[Christine’s Halloween Monster and Faery List]

Kings: P

Pryderi (Worry) Prydain (White Cow) Peleur (The Maker of Gold Shoes)
(pron. pra-DAYR-ee, PREE-dare-ee) Avatar of the god Mabon: Mead.

avatar, noun. 1a. (Hinduism.) the descent of a god to earth in bodily form; incarnation. b. one of the ten appearances of Vishnu in human form. incarnation, noun. 1. the act or fact of taking on human form by a divine being. 2. a person or thing that represents some quality or idea; embodiment. Ex. The miser was an incarnation of greed. 3. the person or form in which a god or spirit is incarnated; avatar; personification. Ex. Krishna is an incarnation of Vishnu. When shall my soul her incarnation quit? (Edward Young). 4. a distinct period or stage of life.

He is stolen from his crib as a baby and is rescued by Teirnyon in Gwent is Coed: The White Under-Wood and returned to his parents at four years old. He is sitting at the green place and thunder strikes, a wall of mist comes, and he discovers that he, his wife Kieva: Cherished One, his mother Rhiannon: Great Queen and Manawyddan: Son of the Sea are the only survivors. They survive on boar meat and mountain honey sucked from the heather. He and Manawydden go to Narberth in the morning and find a white boar. He chases the boar into a castle and finds a marble fountain with a golden bowl. He is trapped in the Immortal World after he is stuck to a golden bowl the Diwrnach. Manawyddan waits for him, and when the sun is fast sinking, he goes home. Riannon arrives and is also stuck to the bowl. They are finally released by the king who is Llwyd after Manawydden captures Llwyd’s wife. Llywd, son of Kilcoed: The Under-Wood’s wife had taken the form of mouse to eat Manawydden’s 3 harvest wheat crops . Llwyd claimed he had laid waste to Dyfed: The Southern Country to avenge his son Gwawl: Light for losing the game badger in the bag against Pwyll: Weep, Head of Annwn. Badger in the bag is the victory of night over day. Llwyd promises not to enchant Dyfed again. The powers of light had, this time, the victory. Prydain: Britain. Brixianus: Brescia, Gaule. His father is the god Pwyll: Weep. (73, 89, 94, 275)

A belief in the fructifying potentialities of water has driven childless women throughout the ages to bathe and to drink at sacred wells in the hope of conceiving, and a belief in the embodiment of the supernatural essence in worms and flies seems to account for the fact that in Wales it is still said of a pregnant girl that she has swallowed an insect (pry) or a spider (corryn). Individual reincarnation is implied in most of the ancient tales. (6)


Next page - Last page - Table of Contents - Index - Works Cited

[French Ministry of Education Site: Centre national de documentation pédagogique]Christine O’Keeffe’s Halloween Home Page
cokeeffe at geocities.com
http://www.tartanplace.com/faery/gods/pryderi.html
© Copyright 1997. Christine O’Keeffe Ver. 3.0. Sunday, June 22, 2003
Created For Educational Use Only