Updated 26th February
Welcome, my friend - sit a while in
y porthy porthawr (the porter's lodge),
while I tell you a little of Kaer Dathyl.
Oh! and here's a horn of mead to
give you some cheer .................
To complete the Kaer Dathyl
Experience, please turn on
your speakers to a subtle level for a gentle ambience.
This website is an offering to Dôn ,Y Frehines Fawr (High
of The Mabinogi and to Her sublime Cosmic Pantheon,
my mentor and inspiration for many many decades.
will find a phrase in Attic Greek. The fount used
is SPIonic.which you can dowload now from this link.)
briefly and, I confess, immodestly - what you have before you is a damned good
comprehensive primer or textbook on the subject of theoretical and
practical Keltic metaphysics &
mysticism. Please take ample time to
read every page and linkto
assimilate the complete structure.
|It was designed:-
1. simply to provide an inspiration and example to the few Kelts who study this website to create their.own texts.
2. to be used, for examining & researching the structure of other panthea via the Law of Analogy using my work in The Taxonomy as a functional exemplar.
It is not to be downloaded and used for Festivals and Ceremonies outwith the United Kingdom in foreign or ex-colonial lands which have their own parochial Deities and is certainly not to be plundered by so-called 'eclectics' to add to their admixture of materials, some of which have been ransacked from contemporary writers, to compensate for their lack of creativity and personal development. Scelus hic iacet.
Please respect the land on which you are domiciled together with the fruits of others' labours!
A special warm welcome goes to all
members of WitchVox, Pagan Space, Temple
Illuminatus and Real Pagan,
especially those who have been invited to join me here.
Were I a biologist I should not hesitate in using the expression 'morphogenesis' (the beginning of a shape or structure). So I freely adopt this term primarily, as at the heart of metaphysics.are ever-living cosmic forces, protyles or indeed Deities and, moreover, because this website has developed in shape as would any organism. What, therefore, was the morphogenesis of this complex presentation and indeed what was my link with Edinburgh, the city in which I found myself domiciled some sixteen years ago in my retirement?
As I intimated in that work, the 'Portal' was a textbook for the beginner on a quest for Keltdom, giving a general survey of the subject. Now following much thought on what to commit to the public domain, this website has grown with two or three make-overs cosmetically, so what is here in reality is a greatly expanded and illustrated "Portal of The Keltic Gods" with sound - a totall.experience!
||Another brief statement deemed
essential - everything that one
know is on this site - hence
its size and the extension of the FAQ page which
obviates my regurgitation of answers to
To those looking for:- spells to copy, witchy pictures with pentagrams, recipes for a solstice snack or how to blend nice smelling oils, do nott.read any further - this is not that type of website!
So do read everything herein patiently before beginning yet another tiresome interrogation procedure. Caveat:- to dij ecamartein ouk androj sofou. A further admonition is given here to the embryonic professional interrogators.
Another example of reciprocity which I applaud is the signing of a person's name and comment in my Guest book just to say, "Hiya, old man, I dropped by", which is seldom done - c'est la vie!
This site is devoted to the Keltic Mysteries of Y Plant Dôn - One of the major pantheons in Kymraec (Welsh) mythology. It is a platform where one may meet the Goddesses and Gods of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi 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.
|If you are about to go to the Site Index, please consider first signing the petition to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation in the UK, thereby restoring essential human rights, honour, respect and reverence to womankind whatever their age, nationality or religion - they are the earthly representatives of the Great Cosmic Feminine and Maternal Principle.|
|I am delighted to report that I
have reforged a long lost link to the niece of the
late Ruth Wynn Owen who has made great efforts in
lighting the way to Ruth and her
antecedents. Here is a link to these pages
on the late Ruth
Owen, the Welsh druidess & philosopher,
great gifted actress and serene lady - the one time
Head of Y Plant Bran and a dear friend. I found
her family history illuminating and moving to
Please take a little time to call in on her memory, if not now then in a series of bookmarked future visits. This photo is from 1975 on one of my visits to Ruth at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.
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 Siân, 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 some 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. The participants in Festivals and
|K = Kynran
Ks = Kynranes
M = Marchawc
B = Boneddiges
(outrider or knight)
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
endeavours to mutate the spoken word into a trendy modern
idiom to halt the haemorrhage of the unfaithful,
we retain a more archaic genre of text which ensures
retention of a character standing apart from the mundane
and, therefore, occupying a unique sanctum within the mind
and for this, among many other facets of the exposition,
we make no apology whatsoever. Our thanks go to the
few contributors who provide tangential reinforcement of
certain aspects and who are
This site in its former size was awarded Top Spiritual Site of 67 Celtic sites in 2005.
last decade its
dimensionality has surpassed my
Including links from the indexed pages, there are now
over 300 pages on this site to be savoured!
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I’m under tremendous pressure as you can clearly see,
so please take the key to Kaer Dathyl, my friend,
and just let yourself in if you don't mind.