This is about the book chapter. For the character see Gurgi.
Gurgi is the third chapter of The Book of Three. Here a new, major character is introduced and the theme of matters being other that what they seem develops. The plot thickens as we understand what is at stake beyond the mere escape of an animal from its pen.
Taran and Gwydion, along with the mare Melyngar, commenced their joint search for Hen Wen. Gwydion drew a map of Prydain for Taran, outlining the possibilities of her route. He further explained that Coll had once been a warrior, who had entered into Annuvin, the Land of Death, to rescue the oracular pig.Proceeding on foot, they soon encountered a hairy creature called Gurgi, who attacked Taran in order to seem fierce, but whom Gwydion regarded as "more a nuisance than anything else". At Gwydion's urging, Gurgi disclosed that he had seen "a piggy" crossing the Great Avren river. Gwydion deduced from the creature's report that the Horned King too had sought for Hen Wen at Caer Dallben, but had been turned back by Dallben's fiery enchantments. Taran declared they must find the pig before the antlered warlord. Gwydion agreed, remarking that this was Taran's first sensible suggestion.
|The Book of Three|
|1. The Assistant Pig-Keeper | 2. The Mask of the King | 3. Gurgi | 4. The Gwythaints | 5. The Broken Sword | 6. Eilonwy | 7. The Trap | 8. The Barrow | 9. Fflewddur Fflam | 10. The Sword Dyrnwyn | 11. Flight Through the Hills | 12. The Wolves | 13. The Hidden Valley | 14. The Black Lake | 15. King Eiddileg | 16. Doli | 17. The Fledgling | 18. The Flame of Dyrnwyn | 19. The Secret | 20. Welcomes|