11:49:44 AM May 8th 2015
Pulled this. In the first place because you should never list two tropes for the same example. Plus I am not sure if either of these tropes fits: Lleu trusted his wife and had no reason to suspect her of wanting to harm him, so he is not being obviously dumb. Maybe he thought it was fun.
- Idiot Ball / Too Dumb to Live: Lleu can only be killed in a highly specific set of circumstances involving multiple elements, including a goat and a washtub. When his unfaithful wife just happens to arrange the necessary effects and asks him to stand in the very specific pose, he does so without question - and, unsurprisingly, gets stabbed.
04:01:39 PM Jan 12th 2011
=Evangeline Walton and appropriate sources= Reading through the page, I'm noticing that some tropers are using Evangeline Walton's 1970s "Mabinogion Tetralogy" as a reference point. Please be aware that Walton completely rewrote the original 6th century prose legend as a scifi/fantasy series, adding and inventing many elements that are not in the original, such as certain character motivations and gender politics. This page is about the medieval epic, please keep your refences to that text. A good translation to use is Sioned Davies's 2007 edition, published by Oxford University Press.