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"Will Pwyll survive his encounter in the Land of the Dead?"
In the final episode of the first half of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed we tie up all the loose ends and find out whether Pwyll has fulfilled his promise to Arawn or whether Arawn still has a trick or two up his sleeve. We find out what happens when Pwyll returns to his homeland, the beautiful Dyfed, and discovers how the Grey Lord has ruled his country while he was away. Finally, we discover the truth behind the Magic Pigs...
This episode is also the 6th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.
Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh6
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Released: 11 Aug 2013, 30m
Names Used in this Story
Listed in order of appearance
Abercych, one of the suggested sites for the Ford Between the Worlds, lies on the River Teifi, which is fed by the Rover Cuch (Cych) and flows down to the sea, the Estuary, at Cardigan. We suggest that this is the site of Pwyll's stronghold in North Dyfed.
For the Celts, a Pig was a Wild Boar
Malukah, whose real name is Judith de los Santos, has become a world-wide phenomenon with her Game Cover Music which was started by her version of "The Dragonborn Comes" (which you can see below) on Youtube that went viral with a total of over 2,000,000 views in less than 2 weeks! You can find out more about this astounding artist on her website at malukah.com, see her videos on her YouTube channel, and buy her album All of the Above on her website.
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
She is currently working on a new album, that is much 'folkier' and more like the music that made her famous - we can't wait. In the meantime, check out all of her links and watch the amazing video of her singing "The Dragonborn Comes" from the Bethesda Game Skyrim.
You can download the Music/Chords for this song from her website and, for those interested in the language of Dragons that she sings at the end, here it is:-
Naal ok zin los vahriin
Wa dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal
ahrk fin norok paal graan
fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin fah hin kogaan mu draal
Damh, taking on the role of Arawn and other parts in the second half of our re-telling of the First Branch, is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood.
Cerri Lee, playing the role of the Queen of the Otherworld, is a multi-talented visionary artist who can turn her hand to almost anything creative. She is inspired by nature, and the ancient Pagan myths and legends of many cultures, her beliefs as a modern day Druid as well as those around her. Cerri is equally in her element when she is up to her elbows in clay or painting one of her fabulous pictures. She is partner to Druid musician and long-time supporter of our show, Damh the Bard and can be found supporting him at many of his performances.
A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis playing Pretty Lady that can be heard as the Minstrels playing at the court of Arawn in this episode. You can find out more about Portcullis on their website or on their Contributor page.
Places Mentioned in the First Branch, Fascinating website.
Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.
The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242
The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3
'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9
Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5
Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X
Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6
Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6
The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4
Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X
Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089
Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3
'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2
Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066
Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5
The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952
http://www.maryjones.us/jce/eufyd.html, Hyfaidd Hen as one of the Children of Don.
Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronunciation for the Mabinogi
And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!
For Incidental Music
One Man Journey, Passing Over, Knights Return from Free Stock Music.
For our Theme Music
(in Alphabetic order)
The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.
Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.
Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.
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