The Keltic Mysteries
Y Plant Dôn
Children of Dôn)
"Nyth oes Kystedlyd"
Updated 29th January 2010
This site is devoted to the Keltic Mysteries of Y Plant Dôn - One of the major pantheons in Cymreig (Welsh) mythology. It is a platform where one may meet the Goddesses and Gods of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion and savour the ethos of Keltdom via the many Ceremonies and Festivals kept alive by those who favour retaining an ethnic approach to spirituality in Britain.
We are based in the United Kingdom and, further to recent questions, can reassure our readers that we have NO branch of Y Plant Dôn in the U.S.A. Such branches of this family as exist are found only in Wales. Indeed we have no links with any American groups whatsoever - with the exception of retaining a deep sympathy for the plight of The Native and true American.
In an age where race relations are of paramount importance to human existence and where the promulgation of laws provides adequate teeth to entrap those who would dare contravene the common courtesy of such social relationships, our aim is to encourage the same recognition to be given to the naturally evolved religious heritage of the Kelt within the island of his birth as is given to the pre-Christian heritages of the Hindu and the Jew which are applauded as facets of the ethnic traditions of these respective races - to name but two.
In our contemporary pluralistic society there has been much neglect of this pristine stream in the British spiritual flood tide (which in many ways is strangely close to that of the Hindu), an area of neglect which highlights the pressing need for positive conservation of this endangered aspect of the Motherland of Britain.
Little mention has been made of the pre-Arthurian aspects of the Keltic Mysteries within New Age publications. To rectify this omission, Dr. Gareth Pengwerin and his wife Sian, your guides through these pages, share a little of their own family tradition with you. They do not, however, talk around or about the subject, as is general practice, but flesh out their heritage by giving certain ceremonies together with a comprehensive Taxonomy of The Keltic Deities.
All of these are copyright and appeared in "Portal of The Keltic Gods" (written by Dr. Pengwerin under the pen name of Mael Gwynedd in 1991).
(We do not recommend these texts, however, to anyone of Keltic descent domiciled outwith the British Isles as the Elder Deities of their chosen new homeland are due Their rightful respect and honour.)
Within these texts appear abbreviations for those taking part and all these derive from Middle Welsh. Other words of similar derivation will be explained as each text unfolds. Although much has been presented in English, of the many words and expressions that have been passed down in Middle Welsh, some have been retained in the texts to help retain Keltic bonds with the past and maintain the essence and colour of things Keltic for the future. These are used regularly by even non-Welsh speakers.
K. = Kynran
Ks. = Kynranes (female leader)
M. = Marchawc (an outrider)
B . = Boneddiges (female outrider)
To maximize the participation of all present we should find, therefore, M1, M2, M3 & B, B2, B3 sharing the delivery of the texts where possible.
Unlike the Church of today which
tries to mutate the spoken word into a trendy modern idiom, we retain a
more archaic genre of text which ensures that it retains a character which
stands apart from every day language and, therefore, occupies a unique
sanctum within the mind.