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"The Gorsedd Mound"
(From the book "Rhiannon : Goddess of The Birth Moon")
By : Deborah Susan Jones : Editor

An ancient Myth & Legend . . . . . .
Great Queen Rhiannon, Cymric, Brythonic and a Triple Goddess.
After a feast at his court in Arberth, Pwyll Pendefig Dyfed went to the Gorsedd of Arberth where a man cannot sit without 'either receiving wounds or blows or seeing a wonder'.
So he and his men made their way to the Gorsedd mound and sat upon it and as he sat he saw a lady clothed in a robe of shining gold and mounted on a pure-white steed . . . . .
Pwyll asks one of his men to go and meet her.
But no matter how many times his men put spurs to their steeds, the further away the lady and her horse seemed to be.
An illusion is suspected . . . . .
Associated with otherworldly birds, their melody singing across the waters in the Happy Isles of the Blessed, the sweetest sound ever heard by any mortal ear and every other tune seemed unlovely beside it, a wondrous song to wake the dead, and send the living to sleep, and horses, both accompanying the dead on their journey to the next world, known from the chief prose literature of medieval Wales, the Mabinogi.
She is associated with horses and has otherworldly birds in her possession.
The cult of the horse had deep meaning in the Iron Age and Romano-British period. There are suggestions that as a tribal ceremony, a royal figure symbolically copulated with a horse which was then sacrificed, dismembered and devoured by the ritual revelers.
Deborah Susan Jones

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