The story of Culhwch and Olwen is that of a thousand quests and why it's probably ok to name your baby after the place they were born...but maybe not if they were born in a literal pigsty.

The creature this week is the Hydrus, who is not the Lernian Hydra, of Heracles fame, but it does get a second act as a Biblical metaphor.

Culhwch and Olwen:


"Dandelions" by Chad Crouch
"Space" by Chad Crouch
"Edgeworthia" by Chad Crouch
"Peonies" by Chad Crouch
"Moonrise" by Chad Crouch


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At the end, the antagonist has his face skinned and then is beaten to death before a quiet hall full of people before being beheaded. Welsh folklore is, emphatically, not messing around.