read one of those legends the way you wrote the post. I almost had my feet up and ready to scroll thru the story!

Katney said...

Wonderful to maintain your cultural heritage.

david mcmahon said...

That book is a collector's item!

John said...

What a great M choice.

Sharon said...

I'd love to sit down with a mug of mocha and look through the illustrations in that beautiful book!

Jules said...

The books are beautiful. The Welsh have the loveliest illuminated books and old manuscripts.
I love your mug too. It says it all.

Diana said...

those books look very interesting! and I love the message on your mug. EXCELLENT M's

Miss_Yves said...

Marvellous ideas!
The Mabinogion tales were important in the culture of Britain (Bretagne)
In Britain and Normandy , mugs are used to drink cider .
Miss Yves

Andrea said...

I love the mug. Isn't that the truth!!!

Janet said...

Your books are beautiful. I love books and have way too many! And the mug is perfect....I think the message on it is great!!

Dina said...

Shalom.
Dragons! Welsh! Wow.
How many people there still speak Welsh? Is it taught in school?

ExpatKat said...

What an unusual M choice. Looks great - like the look of the mocha too. Thanks for dropping by my place.
xx

Judy said...

I love the mug. That is so true.

CherryPie said...

Oh I have the one on the right too :-) It has some lovely artwork in it doesn't it?

Mari said...

Very dragonlike pics :-D! I like them. It took a little while to read what´s on that cup...

BumbleVee said...

bet there would be some great dolls that could be made from some of the illustrations..... hmmmm.........

mmmm... cocoa.... think I'll make me a big mugga to sip whilst cleaning my pantry.... it will take long enough that I might even need a muffin to go with........ okay...lunch time!

RuneE said...

I visited Wales in 2002 and I was impressed by the way the Welsh people had cared for and restored their old culture.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Thank you for your nice comment:)

It most be very interested to read and look at those book. Folk-tales is always very interested. And this books looks very beautiful too!

Fantastic M's from you and nice photos too!
Have a lovely evening:)

GAWO said...

I like your choice of M,
Legend and folk-tales are always very interesting.

VP said...

Marvellous - that mug made me smile! Do you speak Welsh then?

Bora da!

Sorry if that's spelt wrong - excuse my ignorance of such a lovely sounding language. :(

becky voyles said...

Really liked your M post. Never heard of the books before. It was cute. Thanks for your comments on mine.

becky voyles said...

PS. I think you should win something for having something odd and original as the books.

kRiZ cPEc said...

mocha, good to have one. :)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Ahh, a nice cup of mocha to enjoy the Mabinogion. The saying on your cup is funny.

Thank you for commenting on my mailboxes. Your husband is correct, the 2nd one is a femalebox. Haha!

Pam said...

I love coming here and seeing your pictures.

I love Legends and Folk-Tales. I need to read more of them!!

((HUGS!!))

Pam and Rhett

Dragonstar said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I really appreciate them.

And I'm glad the mothers among you like my mug. You have to be strong to survive children!

kml said...

A good read and a drink to go along with it!

Gordon said...

A lovely book collection and the inscription on the mug made me smile.

babooshka said...

Ok I have to ask, what is it with the dragons? This is from soneone who lives on an island where we talk to fairies for good luck( even though i'm a brummie. So you've been to the Isle Of Man then. Think we are fresh out of dragons, but if i see any..

Bt w inspired choices for M,and sorry for not responding earlier but the fairy folk have been disrupting the server here. I shall return.