The Mabinogion - Llud and Llefelys Summary & Analysis

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Llud and Llefelys Summary

Llud rules Britain while Llefelys becomes king of France by marrying the French princess.

Three plagues strike Britain. The first is the Coranieid, who hear all secrets spoken on the wind. The second is a scream every May Eve that strikes animals and plants barren. The third is the disappearance of all food in the king's courts.

Llud asks Llefelys for help. So the Coranieid cannot overhear them, Llefelys makes a horn of bronze for them to speak through. A demon inside the horn confuses their speech, but Llefelys washes it out. He tells Llud how to deal with the plagues.

Llud breeds the insects Llefelys gives him, crushes them to powder and mixes them with water. He throws this on the Coranieid, killing them.

The scream is caused by two dragons. Llud digs a pit in the centre of his kingdom, where...

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