The shrine of knowledge.


A selection of articles related to afagddu.

Original articles from our library related to the Afagddu. See Table of Contents for further available material (downloadable resources) on Afagddu.

Utter darkness. Welsh. The ill-favoured child of Ceridwen, whose name means "Dark" or "Ugly", for whom the Potion of Knowledge is intended. This Archetype reappears in the Arthurian cycle as a mortal warrior whose unsurpassed ugliness...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
White. Welsh A cauldron-Goddess associated with the brewing of a potion of Knowledge which she created for the benefit of her child, Afagddu. When the boy Gwion inadvertently tastes the brew instead, she pursues him in a transformation hunt which is a thinly...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Light, beautiful. Welsh. The favoured child of Cerridwen, sibling to Afagddu....
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

Afagddu is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Afagddu books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

A WELSH CLASSICAL DICTIONARY - National Library of Wales
'Ceridwen's Chair'', we gather from a boast by his mother that Afagddu somehow obtained the ... As a proper name 'Afagddu' was used for 'The Prince of.
To compensate for Afagddu's ugliness, Cerridwen decided to make him highly intelli- gent. So, according to a recipe contained in the books of Vergil of Toledo.
Dieux Celtes
Afagddu (galles). Fils de Ceridwen. Agrona (celte).
John Cowper Powys: Porius A Reader's Companion - Site POWYS
Afagddu (136 [138]) — Pronounced “Avag-thee.” The nickname of a retainer at Mynydd-y-Gaer, who served as a swineherd. A traditional name, meaning “utter ...
The Mead Hall - Antrocom
Jan 6, 2008 two children, a daughter, Crearwy (Light, Beautiful) and a son, Afagddu (Dark, Ugly). She decides to brew a potion intended to make her son ...

Suggested News Resources

From the Cauldron Born
We hear or read a story and we're transported to a galaxy far far away – or to the wilds of Wales. People, places and things come alive, animals talk and trees walk – and a boy becomes a hare, a salmon, a wren, and a grain of corn.

Suggested Web Resources

Morfran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In later versions of this tale his characteristic ugliness is transferred to a brother, Afagddu (Middle Welsh: Avagddu; from y fagddu, "utter darkness"), though Ifor ...
Afagddu (Avagddu) | Mysterious Britain & Ireland
The son of Ceridwen and Tegid Veol, in the Welsh myth of Taliesin. Ceridwen had two children; a daughter of outstanding beauty, and a son Afagddu, who was  ...
Goddess of the week - Ceridwen - Episode 2 - The Pagan Library
Mar 19, 2007 The story goes that Ceridwen, wife of Tegid Foel, mother of a beautiful daughter called Creirwy and sons called Morfran and Afagddu (in some ...
CERIDWEN - the Celtic Goddess of Inspiration (Celtic mythology)
Aug 26, 2014 The daughter, Creirwy, was astoundingly beautiful, but her brother Afagddu was the ugliest boy in the world. Even his name was ugly.
Tale of Ceridwen - The Oxford Arthurian Society
She had two children, one a girl, who was very beautiful, and a hideously ugly boy, by the name of Afagddu. To compensate for her son's deformed visage, ...

Great care has been taken to prepare the information on this page. Elements of the content come from factual and lexical knowledge databases, library and third-party sources. We appreciate your suggestions and comments on further improvements of the site.

Discussion Forum
Finnish Navy Bases
Place for your opinion