I'r hen Gymry, roedd llynnoedd fel hyn yn llwybr i Annwn
, byd y meirw a'r tylwyth teg." Mae ucheldir Carneddau yn cael mwy na'i siar o law ac ychydig filltiroedd i lawr o Gwm Anafon mae grym y dwr yna yn cael ei ddefnyddio gan gynllun cymunedol hydro electrig sy'n creu digon o drydan ar gyfer 200 o dai.
The colourful wraparound design also features the stag slain by the ghostly hounds of Arawn, Lord of Annwn
, and the crown known as the harbinger of death throughout the legends.
A version of this is told in the Mabinogion tale of Pwyll, who changes places for a year with Annwn
, the Lord of the Otherworld, and undertakes, as one of Annwn
's ritual tasks, an annual fight with Hafgan (Summer Song) for the possession of Creiddylad, the Maiden of Spring.
This focus on specifically Welsh forms of monstrous Celticity continues in the two chapters of "Part II: 'Things that go bump in the Celtic Twilight.'" The titles of chapter 5 ("Witches, Druids, and the Hounds of Annwn
") and 6 ("The Sin-eater") are self-descriptive--here Aaron surveys representations of four traditional Welsh figures in an array of Gothic works since the 1780s.
has observed that Mackay Brown's poetry wants "to catch up the people of the Orkneys in all their diversity, to celebrate and preserve, in islands where the conditions of humankind stand out in stark relief....
This includes a consideration of 'Preiddau Annwn
', various Saints' Lives, Welsh poetry of the period, and the work of Gerald of Wales.
"The mountain was thought to be a gateway to the underworld, frequented by dragons, fairies and the much feared 'cwn annwn
' - hounds of the underworld."
Pethe (S4C, 9.30pm) Heno, byddwn yn teithio o Geltia i Annwn
ac o Fangor i Fae Caerdydd.
Shepherd of Greekland Harrower of Annwn
Freer of the Waters Chief Physician, and Dux et pontifex.
Instead, she believes she's trapped in Annwn
, the Welsh version of Hell (and you thought that was Rhyl), her place taken by the mysterious Ebrill who's turned up at the cottage, despite the fact that she's supposed to have died in a mass cult suicide 50 years earlier.