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Gwyn Ap Nudd: Wild God of Faerie, Guardian of Annwfn.

My new book Gwyn Ap Nudd is finally here! After a long long period of retreat it's such a joy to see this book, written as an offering to my patron god finally come into the world in time for Samhain/ Nos Galan Gaeaf! At this time of year he is said to ride out from the 'deep place' Annwfn, as leader of the Wild Hunt, leading all unquiet spirits to their rest and chasing wicked souls from the world.  Working with Annwfn the underworld of the Brythonic tradition, is not an easy path, entwined with faerie it is a place of transformation where we may learn more of ourselves than we are comfortable with….  Yet Gwyn ap Nudd, whose name means ‘Bright’ or ‘White’ is also a mysterious Faery King, dwelling in his Glass Castle beneath Glastonbury Tor, and under numerous dark still lakes in the wild Welsh hills. A dark lover and hunter god of the winter, he guides us to the secret places, within our magical land and within ourselves….      

In the 14th Century, Welsh soothsayers when entering the forest would say

"ad regem Eumenidium et reginam eius: Gwynn ap Nwdd qui es ultra in silvis pro amore concubine tue permitte nos venire domum"

“To the King of the Spirits and his queen: Gwyn ap Nudd, you who are yonder in the forest, for the love of your mate, permit me to enter your dwelling.”

Go to the wild places, go to the places where the deep green of trees and the rushing rivers surround you and the modern world is held at bay.  Let nature be your greatest guide when seeking the old gods, especially Gwyn.

Covering all the ancient manuscripts that discuss Gwyn, as well as later folklore and modern practice, I wrote this book for any seeker that feels the call to the forest. Hail Gwyn! 

 

 

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Danu Forest wisewoman, witch, seer, walker between the worlds, healer, druid, priestess, teacher, writer, gardener, herbwife, stargazer, faery friend, tree planter, poet, and wild woman lives in a cottage near Glastonbury Tor in the midst of the Avalon lakes, in the southwest of England. Exploring the Celtic mysteries for over 25 years, and noted for her quality research, practical experience, as well as her deep love of the land, Danu writes for numerous national and international magazines and is the author of several books including Nature Spirits, The Druid Shaman, Celtic Tree Magic, and an on going seasonal series 'the Magical Year'.

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  • Thesseli
    Thesseli Tuesday, 24 October 2017

    This was an excellent read. I've been feeling a draw to Gwyn ap Nudd lately, and this book couldn't have come out at a better time for me.

  • Danu Forest
    Danu Forest Tuesday, 24 October 2017

    thank you!

  • Jeannetta Young
    Jeannetta Young Wednesday, 25 October 2017

    Danu, this is more of a question than a comment, though the answer might benefit others...with which of your books would you recommend beginning?

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