Branwen goes to reland with her husband but her new bed of roses reveals a few sharp thorns.

Matholwch and Branwen set up home in Ireland and a son is born to them. After a while, the King hears whispers from his people and Branwen suffers a terrible fate.

This episode is the 7th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.

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Running Order:

  • Intro 0:25
  • News and Views 1:28
  • Recap 2:10
  • Story 3:45
  • Promo - Greg Draven 20:50
  • The Children of Lir - Spiral Dance 22:29

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