The Mabinogion: Meet Wales' monsters and mythical beasts
It is more than 165 years since the first English translation of The Mabinogion - a set of Welsh medieval tales - told of the land's fabled beasts and monsters.
Lady Charlotte Guest's conversion of the 11-story collection, created centuries ago, feature Rhiannon's Birds, the Afanc and a nameless claw.
But what is the meaning and legacy of Wales' fantastical fauna?
Cardiff University's Dr Juliette Wood, a medieval folklore and Celtic tradition specialist, explores some of the magical and sometimes shape-shifting menagerie contained in Britain's first prose literature.
Artwork & Images by Michael Burgess
Video by Philip John
29 Dec 2015