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by Brian Edward Rise
In the early Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen, the hero Culhwch is cursed unless he wins the hand of Olwen, daughter of the chief of the Giants, Ysbaddaden. Though Olwen is wiling to marry Culhwch, Ysbaddaden is likewise cursed and will die upon his daughter's marriage. The giant then tries to delay the union by setting Culhwch to a series of impossible tasks. Arthur and his knights come to the aid of Culhwch. The giant is defeated and the spells negated.

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