The Chronicles of Prydain

Author

  • Lloyd Alexander

Books

  • The Book of Three
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Castle of Llyr
  • Taran Wanderer
  • The High King
  • The Foundling
  • Coll and His White Pig
  • The Truthful Harp

Characters

  • Achren
  • Adaon
  • Arawn
  • Doli
  • Eilonwy
  • Fflewdur Fflam
  • Gurgi
  • Gwydion
  • Orddu, Orwen, and Orgoch
  • Taran

Brief Summary

The Chronicles of Prydain is a children's fantasy series that draws heavily from (but is not a retelling of) Welsh mythology. The series tells the story of Taran, an Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his part in the struggle to prevent Arawn, the Lord of Death, from conquering the land of Prydain.

Prydain is roughly analogous to Wales in the Late Iron Age, except with magic - enchantresses, dwarves, norns, magic swords, armies of the undead, and the like. Also oracular pigs.

A Sad Attempt at a Pronunciation Guide

  • Achren - AHK-ren
  • Adaon - ah-DAY-on
  • Annuvin - ah-NOO-vin
  • Arawn - ah-RAWN
  • Arianllyn - ah-ree-AHN-hleen
  • Caer Dathyl - KAI-er DAH-thull
  • Lluagor - hloo-AH-gore
  • Prydain - prih-DANE
  • Taliesin - tahl-YES-in

See Also

  • The Mabinogion

External Links

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