The valley this morning. 🌿🌤
Our little wooded valley turns out is iimportant in ancient Welsh folk law, as it is where Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, whilst on a hunting trip met Arawn, King of Annwn the Otherworld, with his pack of magnificent white hounds with red ears.
Pwyll then passes into the Otherworld (as the river tributary in the valley, Afon Barddu was a portal into that magical land).
Then after various adventures and battles Prince Pwyll becomes firm friends with King Annwn and his Queen.
Pwyll was also mentioned as part of King Arthur's court and his Otherworld faery wife Rhiannon, is also important in Welsh folk law and was very beautiful, clever and brave with her magic white horse.
The tale was written about in the Mabinogion which are the earliest prose stories in Britain. The stories were compiled in Middle Welsh in the 12th–13th centuries from earlier story telling traditions. The tale can be found the medieval Red Book of Hergest and White Book of Rhydde. 💚 #Wales #westwales #celticfolklore