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
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
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Names Used in this
Listed in order of
- Hevaidd Hen
- Gwent Is Coed
- Teyrnon Twryf Lliant
- Gruffydd ap Llewelyn
- Calan Mai
- Gwri Gwallt Euryn
Teyrnon fighting against the
From: The Mabinogion (Lady Charlotte Guest)
Cainc) From: darlun o'r gyfrol Chwedlau Cymru Fu, Merthyr
Tudful 1906: llun gan Anatiomaros
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
We play some lovely feedback from
Ben in Adelaide, Australia. Thank
you so much Ben!
The 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
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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
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