The Mabinogion - Manawydan son of Llyr Summary & Analysis

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Manawydan, Rhiannon, Pryderi and Cigfa reign over Dyfed. All humans and domestic animals in their kingdom vanish. For a year, the four of them live off the land.

They travel to Hereford and become saddle-makers. The other saddlers become jealous and seek to kill the four. On hearing of the plot, Pryderi suggests that they fight back, but Manawydan counsels that they should leave quietly. They travel to another city, where they become shield-makers, but encounter the same problems. In a third city, they become shoemakers, but once again, they are chased out.

The four return to the wilderness. While hunting, Pryderi and Manawydan find a white boar that flees into a caer. Pryderi goes inside. He sees a golden bowl. He reaches out to touch the bowl and is trapped. Rhiannon enters and sees him. She goes to pull him...

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