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<i>Kaer Sidi</i> and Other Celtic Otherworld Terms

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199588657
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595431 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0003
Kaer Sidi and Other Celtic Otherworld Terms

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This chapter argues that modern terms the Otherworld and l'Autre Monde are problematic and that there was no common Celtic term. Locations overseas and in tumuli are discussed. Terms discussed include síd, Annwfn, Andoounnabo, gorsedd, forad, Ynys Wair, Kaer Sidi, Caer Siddi, tíre béo and terra viventium. Reference is made to Preiddeu Annwn, Historia Brittonum, De Abbatibus, Elis Gruffudd, Hanes Taliesin, and William Owen‐Pughe.

Keywords: Otherworld; Autre Monde; síd; Annwfn; Andoounnabo; gorsedd; forad; Ynys Wair; Kaer Sidi; Caer Siddi; tíre béo; terra viventium; Preiddeu Annwn; Historia Brittonum; De Abbatibus; Elis Gruffudd; Hanes Taliesin; William Owen‐Pughe

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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