The Taliesin Tradition

a 7 week online course with Dr Gwilym Morus-Baird

The Taliesin mythology is one of Britain’s oldest surviving traditions. With its roots in the Celtic Iron Age it continues to flourish to this day as a central part of Welsh language culture, modern Druidry and Paganism. The main sources for this tradition include some of the oldest and most intriguing poems of the Welsh bardic tradition, as well as some of the better known folk stories of Wales. By examining these sources in detail, this course explores what is essentially the oldest surviving myth concerning a native British priesthood.

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$1.16 in dollars as of late October 2022

Regular price £49 / $57; no obligation to continue; cancel at any time.

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discounted price for the whole course:

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This course is made up of pre-recorded video lessons, detailed notes and translations, and 7 live Zoom calls, every Sunday starting 6 November at 9pm (UK Time) / 4pm (EST) / 1pm (PST).

The 7 Chapters of the course are:

  • 1. Taliesin Origins: Introduction; Elements of the Myth; The Spiritual Leader; The Historical Taliesin; The Riddler.
  • 2. The First Millennia: The Iron Age Druids; Bards of the 6th Century; The Voice of the Dead; The bardic Skill of Awen.
  • 3. The Gogynfeirdd Period: Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr; Cynddelw’s Awen; The Court Bard as Druid; The Voice of Taliesin.
  • 4. The Book of Taliesin: What is The Book of Taliesin?; The Majour Poems.
  • 5. The Folk Tradition: The Golden Chair; Taliesin’s Guises; The Voice of Taliesin.
  • 6. The Tale of Taliesin Part 1: The Magician; The Witch.
  • 7. The Tale of Taliesin Part 2: The Church; The Bard.

All of the courses listed below are available with the same monthly membership fee of £49 / $58 per month with the discount code above giving you 98% off on the first month (£1 / $1.16).

Autumn / Winter 2022/23:

The Taliesin Tradition (7 weeks)

Mabinogi Parts 1, 2 and 3 (19 weeks)

The Native Tales of the Mabinogion (6 weeks)

Autumn / Winter 2023:

Tales of the Tuatha De Danann (10 weeks)

Tales from the Ulster Cycle (10 weeks)

Tales from the Fenian Cycle (10 weeks)

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