Merlin Conspiracy

deborah.dwj at suberic.net deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Fri Aug 27 09:52:54 EDT 2004


On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

|Charlie wrote:
|
|>Esther posed a suite of interesting questions, including:
|
|>>Who has info on Gwyn from other sources?  Who is his wife?  Is he Hades?
|
|>Gwyn ap Nud is indeed a kind of Welsh Hades, connected in some way to Arawn
|>of Annuvin (the Mabinogion version, not Lloyd Alexander's!)
|
|He turns up in some of the retellings of the Arthur stories, and kidnaps
|Guinevere and takes her to his house under a hill or sometimes a lake,
|or just in the middle of a lake.  Then she gets rescued by Lancelot as
|usual.

Oh!  This is the myth that Mary Stewart gives to ... some small king or
another.

-deborah, who has actually only just read Stewart's Arthur for the first
time, though I've loved _Thornyhold_ for years.

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