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Celtic Myth Podshow

The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales, stories, legends and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. The stories weave together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts. So sit down, get comfortable and join us for news, chat and a story from Celtic Mythology. Come and join Gary & Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. The series started with the Book of Invasions from the Irish Mythological Cycle, which is now complete, and we're progressing on to Welsh Mythology with the First Branch of the Mabinogion.
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Aug 11, 2013

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


Show Summary:

In the final episode of the first half of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed we tie up all the loose ends and find out whether Pwyll has fulfilled his promise to Arawn or whether Arawn still has a trick or two up his sleeve. We find out what happens when Pwyll returns to his homeland, the beautiful Dyfed, and discovers how the Grey Lord has ruled his country while he was away. Finally, we discover the truth behind the Magic Pigs...

This episode is also the 6th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

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We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 11 Aug 2013, 30m, 28Mb


Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Arawn
  • Hafgan
  • Pwyll
  • Caer Arawn
  • 'Storm'
  • Berwyn
  • Iolyn
  • Rhys
  • Dyfed
  • Annwn
  • Cwn Annwn
  • Elaine
  • River Cuch
  • River Teifi
  • Cymydau
  • Delwyn
  • Pwyll Pen Annwn

 

Abercych

Abercych

Abercych, one of the suggested sites for the Ford Between the Worlds, lies on the River Teifi, which is fed by the Rover Cuch (Cych) and flows down to the sea, the Estuary, at Cardigan. We suggest that this is the site of Pwyll's stronghold in North Dyfed.

For the Celts, a Pig was a Wild Boar

For the Celts, a Pig was a Wild Boar

 

The Dragonborn Comes

by Malukah

Malukah

Malukah

Malukah, whose real name is Judith de los Santos, has become a world-wide phenomenon with her Game Cover Music which was started by her version of "The Dragonborn Comes" (which you can see below) on Youtube that went viral with a total of over 2,000,000 views in less than 2 weeks! You can find out more about this astounding artist on her website at malukah.com, see her videos on her YouTube channel, and buy her album All of the Above on her website.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

She is currently working on a new album, that is much 'folkier' and more like the music that made her famous - we can't wait. In the meantime, check out all of her links and watch the amazing video of her singing "The Dragonborn Comes" from the Bethesda Game Skyrim.

You can download the Music/Chords for this song from her website and, for those interested in the language of Dragons that she sings at the end, here it is:-

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin
Naal ok zin los vahriin
Wa dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal
ahrk fin norok paal graan
fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin fah hin kogaan mu draal

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Arawn 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 the Queen of the Otherworld, 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

 

Portcullis

Portcullis

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis playing Pretty Lady that can be heard as the Minstrels playing at the court of Arawn in this episode. You can find out more about Portcullis 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 Pronunciation for the Mabinogi

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

Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

One Man Journey, Passing Over, Knights Return from Free Stock Music.

Cyril Pereira, Les Voleurs de Temples from the album The Revenge of Glory. See the Contributor page for more details.

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

Celestial Aeon Project, for World of Ice, The Ancients from Aeon 2 and Awakening from Aeon 3. See 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 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.

 

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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