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    Today the character of Rhiannon from the First Branch of the Mabinogi is considered to be a strong female lead in the Celtic Literature. However, her role within the story is not so clear-cut and much of her power and influence within the text is determined by her ethereal nature. In order to examine the important of Rhiannon’s divinity, it is necessary to understand how the concept of a sovereignty goddess and Otherworld ruler combine to create a position whereby Rhiannon both improves upon and secure Pwyll’s realm. Rhiannon is undeniably a divine figure with a layered history. Her divinity directly contributes to her role as sovereignty goddess. While not fulfilling the most traditional use for her role, Rhiannon is still representative of Pwyll’s right to rule. The tragic birth of her child even contributes to the fortification of Pwyll’s claim. And yet, her Otherworldliness cannot be dismissed. Rhiannon is a strong leader who rule with the skill of a síd, actively improving both Pwyll’s land and his leadership, working against the more traditional passive role of sovereignty goddesses. Before any of this can be established however, it is essential to look at how Rhiannon’s divinity is created and shaped by remnants of Pre-Christian deities. Rhiannon’s divine origins are far from superficial. From her first introduction in the First Branch of the Mabinogi, Rhiannon is heavily associated with supernatural and godlike qualities. She appears riding a horse outpacing…

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    enchanted gifts. Rhiannon’s status also claims to exhibit the lack of recognitions for women and that she ultimately seems to bring in the idea that even though she still withholds a presence as a result of her banishment. This eventually creates the disheveled amount of respect that eventually forms in the creation of her new self. Despite her original self-appearing confident and proud of her abilities, her actions still exemplified the weakness of supposed “womanhood” and surrenders to the…

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    Morgan le Fay is one of the Arthurian Legends and is known for being an evil enchantresses and a witch. Morgan le Fay’s legend goes that she is the half-sister of King Arthur. Morgan le Fay uses her lover, Accolon to steal King Arthur’s sword when this plan does not go as accordingly she throws the sword into the lake. Morgan le Fay is also considered a healer because in Vita Merlini by Geoffrey Monmouth she heals King Arthur’s wounds from the last battle of Calman but the only way that she can…

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    MK Date: 27.02.2018 1.- Health and Wellbeing (How are you going?) 1.1.- Wellbeing: Referring to the email Mark sent to the writer last week, in which he requested the writer to support him to find an accommodation urgently, as he cannot handle to live with his brother who has anger issues and is violence toward him. Moreover, in Mark’s recently email he mentioned that his brother tries to sell him drugs and demanding money from him. Due to the number of emails received from Mark requesting…

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    Redefining masculinity, particularly the self-control element, through status updates, my focal-follow admits to his social vulnerability which he attempts to combat using inspirational quotes. Power along with control intricacies form the basis for my focal-follow’s warrior digitally mediated identity that helps him overcome emotional implications resulting from harsh societal circumstances. Focusing on the stressors that trigger depressive and suicidal thoughts, my focal follow integrates talk…

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    Isaac Slade, Joe King, Ben Wysocki, and Dave Welsh make up the popular rock/ pop band The Fray. With their first album, How to Save a Life, this band appeared on everyone’s radar. The Fray’s song “You Found Me” appeared on the band’s second album, The Fray. Eight months after the release of The Fray’s second album, the band released a music video for “You Found Me.” This song could have several meanings depending on different points of views. Many interpretations of the lyrics in this song…

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    and speed of the journey that cinema can provide". He described the film as "intelligent entertainment", meaning that it doesn't patronise audiences and there's an agenda behind the film if they want to look for one. He, John Hodge and producer Andrew MacDonald all wanted the film to be a partnership of 3 performers. They didn't approach one major star because they thought the audiences would all be concentrating on that one person. To prepare for the film, Boyle…

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    Devastating and Drastic, the Irish Potato Famine changed Ireland in a variety of ways. Farmers and regular people were starving to death due to the lack of healthy potatoes. The people in Ireland were extremely dependent on potatoes and when the blight came the economy went down. As the fungus spread throughout the country, people began to lose their main source of food. Since the people in Ireland depended on the potato, it made the population cripple with the lack of a healthy food. The Irish…

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    “’New Scottish Cinema’ suggests a new wave of film production and is often attributed to filmmaking that considers itself alternative or oppositional to other forms of mainstream cinema”, David Martin Jones, (2005:11). Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1995) is a film that worked around the social, political and cultural development in Britain in the late 20th Century. It gives rise to questions of identity, culture, and community. The main theme in this film is about a group of friends with a heroin…

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    Significance of Animals, Nature, and Imagery In Celtic Folklore, animals are constantly being used in the stories which shows an admiration that the writers had in this time period for animals. “Lanval,” “Sir Gawain,” and “The Green Knight” are a few examples that use animals in the story comparing things such as beauty. According to Lars Nooden, “Animals in Celtic and Welsh mythology are tied in with fertility and vitality, because they are living, moving, and growing. They also provide…

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