have established a string of forts across what is now southern Cymru. They have
also built the legionary fortress at Isca, whose magnificent amphitheatre is
the best outside of Practoria
a strong druid caste who still perform human sacrifice Crmyu shares the same
pantheon as the other Celts
the son of Kilydd son of Kelyddon and Goleuddydd, a cousin of Arthur
Culhwch’s stepmother wants
him to marry her daughter but he refuses. Angry, she curses him so that he can
marry no one but the beautiful Olwen. Olwen’s father, Ysbaddaden, is a vicious
giant who will die if his daughter marries, so he requires Culhwch to complete
a number of impossible tasks, the most prominent being Culhwch’s gaining of
his cousin Arthur’s military assistance, and the hunting of the wild boar, Twrch
Trwyth. With Arthur’s help, Culhwch completes the majority of the tasks, kills
Ysbaddaden, and marries Olwen.
Llawfronedd the Horseman
He is the guardian and owner of a powerful knife,able to carve for twenty-four
people at a time. It was considered to be one of ‘Thirteen Treasures of Albion
for which Arthur journeyed
to Annwn to recover
Llew Llaw Gyffes
Son of Arianrhod. He is connected with the Spear of Light. Gwydion is said to
have helped his uncle Math make Blodeuwedd from flowers for Llew
A warriot who accompanied Arthur
as he attacked Anwwn when they went in search of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain.
His sword was known as ‘The Sword of Light which gave him power to lead the
way towards the Cauldron.
Lludd Llaw Eraint
Lludd Llaw Eraint, “Lludd
of the Silver Hand”, son of Beli Mawr, is a legendary hero from Welsh mythology.
As Nudd Llaw Eraint (the earlier form of his name, cognate of the Irish Nuada
Airgetlám, derived from the pre-Roman British god Nodens) he is the father
of Gwynn ap Nudd. He is probably the source of king Lud from Geoffrey of Monmouth’s
History of the Kings of Britain.
In the Mabinogion tale
of Lludd and Llefelys, which seems heavily influenced by Geoffrey of Monmouth’s
work, he is the ruler of Britain while his brother Llefelys ruled Gaul. Lludd
calls on Llefelys to rid Britain of three plagues then afflicting the kingdom.
According to legend, there was once a temple to Lludd at the site of St Paul’s
Cathedral, London, near Ludgate, which is named after him.
The plagues of
* The first plague was
that of the Coranians.
* The second was that of the white and red dragons. One of the dragons represented
the Brythons, while the other represented the Anglo-Saxon invaders of Britain.
On the eve of May Day, the two dragons would begin to fight. The White Dragon
would strive to overcome the Red Dragon, making the Red cry out a fearful shriek
which was heard over every Brythonic hearth. This shriek went through people’s
hearts, scaring them so much that the men lost their hue and their strength,
women lost their children, young men and the maidens lost their senses, and
all the animals and trees and the earth and the waters, were left barren. The
plague was finally eradicated by catching the dragons and burying both of them
in a rock pit at Dinas Emrys in Snowdonia, north Wales, the securest place in
Britain at that time. The dragons were caught by digging out a pit under the
exact point where the dragons would fall down exhausted after fighting. This
place was at Oxford, which Lludd found to be the exact centre of the island
when he measured the island of Britain. The pit had a satin covering over it
and a cauldron of mead in it at the bottom. First, the dragons fought by the
pit in the form of terrific animals. Then they began to fight in the air over
the pit in the form of dragons. Then exhausted with the fighting, they fell
down on the pit in the form of pigs and sank into the pit drawing the satin
covering under them into the cauldron at the bottom of the pit whereupon they
drank the mead and fell asleep. The dragons were then wrapped up in the satin
covering and placed in the pit to be buried at Dinas Emrys.
* The third plague was the plunder committed by a giant who wore strong, heavy
armour and carried a hamper. His nocturnal entrance was heralded by soporific
illusions and musical sounds which lulled the members of Lludd’s Court
to sleep. Once the court was asleep, he would put all the food and provisions
of meat and drink of Lludd’s Court into his commodious hamper and take
it away with him. This recurring theft constituted the third plague of Lludd’s
reign. Lludd was only able to stop the recurring theft by confronting the intruder.
He was able to avoid falling asleep to the soporific illusions and musical sounds
by frequently dipping his head in a vessel of cold water by his side. Upon confronting
the magician, a fierce encounter ensued in which glittering fire flew out from
their arms until Lludd overcame the magician. Thereupon, Lludd granted him mercy
and made him his loyal vassal.
He had the gift of prophecy
Taliesin journeyed with Arthur
to Annwn when the King successfully sought the Thirteen Treasures of Britain
Land of the
Dead it was said to produce crops without cultivation
here have their own language but most also speak the language of Albion
is used by Llenlleawg Wyddel to kill Diwrnach Wyddel and his men.
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