Culhwch is a hero in the model of Heracles—just one difference: he's Welsh. He embarked on a series of quests with his BFFs, King Arthur and his knights, in order to win the hand of a fair maiden, Olwen. His wifey is the love of his life, but Culhwch also adores heading out on the open road to beat up a monster or two. From hunting down boars to rescuing a princess, Culhwch has done it all.
|Nickname||Big C, Mr. How Do I Pronounce Your Name? (P.S. it's kil-hoock)|
|Current city||My palace in Wales|
|Occupation||Warrior and full-time quester|
|Education||I learned about chivalry from King Arthur and about adventure from my quests.|
|Political views||I support Arthur as High King of Britain. It helps that I'm his cousin.|
|Parents||King Cilydd son of Celydonn and Goleuddydd (who died when I was born). I've got a mean stepmom, though.|
|Siblings||Just a stepsister. My stepmother wanted me to marry her own daughter by her first marriage. I said no, which ticked off the stepmonster.|
|Children||We haven't thought about kids yet.|
|Friends||Some of my BFFs were from the court of my cousin King Arthur. They included Sirs Kay, Bedivere, and Gawain, and they helped me on my quest to win Olwen. My other pals that helped me out are Cynddylig, who kept me from getting lost, and Gwrhyr, who knows every language Rosetta Stone offers a course on.|
|Enemies||The giant Ysbaddaden, who kept me from Olwen; his daughter; and my stepmother who cursed me|
|Relationship status||In love with Olwen|
|Interested in||Just Olwen. Thanks to my stepmother's curse, she's the only woman I'll ever love.|
|Quotations||"Love is my religion—I could die for it." |
– John Keats
"There's gonna be times when people tell you that you can't live your dreams. This is what I tell them: 'Never Say Never.'"
– Justin Bieber
"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out."
– Lou Reed
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
|Books||A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens |
Scrooge reminds me of my stepmother.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Caspian's journey was as epic as mine.
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
All's Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare
All's well that ends well, since I got the girl.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
My bro-in-arms goes green.
Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Even I didn't get far with Beatrice.
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
|Music||Dancing Queenby ABBA |
Olwen's my dancing queen.
Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud) by James Brown
I say it loud: I'm Welsh and I'm proud!
This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
My kingdom is my land.
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
I managed to survive all the ordeals Ysbaddaden put on me…thanks to my friends.
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
Go West by Pet Shop Boys
The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground
1234 by Feist
Such a catchy song.
|Movies||A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court|
I was the Welsh outsider with my cousin's court.
My mom was terrified of pigs. After coming across a herd of piggies, she gave birth and dropped me off with pig handlers.
Wild Boar Hunt
I love this title—only heroes could understand how hard boar hunts are.
The Iron Giant
The Dark Knight
I love movies that I can relate to.
|TV Shows||Camelot |
This reminds me a lot of my first visit to Camelot.
David Blaine: What is Magic?
Who doesn't love a good magic trick? Awesome.
Late night horseback rides
White flowers (that spring up from Olwen's feet when she walks)
Visiting my cousins
Finding my true love
Battling evil giants
Getting hair trims from my cousin
|Groups||Mythic Heroes |
Spells, Rituals, and Incantations
Welsh Pembroke Corgi