Celtic Myth Podshow

Celtic Myth Podshow

Gary, Ruth and their friends bring you ancient tales, stories, legends and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. Stories full of the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. You'll also find some 'Special' Shows with music, modern stories, some great information and lots more from the modern Celtic community weaved in with the main story Shows.... Show More
August 26, 2014

When the happy couple return to Dyfed, they hear an unexpected prophecy!

Part 10 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Pwyll and Rhiannon are finally married and enjoying the feasting in the Halls of the Otherworld. It is not too long before Pwyll and his Companions get homesick for the land of their Birth. Pwyll and Rhiannon decide to head back to Dyfed and an unexpected prophecy!

This episode is also the 10th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:26
  • News & Views 1:43
  • Recap 2:45
  • Story 3:25
  • Listener Feedback - Timothy 24:23
  • Song of Amergin Chant 25:00
  • Wickerman by Spiral Dance 27:17
  • Thanks for iTunes Reviews 35:13
  • More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com

    We hope you enjoy it!

    Gary & Ruthie x x x

    Released: 26 Aug 2014, 38m, 35Mb

    It's always great to hear from you! garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe

    Names Used in this Story

    Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Hevaydd Hen
  • Gwawl
  • Rhiannon
  • Delwyn
  • Fae Ones/Fey Ones
  • Dyfed
  • Arberth
  • Ceryss
  • Caer Hevaydd
  • Bryn Caerau
  • River Sea-Voice
  • Ceredigion
  • Powys
  • Gwynedd
  • Pendaran
  • Plant Cael
  • Plentyn
  • Changeling
  • Awen
  • Locations Visited in this Episode


    The Court of Hefaydd Hen

    The Court of Hefeydd Hen (or Hyfaidd Hen) is of unknown location, 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. Is this the enchanted castle we shall see 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.

    Medieval Wales, showing the Kingdom of Gwent

    Listener Feedback


    We send thanks to Timothy from Finland for his greeting and play a wonderful chant based on the Song of Amergin sent in to us by our long-time friend, Inish.


    Music - Wickerman

    Spiral Dance


    Wickerman – a song to celebrate our annual English Ale held in the beautiful Adelaide Hills town of Mylor. We honour many of the customs of our English Ancestors; Morris dancing, hobby horses, blackened faced guisers, the fiery torch lit procession with our pageant giants and the burning of the Wickerman. Our ritual celebrates the turning of the year after harvest and honours the old gods, ancestors and spirits of the land as we move into the darker time – the time of the Crone. Find out more about Spiral Dance and where to get hold of this superb track on their Contributor Page.


    Contact Us:

    Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows

    You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe
    Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com.
    Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow,
    Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth),
    Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)


    Help Spread the Word:
    Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :)

    If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet!

    Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow:
  • Click here to subscribe via iTunes
  • Click here to subscribe via RSS
  • Click here to subscribe via Stitcher
  • 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!



    Mark as Played

    Chat About Celtic Myth Podshow

    Popular Podcasts

    Crime Junkie
    Crime Junkie
    If you can never get enough true crime...
    Stuff You Should Know
    Stuff You Should Know
    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.


      © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.