Here's Pryderi's story from beginning to end, in all four branches of the tale. His birth—and the love affair between Pwyll and Rhiannon—is told in an epic fashion. The reader learns about his BFF relationship with his mother, his battles against Gwydion, and his sad death.
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
"Songs Before the Sons of Llyr" in The Book of Taliesin
Pryderi loves pigs! Pryderi's called one of the "Three Powerful Swineherds of the Island of Britain." Lucky man that Arawn was nice enough to give him those oinkers. Pryderi got seven pigs from Arawn and gave them to his foster-father; because of his power, Pry apparently couldn't be deceived and couldn't be forced to do stuff.
Dec 20, 1968
The High King by Lloyd Alexander
In this Welsh-inspired kids' fantasy, Pryderi's a bad guy and a famous king. He's the eneny of Gwydion—who, here, is a good man—unlike in Welsh mythology. It's a great book, full of magic, adventure, and Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper.