The Witch, the Hare and the Saint

The witch transformed into a hare is an old folk tale found across many parts of Europe. In Wales, the story appears to have a connection to Saint Melangell, the protector of ŵyn Melangell (‘Melangell’s lambs’), the traditional Welsh name for hares.

Don’t forget that the next courses, The Taliesin Tradition and The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, begin in a few weeks. Places are still available for the time being.

Where did Ceridwen Chase Gwion Bach?

Hope you’re well during these difficult times. If you’re self-isolating, perhaps this video can pass the time a little for you. We can at least imagine the land, even if we can’t necessarily walk on it.

The different versions of Taliesin’s folk tale give us clues as to where the animal-transformation chase scene may have taken place. Following some interesting clues in the Welsh landscape, here’s one possible location . . .​