Say hello to Gwyn ap Nudd
Gwyn ap Nudd is the Welsh God of the Underworld, said to live in the hollow hill of Glastonbury Tor. His name means “White” (or “Holy”), and He is the son of Nudd. He is the leader of the Wild Hunt, that rides through the skies on rainy autumn nights, and He is traditionally described as having a blackened face.
In Welsh mythology, Gwyn ap Nudd is the king of the Tylwyth Teg who rules the Welsh Otherworld, Annwn. In the early Arthurian tale, Culhwch and Olwen, Gwyn abducts Creiddylad from her betrothed, Gwythyr ap Greidawl. Strangely, Creiddylad is also sometimes described as being Gwyn’s sister as well as his lover. In The Dialogue of Gwyn ap Nudd and Gwyddno Garanhir, Gwyn appears as a sort of psychopomp. Later folklore claimed that he was the leader of the Wild Hunt.
Gwyn ap Nudd is a Welsh mythological figure, the king of
the Tylwyth Teg or “fair folk” and ruler of the Welsh Otherworld,
Annwn. Described as a great warrior with a “blackened face”, Gwyn is
intimately associated with the otherworld in medieval Welsh literature, and is
associated with the international tradition of the Wild Hunt.
Title: Unwound (1/?) Rating: Mature (could change) Pairing: Augus Each Uisge/Gwyn ap Nudd Characters: Augus Each Uisge, Gwyn ap Nudd, Ash Glashtyn, Julvia Dubna Vajat, Gulvi Dubna Vajat, Fenwrel the Mouse-Maiden Warnings/Tags: Hurt/comfort,intimacy, angst, avoidance solves everything (nope), non-sexual bondage (there could be sexual stuff eventually), leashes, collars, blindfolds, Gwyn doing his best to screw things up, and Augus not really having a bar of it.
Summary: It doesn’t matter how many years Gwyn puts between
himself and the past, he can never quite let it go. During those times
when it gets worse, he drifts too far from Augus and loses sight of all
the progress and love that he’s gained. Little does he know, those
around him are aware, and work together to help Gwyn come back to
This is a tentatively canonical hurt/comfort piece that is quite small, and set between The Court of Five Thrones (approximately 4-5 years after Gwyn’s coronation as Unseelie King) and The Ice Plague.
Multiple chapters, but short ones. Conservative rating for now, for
mature themes and non-sexual bondage (which is coming in later
chapter/s), but the rating could change. Hope you enjoy! I’ve really
missed these guys. God have I ever.
Gwyn + Instagram: since @not-poignant was so kind to reply to my spam on the tumblr chat, it kinda gave me the inspiration to do this stuff and.. something came out - and I hope it came out pretty well? Anyway, maybe there will be more coming, since I forgot one caption about a deer cough. Definitely fun making these, hope y’all like them!
Gwyn’s avatar is him attempting to take a selfie with a deer, but clearly failing at it - you can still see his curly hair in the corner~
Pronunciation Guide for names in the Fae Tales Verse
An (as yet incomplete) audio pronunciation guide to the names in the Fae Tales verse.
It was about time I got off my ass and did this. Please excuse my tired croakiness, I’m pre-morning-medication and it’s made me a little groggy. Why do I always do these things when I’m tired? Lol. I’ll probably do a better one later one. …Just like one day I’ll edit ISWF…
I am made of impossible things. Swamps that grow in darkness without the sun to kiss the leaves awake and unfurling. I was born in a lake that had no love for me and demanded my survival. I was given a brother I was never supposed to have. I was an Unseelie King who fell for a Seelie King who wasn’t Seelie.