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.
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
Listed in order of appearance
From: The Mabinogion (Lady Charlotte Guest)
Teyrnon (Pedair Cainc) From: darlun o'r gyfrol Chwedlau Cymru Fu, Merthyr Tudful 1906: llun gan AnatiomarosPre-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
We play some lovely feedback from Ben in Adelaide, Australia. Thank you so much Ben!Competition
Duncarron Medieval VillageThe 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 RisingNature’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.
We also give thanks to AFS Fish, Natty Lizard King and John 7 Ash for their superb reviews on iTunes!
For Incidental Music
Heroic Struggle from Free Stock Music.
For our Theme Music
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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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