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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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Now displaying: November, 2015

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Show Summary:

 

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.

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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


News & Views

Overview of the Celtic Myth Podshow

Gary and Ruth - your hosts!

Gary 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.

We also mention that Special Shows (those starting with the prefix SP (SP01, SP02 etc.) will be found which contain modern stories, music, factual pieces and interviews about Celtic History, Music and Culture.

You can also find a Help Page that will help you with everything to do with Podcasts, subscribing and how to listen to each new show.

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Teyrnon
  • Gwri of the Golden Hair
  • Pwyll
  • Rhiannon
  • Dyfed
  • Arberth
  • Gwent
  • Ceffyl-Aur
  • Annwn
  • Calan Mai
  • Beltane
  • Pryderi ("Worry")
  • Pendaran
  • Gwri Gwallt Euryn
  • Teyrnon Twerf Lliant
  • Pwyll Pen Annwn
  • Summerlands
  • Ystrad Tywi
  • Ceredigion
  • Seisyllwch
  • Bryn Caerau
  • Casnar Wledig
  • Gwyn Gophoyw
  • Gloyw Walltlydan

Post-Roman Wales

Post-Roman Wales

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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The CUUPS Podcast

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Starting in January 2010 CUUPS began producing monthly Podcasts. These are approximately 45 minute long audio programs which bring together recorded material from a variety of sources. You can find the show in iTunes or listen/download the Podcast directly from the Libsyn website.

 

Music Welcome in Another Year

by Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston

The Dance Goes On

The 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.

 

Competition Results

In our last episode we set a competition by asking you if you could find out the name of Charlie Allan's dog.

Odin

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

Marco

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 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

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

 

Additional Thanks

We also give thanks to Raincloud, battery Discharger, Jenga Lill and Ariel from the Druidic Craft of the Wise podcast for their superb reviews on iTunes!

Special Thanks

For Incidental Music

Kevin MacLeod, for String Impromptu Number 1, Not As It Seems, Water Prelude, & Minstrel Guild. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Bach Cello Suite 1, Beautiful, & Dark Days from Free Stock Music.

Jason Shaw for A Moment's Reflection, & Renaissance. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details

Adragante for Resonance 3 from Resonance. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Doc for Dancers in Mist from An Island of Joy. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Kubi for Siempre Contigo and Mystery Dungeon. See his website or our Contributor Page for more details.

Therese Schroeder-Sheker for her track Longing from Rosa Mystica. See her 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.

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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