Thursday, September 01, 2005


UI's Celtic Mythology - Gwern

Gwern, according to Welsh mythology, was the son of the Irish king Matholwch and the Welsh princess Branwen. A dispute between the two royal families led to Branwen becoming a cook, which caused her brother, Bran The Blessed, to sail to Ireland to avenge the insult. Matholwch suggested a compromise to settle the quarrel. He proposed that Gwern, though only three, should be placed on the Irish throne. But Branwen's half-brother Efnisien would not agree and threw the child on the fire.

Talk about a fiery situation! (sorry)


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