Rhiannon's Saddle
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Origin

Rhiannon

Type

Saddle

Effects

Equine Speed and Stamina Enhancement

Downsides

Forces the user to speak in only Ancient Welsh

Activation

Placing on a horse

Collected by

Warehouse 8

Section

AxMu-888

Aisle

Ulster-251

Shelf

746286-73489-4204

Date of Collection

1510

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Rhiannon is a major and classic figure in the earliest prose literature and mythology of Britain, the Mabinogi. She is a strong minded Otherworld woman, who chooses Pwyll, prince of Dyfed (west Wales), as her consort, in preference to another man to whom she has already been betrothed. Her white horse is able to outpace Pwyll’s best horseman, moving for days at only a slow trod.

Rhiannon is highly intelligent, politically strategic, and famed for her wealth and generosity. Their son is the hero Pryderi, who later inherits the lordship of Dyfed. Rhiannon as a mother endures tragedy when her newborn child is abducted, and she is accused of infanticide. As a widow she marries Manawydan of the British royal family, and has further adventures involving enchantments.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When placed upon a horse, gives the ridden equine improved cardiovascular and muscular systems, so that they may travel more efficiently. It also forces the rider to speak in Ancient Welsh until the artifact is neutralized, however.

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