What really happened to Pwyll & Rhiannon's child?
Part 13 and the final episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Pwyll's long-time friend, Teyrnon has beaten off the Monster from the Deeps and has discovered a beautiful baby boy wrapped in silks left in its wake. He and his wife decide to rear the child, but what of the misery of Rhiannon? In this episode, Teyrnon makes a decision and we finally discover what really happened to Pwyll and Rhiannon's child.
This episode is also the 13th and final 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/firstbranch13
We hope you enjoy it!
Gary & Ruthie x x x
Overview of the Celtic Myth PodshowGary and Ruth - your Hosts!
We welcome all of our new listeners and guide them through how to find their way around the show. So far, we have completed the Irish Mythological Cycle (which starts at Episode 1 Gods in the Mist) and have started the Welsh Mabinogion with Episode 30 Restless Dreams. This episode completes the first story, or Branch, in the Mabinogi - Pwyll, Prince of Annwn.
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This map shows the locations of the cantrefs of Ystrad Tewi and Ceredigion that Pryderi added to the realm of Dyfed. Those seven cantrefs were known as the Seisyllwch.
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Music Welcome in Another Year
by Blanche Rowen & Mike GulstonThe Dance Goes On
This show was released at Samhain in 2015 so this song by the very talented Blanche Rowen and Mike Gulston is especially appropriate. Their album, The Dance Goes On, is an amazing treat with songs for each of the seasons of the year making it a joyous exploration of the Turning of the Wheel! You can find out more about Blanche & Mike on their website or on our Contributor Page.
In our last episode we set a competition by asking you if you could find out the name of Charlie Allan's dog.Odin
Charlie is from Saor Patrol and the Duncarron medieval Village and his dog, Odin, can be frequently seen at events watching the Burgers cook!
The answer to the competition is: the dog's name is Odin and our lucky winner is Helen from the UK. It's on it's way to you, Helen - congratulations!Listener Feedback
We play some lovely feedback from Marco from New Mexico. Marco asks about the old drinking habits and the hospitality of the ancient Celts. Ruthie did some research and came across two ancient recipes for beer that might interest him. You can find them at http://byo.com/hops/item/1537-two-ancient-brews ... just scroll to the bottom of the page. Please do let us know how they come out if any of you decide to try them! :)
Thank you so much Marco!Sources used in this Episode
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
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
And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!
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Bach Cello Suite 1, Beautiful, & Dark Days from Free Stock Music.
For our Theme Music
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