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Arthur Bards Brân the Blessed Britannia Culture Cymru - Wales Druidry Druids Julius Caesar Manawydan Myrddin Ovates Second Branch The Mabinogion Three Branches Welsh Triads

A severed head on a round table

In the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, Brân the Blessed, the giant and King of Britain, is mortally wounded whilst rescuing his sister Branwen from her abusive husband, the King of Ireland. He tells his companions, the seven survivors of that brutal expedition, to cut off his head.

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Afagddu Arthur Ceridwen Creirwy Hanes Taliesin Morfran eil Tegid

Thoughts on Ceridwen and Afagddu

Some random thoughts that came up in meditation today:

If Creirwy is the Child, and Ceridwen is the Mother, who is the Crone to complete the triad?

In adulthood, Morfran eil Tegid is one of three to survive the battle of Camlan, because of his ugliness. He has hair on his face like a stag, it is said. I wonder… did he – did the child, Afagddu – have horns like a stag? What would it mean if he did?