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In Welsh mythology, King Pryderi of Dyfed was the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon. Welsh mythology, the remnants of the mythology of the pre-Christian Britons, has come down to us in much altered form in medieval Welsh manuscripts such as the Red Book of Hergest, the White Book of Rhydderch, the Book of Aneirin and the Book of Taliesin. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... This article is about the Welsh hero; for the impact crater on Europa, see Pwyll (crater). ... In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon was a daughter of Hefeydd the Old. ...


On the night of his birth, he disappeared while in the care of six of Rhiannon's ladies-in-waiting. To avoid the blame, they smeared blood from a puppy on Rhiannon, who was asleep, and claimed that she had eaten the boy.


Teyrnon, Lord of Gwent Is Coed, had a mare who gave birth each year but whose foals had all disappeared. Teyrnon watched his stables and saw a mysterious clawed beast coming to take the foal; Teyrnon cut off the beast's arm and found the child outside the stable. He and his wife adopted the boy, naming him Gwri Wallt Euryn (Gwri of the golden hair). The child grew to adulthood in only seven years and was given the foal which had led Teyrnon to the stable. Teyrnon realized who the child was and returned him to Pwyll and Rhiannon, who named him Pryderi (worry). In Welsh mythology, Teyrnon or Teirnon was the foster father of Pryderi. ...


Pryderi married Cigva and became King of Dyfed after his father died. He then invited Manawydan to live with him in Dyfed. Soon, Dyfed turned into a barren wasteland and only Rhiannon, Pryderi, Cigva and Manawydan lived. Manaywdan and Pryderi, while out hunting, saw a white boar which they followed. Pryderi and his mother, Rhiannon, touched a golden bowl that the boar led them to and became enchanted. Manawydan and Cigva were unable to help them until they captured a mouse which was actually the wife of Llwyd, Rhiannon's enemy, and the spell was lifted. In Welsh mythology, Cigva (or Cigfa) was the wife of King Pryderi of Dyfed. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... In Welsh mythology, Manawydan, son of Llyr, is the equivalent of the Irish Manannan mac Lir and a presumed sea god. ... Binomial name Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758 The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig. ... Feral mouse The mouse is a mammal that belongs to one of numerous species of small rodents in the genus Mus and various related genera of the family Muridæ (Old World Mice). ... Iolo Goch (1320-98), (English Iolo the Red), was a Welsh poet who wrote poems addressed to Owain Glyndwr among others. ...


Later, Pryderi had his pigs stolen by Gwydion, thus starting a war between Pryderi and Math ap Mathonwy. In Welsh mythology, Gwydion is a magician appearing prominantly in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion and the ancient poem Cad Goddeu. ... In Welsh mythology, Math ap Mathonwy was a king who needed to rest his feet in the lap of a virgin unless he was at war, or wanted to be. ...


 
 

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