Christian Chiarcos wrote:
> Candon Clannach wrote:
>> Well, we can use Branwen from the Mabonogi as an example. Her name
>> means "Blessed Raven/Crow."
> in my copy of the Mabinogion and in the already mentioned Lexikon der
> keltischen Mythologie, too, there's a comment that Branwen is from
> Bronwen, meaning "white breast". Only because of her connection to
> Brân her name got changed.
> This translation is really senseful, because white has always been one
> of the colours of Annwn (by the way, is this connected to dwfn "depth"
> ?). (In the Mabinogion there are several overnatural animals and
> persons that are described as white or as white and a bit red, too.)
> There are several similar examples among all Europe that parts of the
> body of divine beings are white: the Irish Be Find, "Isolde mit der
> weißen Hand", the cross-crowned stagg of St. Hubert etc.
> Especially I want to remember some myths from Central Europe about
> sea-maids and witches whith unusual large and white (and naked)
> breasts. (I've read such tales from the Eastern German coast, but also
> from Thuringia, where once Celts lived.)
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