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Branwen Brân the Blessed Manawydan Plant Llŷr Second Branch The Mabinogion Third Branch

The Children of Llŷr

The Plant Llŷr, the Children of Llŷr, are the last of the Three Great Families of Welsh myth for us to consider. They teach us about leadership, and about human society under the rule of the Gods.

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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.