Wednesday, October 12, 2005


UI's Celtic Mythology - Twrch Trwyth

Twrch Trwyth (don't ask me how you pronounce that!), in Welsh mythology, was a king who was turned into a gigantic boar for his sins. Between his ears he kept a comb, a pair of scissors and a razor. The retrieval of these objects was one of the hardest of the tasks that the giant Yspaddaden set Culhwch who wanted to marry his daughter Olwen. The boar was an important animal to the Celts and appears in many myths, as well as in statues and carvings. It represented both war and feasting.

Hold on...the boar kept a comb, a pair of scissors and a razor? Sounds like it was better groomed than yours truly!


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