Porth Annwn

‘Porth Annwn’ means ‘Door of the Otherworld’. Here you will find a collection of writing documenting my research into literary representations of Annwn and my personal explorations and interactions with its deities.

The Spoils of Annwn


The Changing Faces of Caer Siddi
Not Getting to Caer Siddi: Sea-Fortresses, Warships and Prisoners of War
Caer Vedwit: The Fortress of the Mead-Feast and its Revolutions
The Theft of the Cauldron
Caer Rigor and the Closed Door
Caer Wydyr: Seeing Beyond the Glass Fort
Caer Golud: The Guts of Annwn
Caer Vandwy and the Theft of the Brindled Ox
Caer Ochren: The Birth of Pen Annwn and the Silver-Headed Beast
Riddles and Howling Monks


The Meadows of Defwy


The One Who Didn’t Go To The Meadows of Defwy
The Defwy – A Brythonic River of the Dead