I’ve just published a new edition of The Mabinogion in Modern English, a collection of four ancient Welsh tales, which is free to read. The first edition was available on Scribd, but I’ll be replacing it with a link to this new edition.
The Mabinogion is full of magic: illusions, giants, a cauldron that brings the dead back to life, a plate that anyone who touches becomes stuck to, and a living woman made of flowers. Many of the characters are supernatural beings, hiding behind a thin veneer of Christian euhemirization. Along with the Irish tales of the Sidhe, these legends are the primary source of our knowledge of the beliefs of the ancient Celts.