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Feb 17, 2013

Our hero enters the Land of the Dead and meets its Queen

In the last episode, Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, wearing the shape of Arawn, sees many strange marvels and finally gets to meet the Great Queen herself. In this episode, he starts his battle training with Arawn's Knights, defends the Kingdom of Annwn from invaders and is forced to seek a favour from Arawn's beautiful Queen.

This episode is also the 4th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi and continues the story of Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.

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Running Order:

  • Intro 0:41
  • News & View - Podcast Awards 1:15
  • Recap 2:50
  • Story 3:36
  • Listener Feedback - Simon 29:08
  • Listener Feedback - Carole 31:16
  • Promo - Mary Jones 32:01
We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 17 Feb 2013, 34m, 33Mb

Send us your feedback!  Email us at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe


News & Views

European Podcast Awards

We start off by sending out an enormous 'Thank You' to whoever nominated us for the European Podcast Awards, for which voting is now over. We didn't win but you can find the Results here. We also tell everybody about the new VoiceMail feature that you can see over on the right-hand side of the screen there and invite you to use it to leave us a message. We love to hear your voices!

We also offer a big thanks to our Special Guest actors, Damh the Bard and Cerri Lee. You can find out more details at the bottom of these Show-notes.

 

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Pwyll
  • Arawn
  • Caer Arawn
  • Iolyn
  • Berwyn
  • Rhys
  • 'courser'
  • 'palfrey'
  • 'targe'
  • 'pell'
  • Dyfed
  • Elaine
  • 'Storm'

 

Listener Feedback

Simon

We have a fascinating email from our listener Simon, pointing us to a different pronunciation of the the name 'Pwyll' and we explore its origins and variations. He links us to Forvo for his pronunciation. There are other examples of the 'wy' diphthong on the same site showing how it can be pronounced differently.

For those who'd like to know where we found our information about the possible ways to pronounce Middle Welsh, we can point you to the two following links:

http://www.mabinogistudy.co.uk/pronunciation.html

http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/canol/appxd.html from the book Reading Middle Welsh by Gareth Morgan.

 

Carole from 'Pagan eBooks for Free'

We also received some great Audio feedback from Carole that runs the Pagan eBooks for Free Facebook page. She says:

Please note - these are ALL Free Today! They may not be Free Tomorrow!!! Do check them however as some are on permanent free status. Get a Kindle app now, if you do not have a Kindle..
Amazon.com has a free Kindle Reader download for PC's and Macs:
Free PC Nook Application:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-pc/379002322/
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/free-nook-apps/379002321/
Sony Reader app
https://ebookstore.sony.com/download/

 

Promo - Mary Jones

Mary Jones

Mary Jones

Without Mary's phenomenal work collecting Celtic Literature for her Celtic Encyclopedia and the Celtic Literature Collective at www.maryjones.us, we probably wouldn't have been able to make the show. Not only has she provided us with much of the hard to obtain source material we needed, she has also shown considerable personal support. Thank you Mary :)

 

Facebook Reminder

We'd like to remind everyone that we're not using the Forums any more and that most folks can talk to us on Facebook

You can find us on our Facebook Show page, Gary's Profile, Ruthie's Profile or add us on Twitter.

@CelticMythShow is our main update feed, @Sylvarwolf for Gary and @Faerieruth for Ruthie.

You can also get hold of us by email at garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

 

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Arawn 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 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. You can find out more about Cerri and her work on her website on cerrilee.com or on our 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!

 


Extra Special Thanks to Show Friends

 

Phil Thornton

Phil Thornton

Phil Thornton

We are proud to feature Phil in this show as he again provides the music for the dance of the Tylwyth Teg with the track Summer Solstice from his album, Solstice. You can find out more about Phil's wonderful music and services on his website or more details on his Contributor Page.

 

Keltoria

Keltoria

Keltoria

We are pleased to be able to bring you a superb piece by Keltoria, Whispers in the Wind - a brand new release! You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

 

Portcullis

Portcullis

Portcullis

A special thank you to Jason, Sue and Haydon for the wonderful courtly sounds of Portcullis 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.

 


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Special Thanks

 

For Incidental Music

Grace, Heroic Struggle and Love Letters, from Free Stock Music.

Matti Paalanen, Clouds Fly As I Smile from Hollow. See the Contributor page for more details.

Evan, Troubles from his album Alice. See the Contributor page for more details.

Krzysztof Kurkowski, Certain Place from his album Invasion of Death, and Background 3 from his album Soundtrack 2. See the Contributor page for more details.

La Gueta La Runa, for their track Vamanos Baillar from the album LGLR 2007. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Roger Subirana, for his track Nysfan form the album Secrets. See his website or his Contributor Page for more details.

Marieva's Project, Sentenza from his album Chansons sans Paroles. 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.

 

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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