Prydain Wiki

The Assistant Pig-Keeper, the oracular pig and the Princess.

Taran and Princess Eilonwy make promises to each other. Art by Saeriellyn.


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Welcome, Companions, to the Prydain Wiki!

Open a tome of wondrous lore! Explore the enchanted Land of Prydain! Meet the people, visit the places, befriend the beasts, live the stories, hold the artifacts found in Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain! The goal of this encyclopedia is to be the most comprehensive and visually beautiful Prydain resource available anywhere, on-line or in print. YOU can continue to help make this happen, with the sole proviso that contributors share an abiding love of Assistant Pig-Keepers, sharp-tongued Princesses and oracular swine.

WE HAVE 285 ARTICLES since 2008. Add more, or improve those you see!

Fan art by Justin Kunz for a projected live-action Disney film.

Llyan encourages Fflewddur Fflam to play his magic harp for her.

If you see a gap, an error or an opportunity, feel free to add text and images as appropriate by clicking the green "EDIT" button at top right of any page. (Please note that the wiki system requires you to register and log in before editing any wiki article.) All edits are reviewed within a few hours, and edited if necessary to meet a high standard of literacy appreciated by fans of Lloyd Alexander.

Before selecting "CREATE PAGE", please see the article "all pages", or choose a page from the Contents below. Most entries are written in the past tense ("was" instead of "is") to evoke a sense of historical mythology. We're always adding images – maps, book covers, and illustrations by artists both professional and aspiring, even pictures of people or places that might stand in for regions or characters in this enchanted land. If you are a contributing artist and would like to have your own page of Prydain-related art, feel free to create a page in your name, or ask me to make one for you!

Thanks to all for your improvements, additions and comments. Enjoy your time in the enchanted land of Prydain!

The original 1973 edition of The Foundling.

The 1990s single-volume collection of the Chronicles, depicting a collage of scenes from The High King and The Book of Three.

This encyclopedia contains many SPOILERS for The Chronicles of Prydain. Secrets relating to characters and story elements await you at every turn! So, if you haven't finished the series and wish to remain unspoiled, look for the pink text bar (see below) and proceed no further. If you are an experienced reader and wish to create a page that contains spoilers, please add {{spoiler}} to the top of the spoiler-y section of your page.
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Contents   (view all pages)

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Enchanted Objects
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Other Characters
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The Chronicles of Prydain
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The Real Prydain Series

A Spanish-language cover for The Book of Three.

The 2006 edition of The High King, with art by David Wyatt.

The "one-sheet" poster for the 1985 Disney The Black Cauldron (film).