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King Herla and the Wild Hunt in Twelfth-Century England and Wales - #FolkloreThursday
King Herle's Wild Huntsmen told at this link - as well as a collection of wild hunt myths A knight encounters an outlandish dwarf. René d'Anjou, Le livre du Coeur d'amour épris (c. 1460-85), BnF Français 24399, fol. 8v
THE FAIRY HOUND AND THE POOKA - A CRYPTO-FOLKTALE FOR CHRISTMAS
In Welsh mythology and folklore, Cŵn Annwn were the spectral hounds of Annwn, the otherworld of Welsh myth. They were associated with a form of the Wild Hunt, presided over by Arawn, king of Annwn. They are often depicted as white with red ears.
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GWYN AP NUDD (Gwynn ap Nudd) /gwɪn ap nɨð/ was a mythological king of Welsh tradition whose stature diminishes over the centuries with the advance of Christianity. In the oldest literature he is a ruler of Annwfn or the Otherworld and has within him the ferocity of demons or fiends. Despite the meaning of his name, Gwyn bears a blackened face while leading the pack of fairy dogs known as cŵn annw...