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
June 25, 2015

A Prize Mare suffers a horrific fate every May Eve!

Part 12 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. We shift our attention now to the Kingdom of Gwent and its' Lord, Teyrnon, who has a terrible problem with his Prize Mare. At the same time as young Pwyll and his Bride, Rhiannon, are being punished for the 'alleged' crime that Rhiannon has committed, Teyrnon and his wife are deciding to end the unspeakable horror that comes upon the Horse every year as she tries to give birth at Beltane. What comes next is a huge surprise..!

This episode is also the 12th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:40
  • Recap 3:27
  • Story 4:22
  • Listener Feedback - Ben 25:38
  • Duncaron Competition 18:45
  • Promo - Story Archaeology 20:48
  • Cernunnos Rising 22:29
  • Thanks for iTunes Reviews 26:01
  • All the credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/firstbranch12

    We hope you enjoy it!

    Gary & Ruthie x x x

    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
  • Rhiannon
  • Hevaidd Hen
  • Dyfed
  • Arberth
  • Gwent
  • Prydain
  • Hafren
  • Cantref
  • Gwent Is Coed
  • Teyrnon
  • Teyrnon Twryf Lliant
  • Silures
  • Gruffydd ap Llewelyn
  • Delwyn
  • Beltane
  • Calan Mai
  • Gwri Gwallt Euryn
  • Teyrnon fighting against the Sea-Monster

    From: The Mabinogion (Lady Charlotte Guest)

    Teyrnon (Pedair Cainc) From: darlun o'r gyfrol Chwedlau Cymru Fu, Merthyr Tudful 1906: llun gan Anatiomaros

    Pre-Roman Wales

    The Map, circa 40 AD, shows the territiories occupied by the Brythonic tribes at the time. Our story takes place in Dyfed which is in Demetian lands.

    By this time it was approximately 200 years after the death of Gruffydd ap Llewelyn, whom Gary wrongly calls Gruffyd ap Llewellyn in the Show. In 1056, he won another victory over an English army near Glasbury. Now a true King of Wales, he claimed sovereignty over the whole of Wales. By the 13th Century, the South was ruled by the Marcher Lords and the indigenous Brythonic Welsh who had retreated into the (Green) North of Wales. Later in the Mabinogi our stories tell us more about this area.

    Political Lanscape of Post-Roman Wales

    Listener Feedback

    Ben

    We play some lovely feedback from Ben in Adelaide, Australia. Thank you so much Ben!

    Competition

    Duncarron Medieval Village

    The Lads of Saor Patrol

    Do you fancy winning a fantastic Hoodie in XXL size from the Duncarron Medieval Village run by the Clanranald Trust for Scotland Charity and Saor Patrol? If so, then read on for more details about them and listen to the end of the show for how you can enter! The Clanranald Trust is currently building a full-scale replica of an early Medieval Fortified Village. This will be typical of the Scottish Clan Chief’s residence throughout the earlier part of the last millennium.

    Our Prize - The Duncarron Hoodie! Promo - Story Archaeology Podcast

    Story Archaeology Podcast

    Story Archaeology combines the breadth of knowledge and skills of the storyteller with academic exploration of ancient texts. We focus on the Irish tradition, peeling back the layers of modern folklore to unearth the potsherds and treasuries of our heritage. On StoryArchaeology.com, you will find regular podcasts and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists, Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody. You can find the show in iTunes or listen/download the Podcast directly from the Story Archaeology website.

    Music - Blessings of Beltane

    by Cernunnos Rising

    Nature’s Child

    The beautiful and ethereal version of Blessings of Beltane that could originally be heard on their album, Wild Soul, has been re-mixed to include the lovely vocals of Carla Lewis and the beautiful harmonies of Katie Nicholas in the new track Beltane. This track is the first that we have played from their latest album which will be available on July 1st, Nature's Child, and you can find out more about Cernunnos Rising on their website or on our Contributor Page.

     

    Additional Thanks

    We also give thanks to AFS Fish, Natty Lizard King and John 7 Ash for their superb reviews on iTunes!

     

    Special Thanks

    For Incidental Music

    Kevin MacLeod, for Peaceful Desolation. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

    Heroic Struggle from Free Stock Music.

    Jason Shaw for Antartica. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details

    Densle for Dragon's Breath from Elatheria. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

    Kubi for Siempre Contigo. See his website or our 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 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.

    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.


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