THE HUNTING OF TWRCH TRWYTH

Dig Deep! The hunting of Twrch Trwyth is a tale within a tale, a floating narrative that came to rest in the written version of Culhwch & Olwen. It’s quite likely that it was often told alone as well as being used as part of larger narratives. The boar hunt was deemed an important part of Culhwch’s story, & it sits well with the other mythological elements of the tale. Some of the themes of the boar hunt are related to the kinship ritual of 'dressing & cutting hair'. One such theme is that of nobility: the Twrch Trwyth is a prince of noble birth incarnated as a magical boar; it’s his special scissors and comb that are ultimately used to carry out a ritual of ennoblement that also marks Ysbad

A Druid’s Permaculture

Part 1:I recently went on a Permaculture course. One of the first things that became evident is that there are as many definitions of what Permaculture is as there are practitioners. What it is becomes apparent through practice, and is coloured by the practitioner’s experience and character. Just like Druidry, really. And that’s not the only thing the two have in common. In fact, I think Permaculture is basically secular Druidry. The most obvious thing that Permaculture shares with Druidry is a deep respect for Nature. Both accept Nature as a teacher and a guide for how to live our lives. Permaculture observes patterns in Nature and uses them to design solutions to practical problems. We lea

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