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Caer Siddi is the first fortress Arthur party raid. The name Caer Siddi has been translated as of the Mound or of the Fairies from the Welsh caer and Irish sd which refers both to the aos s and the sdhe they inhabit. Another translation is of the canada goose outlet Zodiac from the Welsh siddi Spoils of Annwn Taliesin says:

And before the spoils/herds of Annwfn he was singing sadly. Siddi is presented as a prison and Gwair is its first prisoner. Gwair imprisonment takes place throughout the story of Pwyll and Pryderi, which is set in the foretime preceding the Roman invasion. Gwair prison is magically maintained until Arthur day.

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buy canada goose jacket cheap Unfortunately nothing is written about what happened to Taliesin during his imprisonment in Caer Arianrhod, whether he rescued his and how this links to his chair in Caer Siddi. Analogies between the grey chain and of a river may suggest Caer Arianrhod buy canada goose jacket cheap is Caer Siddi. buy canada goose jacket cheap

Many scholars and modern Druids interpret Taliesin period of imprisonment as a form of Bardic initiation giving rise to his shapeshifting capacities and omnipresence:

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