Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed, goes hunting with unexpected results!We start with the First Branch, which tells the tale of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and his encounter with a strange other-worldy being. In this episode, our Lord is touring his lands and stays awhile at his favourite Court at Arberth. One of his favourite pastimes is hunting, and he and his men set of for a hunt in the forests around the Valley of the River Cuch, Glyn Cuch. This episode is the first episode in our Welsh Mythology, the Mabinogion series: Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed.
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- Intro 0:42
- News & Views 1:04
- Story 3:46
- Listener Feedback - Gwalchdistrow Cambria 18:37
- Promo - The Awen's Path 20:33
We hope you enjoy it!
Gary & Ruthie x x x
We begin the Mabinogion with the First Branch!
Restless Dreams: Part 1 of the First Branch and Part 1 of the MabinogionNames Used in this Story
Listed in order of appearance
- Glyn Cuch
- Pen Llwyn Diarwya
Places mentioned in the Story
Episode 1 is also the first episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. The area of the Wales that Pwyll rules is called Dyfed, and at the estimated time of the writing of the First Branch (during the Medieval period).
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The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch.
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Frenni Fawr is the only location that we could find that would match the description of Pen Llwyn Diawya. These images can be seen and explorted directly in Google Earth by downloading the Google Earth data file here.
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Promo - The Awen's Path
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