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Creiddylad, the May Queen - Relaxing/Emotional Celtic Music

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A bit of music about the Celtic Goddess Creiddylad and her story. This story also symbolises the fight between summer (Gwynthur) and winter (Gwyn) during spring (over Creiddylad). Creiddylad is thought to have been the inspiration for Geoffrey of Monmouth's Queen Cordelia, and in turn of William Shakespear's heroine Cordelia in King Lear. Music belongs to Danny de Groot, and was made using Sibelius 7 & it's sound library. https://www.facebook.com/DannyDeGrootMusic Image was found via Google, on a wallpaper website (and I re-coloured it quite a bit to fit the image in my head). As always, I tried finding the original artist, but could not find that person (wouldn’t have edited if I had - just to have you know). If you do happen to know who it’s from, let me know! Transcript: Story time! Creiddylad was a celtic goddess who, depending on the source, was the goddess of Spring, Summer, Beauty, Love, but most commonly attributed as, the Goddess of flowers, and is known as the May Queen. She was the daughter of the Welsh king/god Ludd Silver-hand (or the sea god Llyr), and is part of an Arturian legend. Considered to be the most beautiful girl on the British Isles, she was promised to marry her beloved Gwythur. However, before they could marry, she was abducted by Gwyn, Lord of the Underworld, who desired her himself. Her Gwythur gathered together an army to fight Gwyn and get back his betrothed. After a violent battle, however, Gwythur had lost, and Creiddylad was still held by Gwyn. When King Arthur heard of all this, he went to settle this dispute. He could not punish Gwyn for his deed, since Arthur needed him in the hunt for the wild boar Twrch Trwyth. Instead King Arthur forced a truce. Every Calan Mai (the first day of May), Creiddylad's beloved Gwynthur, and Gwyn, lord of the underworld, were to duel in single combat for her hand, while she herself was returned to her father. Every Calan Mai. Untill the end of time. And so she could not marry her love, untill the end of time. . . If even then. . . :(