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"Can Pwyll regain his True Love?"

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Show Summary:

After a magical meeting with the beautiful and mysterious Rhiannon, a magical Lady riding a powerful White Horse, Pwyll falls deeply in love. They arrange to marry after a courtship lasting a year-and-a-day in the Otherworld Palace of her father, Hevaydd Hen. Hevaydd the Ancient, first ruler of Dyfed and now a powerful ruler in the Fae realms. Pwyll anxiously waits for the year to pass and still tells no one of his plans. Now it is Beltane - time for feasting and match-making and Pwyll gathers his Companions to seek for his own Match!

This episode is also the 8th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and carries on with the second half of that Branch - the story of his encounter with Rhiannon.

Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh8

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We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 15 Dec 2013, 34m


News & Views

King Arthur buried at Arthuret

St. Michael’s & All Angels at Arthuret

St. Michael’s & All Angels at Arthuret

We mention that Professor Norma Goodrich, from , a specialist in the Arthurian Tradition belives that King Arthur may have been buried in the Parish of Arthuret on the Scottish Borders.

Find out more below at:

King Arthur's Grave believed found! (Toledo Blade)

 

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Dyfed
  • Mabinogion
  • Prince of Annwn
  • Arberth
  • Gorsedd (Arberth)
  • Cantref
  • Maenol
  • Calan Mai
  • Beltaine
  • Sidhe
  • Rhiannon
  • Sea-Voice
  • Delwyn
  • Cerys
  • Hevaydd Hen
  • (Heueyd Hen)
  • Hefaidd the Ancient
  • Gwern Abwy
  • Island of the Mighty
  • Ilen
  • Gwawl
  • Son of Clud
  • Morrighan
  • Dagda

 

Rhiannon Tarot Card by Branawen

Rhiannon Tarot Card by Branawen


Locations visited in this Episode

Some wonderful information from Nantle about the locations seen in the First Branch.

The Gorsedd Arberth

Not from Nantle but from our own research..

The Court of Hefaydd Hen

THE COURT OF HEFEYDD HEN (or Hyfaidd Hen) – unknown, but, according to the Mabinogion, certainly not in Dyfed.

But according to some other traditions, Hefeydd was the first King of Dyfed. Gorsedd Arberth was his burial place and also the entrance to Annwn. Was this the enchanted castle in the third Branch?

A hero called Hefeydd Hir is found in the 6th century epic poem Y Gododdin (composed by a Briton named Aneurin who lived in a land which is now part of Scotland). In the second Branch of the Mabinogion he appears as one of the Seven Knights, King Hefeydd of Dyfed who died in 892 etc... Hefeydd was a common name in Mediaeval Wales.

The Kingdom of Gwawl fab Clud

Map of Scotland showing the Wall

Map of Scotland showing the Wall

It is said that the literal meaning of the name is “Wall Son Of Wealth”. “Gwawl”, according to the University of Wales Dictionary means:

  • The Vallum (Roman wall) between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde - the Antonine Wall, not Hadrian’s Wall
  • Man
  • Light

But his last name more than likely refers to the River Clyde in Scotland. Therefore he was one of the people of the Old North, that is to say they were Britons, like the Welsh.

Alt CLud - The Rock

Alt Clud - now called Dumbarton Rock

Their capital was Allt Clud – a huge rock on the further north bank of the River Clyde. [Now called Dumbarton (City of the Britons) Rock NS399745]. [source]

 

Listener Feedback

Symbian/Sean

We play some lovely feedback from Symbian and are blown away by his comments. Thank you Sean!
 

Promo - Standing Stone & Garden Gate

Standing Stone & Garden Gate

Standing Stone & Garden Gate

This occasional show is co-hosted by Brenda Myers and Juniper. Brendan is a superb and stimulating author of books about Druidry and Pagan Morality and Ethics and Juniper is a Hedge Witch with a superb blog of her own. Since we recorded the show, his latest book - The Earth, The Gods and the Soul - is now available from Amazon.

They have segments for the Bardic Arts, Pagan Philosophy, reviews, rants, Dr. Expert and all sortsa of stuff. A super podcast to catch up on! Standing Stone & Garden Gate

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Gwawl 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.

You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee, playing the role of Rhiannon, 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.

 

Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Celtic Twist

Celtic Twist

Celtic Twist

A special thank you Phil Holland of Celtic Twist for her version of Song Without Words from the album Going Home that be heard as Pwyll enters the great Castle of Hevaydd Hen in the Otherworld. Phil is one half, along with Dave Palmley, of the amazing duo that make up Celtic Twist. You can find out more about Celtic Twist on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Keltoria

Keltoria

Keltoria

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Keltoria, Wildwood - from their brand new album, Beyond the Wildwood! Keltoria make such wonderful music all in aid of the Hill of Tara and to help eradicate Genetically Modified foods! Great work! You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Our Sources for the Episode

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 Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

'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 Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

Armolithae, for Lost in the Green Sea from Artanis. See our Contributor Page for more details.

Charles Fenellosa, for Danza Pagana from Senda. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Flavio Simone, for Dernier Moment from his album Differences. See our Contributor Page for more details.

Psicodreamics for Sancta Inquisitio from the album Ancient Wisdom. See his website for further details or check out his Contributor Page.

Dan-O for Autumn Boy from his Royalty Free Meditation and Relaxation Music set. See his Website for more details.

Giorgio Campagnano, Be Calm from his album The Grand. See the website or his Contributor page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

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.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permisssion 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.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her 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.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!

 


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