The story of Taliesin is not part of the four branches of thee Mabinogion, and is not quite as old as those stories.  This tale takes place during the age of Arthur, and tells the story of how young Gwion Bach becomes Taliesin, the greatest bard of all time.


I have included it here because it is the only mention in the Mab of Cerridwyn, the Matron Goddess of MoonShine.  In the aspect of the Triple Goddess, Cerridwyn is the Crone.  But don’t be fooled.  Although she can take the guise of the ugly hag, Cerridwyn has many faces.  She is a goddess of witchcraft, magic, transformation, alchemy, shadows, and destiny.

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