Owein, or Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn

  • Middle Welsh
  • prose
  • Mabinogion
Owein, or Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn
Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn (‘The story of the Lady of the Fountain’) or simply Owein
  • Middle Welsh
  • Middle Welsh

prose (primary)




Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Thomson, Robert L. [ed.], Owein, or Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn, Mediaeval and Modern Welsh Series, 4, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1968.
[tr.] Bollard, John K., Tales of Arthur: legend and landscape of Wales, Llandysul: Gomer Press, 2010.  
comments: English translation of three Arthurian romances of the Mabinogion, with notes on the texts.
[tr.] Davies, Sioned [tr.], The Mabinogion, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
[tr.] Jones, Gwyn, and Thomas Jones [tr.], The Mabinogion, 2nd ed., Everyman’s Library, 97, London: Dent, 1974.
[tr.] Gantz, Jeffrey [tr.], The Mabinogion, Penguin Classics, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976.

Secondary sources (select)

Fulton, Helen, “Individual and society in Owein/Yvain and Gereint/Erec”, in: Joseph Falaky Nagy (ed.), The individual in Celtic literatures, 1, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001. 15–50.
Thomson, R. L., “Owein: Chwedl Iarlles y Ffynion”, in: Rachel Bromwich, A. O. H. Jarman, and Brynley F. Roberts (eds), The Arthur of the Welsh. The Arthurian legend in medieval Welsh literature, 1, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991. 159–169.
Foster, Idris Llewelyn, “Gereint, Owein, and Peredur”, in: Roger Sherman Loomis (ed.), Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages: a collaborative history, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 192–205.
Dennis Groenewegen
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