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Another possible source for Angharad comes from Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles, which are based on Welsh legends. His heroine, Eilonwy, is a Princess of Llyr and her mother is Angharad. To read his short story about Angharad, go to the public library and take out his book of short stories on Prydain. The title eludes me at the moment. His books are really good and if you've read Perceval and the other Welsh legends and sources of Arthur, you'll enjoy these tales. The main series consists of five books in order: "The Book of Three", "The Black Cauldron", "The Castle of Llyr, "Taran Wanderer" and "The High King". And then there's the book of short stories that elaborates a bit. The thing of interest between Angharad, Harry and Aerin, is that Harry's hair is gold, Aerin's hair is red and Angharad's hair (in legend) is a combination of the two. And in Alexander's stories, both Angharad and her daughter, Eilonwy, are incredible strong women, just like Aerin and Harry. And Robin could easily have read the Prydain chronicles as they were written in the late fifties, early sixties. Sorry this is so long. If you have any questions or you want to debate with me, feel free to email me.
From: Semera Suderman
Monday, March 24, 1997 at 14:01:47 (EST)