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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.

This course is made up of 31 pre-recorded video lessons, detailed notes and translations, and 7 live Zoom calls, every Sunday starting 2 October at 8pm (UK Time) / 3pm (ET) / 12pm (PT).

Here’s what students from the last course said:

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 Part 1: What is The Book of Taliesin; Prif Gyfarch Gelfydd; Kad Godeu; The Enchanted Oak.
  • 5. The Book of Taliesin Part 2: Gwarchan Maeldderw; A Force of Nature; Preiddeu Annwn; Kadeir Kerrituen.
  • 6. The Folk Tradition: The Golden Chair; Taliesin’s Guises; The Voice of Taliesin Again.
  • 7. Ystoria Taliesin: The Magician; The Witch; The Church; The Bard.

The Taliesin Tradition

regular price:

£98 / $107

note down this discount code and use it at checkout to get 25% off:

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discounted price:

£73 / $80

first month £24 / $26, second month £49 / $53.50

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Member £49.00 per Month. Select

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All of the courses listed below are available with the same monthly membership fee of £49 / $53.50 per month with the discount code above giving you 50% off on the first month (£24 / $26).

The Taliesin Tradition , 2/10 – 20/11; 7 weeks.

Autumn / Winter 2022/23:

Mabinogi Parts 1, 2 and 3 (20 weeks)

The Native Tales of the Mabinogion (6 weeks)

Coming in Autumn 2023:

Tales of the Tuatha De Danann (10 weeks)

Tales from the Ulster Cycle (10 weeks)

Tales from the Fenian Cycle (10 weeks)

All of these courses are available with the same monthly membership fee of £49 / $53.50 per month with a special offer of a 50% discount on the first month (£24 / $26).

You can stop your membership at anytime, there’s no obligation to continue a course you’ve started.

If you would like to try a course for free, please click here.

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