The Legend of Pryderi

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A new working of a key myth from Welsh mythology

Pryderi led a rich life, but suffered an early death. He inhabited a warrior world: not the chivalry of courtly knights, nor the underhand dealings of the modern world of politics, but a world of battlefields, cattle raids, magic and might, life and death. Stories about Pryderi have been told time after time since the earliest days. The interwoven tales that tell his story, among many others, have come to be known as The Four Branches of the Mabinogion. You can find the newest versions on the tongues of  storytellers—though perhaps, even among storytellers, there are not many who know or tell these tales, which are strange and puzzling.


Fiona Collins is a storyteller who tells the rich tales and legends of Britain in both English and Welsh. She is the author of Denbighshire Folk Tales and the series editor for the Ancient Legends series.