Study Guide

Arawn

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Take a trip to the (not-so)-dark side to visit Arawn, lord of the Otherworld. His realm is called Annwn, but just because he's the king of all things awesome doesn't mean he only stays there. Arawn likes to take day trips to go hunting—you can often find him in the neighboring kingdom of Dyfed, chilling with his pal Pwyll, or chasing a deer with his really loud hunting hounds.

Basic Information

Name

Arawn

Nickname

Arry, Rawn

Current city

Annwn's capital

Work & Education

Occupation

King of Annwn, the Otherworld

Education

Royal schooling is the best

Beliefs

Political views

I want to rule solo over Annwn—which is why I had Pwyll do in Hafgan!

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

I don't know them—I'm an independent man.

Siblings

None

Children

None

Friends

Pwyll, my hunting dogs

Enemies

Amaethon, Hafgan

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to a nameless, lovely queen

Interested in

Ghostly gals

Favorites

TV Shows

Merlin
I think I know this kid from somewhere...
The Tudors
Otherworld
Home, sweet home!
Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed
I'm learning to do more than just switch people's bodies.

Quotations

"Nye scuttled over. "Mr Scapegrace, you know the procedure cannot be repeated, your brains are in far too deteriorated a condition."
"You! Gave! Me! The! Wrong! Body!'"
-Derek Landy, Kingdom of the Wicked

"You're from a whole 'nother world
A different dimension
You open my eyes"
-Katy Perry, "E.T."

"There's such a unique humour in Wales that I just love and miss in Los Angeles."
-Matthew Rhys

"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
-Aristotle

Books

William Golding— Lord of the Flies
Talk about rough!
William Gibson— Neuromancer
I'm the master of magic.
Gail Carson Levine— Ella Enchanted
So charming. Even I love it.
Seth Grahame-Smith— Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Jack London— The Call of the Wild
William Shakespeare— Macbeth
This was one bad king.
J.R.R. Tolkien— The Two Towers
George R.R. Martin— A Game of Thrones
I have a crush on Daenerys.
Suzanne Collins— Catching Fire
Bram Stoker— Dracula

Music

"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
What king doesn't love a good battle?
A Tribe Called Quest—"Can I Kick It?"
James Brown—"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
Well, it's technically Pwyll's.
Kanye West—"Monster"
Hafgan was a monster. By the time Pwyll and I were done with him, he had no head.
Tina Turner—"What's Love Got to Do with It"
Lupe Fiasco—"Words I Never Said"
Bon Jovi—"Livin' on a Prayer"
I lived on a prayer and magic in Dyfed as Pwyll.
Dolly Parton—"9 to 5"
Being lord of Annwn is a 24-hour job, but I still like this song.

Movies

Underworld
This movie isn't that realistic. Trust me.
The Black Cauldron
A Child's Christmas in Wales
Y Mabinogi
My story. The best story.
Epic
Colin Farrell's my Celtic buddy.
Moby Dick
The Otherworld
The Dark Knight Rises

Activities & Interests

Likes

Hounds
Friendly Welsh kings
Piggies
Fleet stags
Friends that keep their hands off my wife

Interests

Wildlife biology
Etiquette
Veterinary studies
Welsh studies
Ceremonial magic

Groups

Otherworld Apothecary, Switching Places,
Go, Welshmen, Go!, Hunting