Gwyn ap Nudd

The British Forests

The Welsh legends emerged from a particular culture: the Brythonic Celts. They developed over a long period: roots in the Neolithic, then the Celtic Iron Age, the Roman occupation, and Christianisation… Then the Dark Ages and the long retreat before the barbarian colonisation…

I want to discuss Gwyn ap Nudd, and his role as the Lord of the Forests. Before I can do that, though, I need to talk about “forests” because, to quote Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means“.