Llyn Y Fan Fach

Published by gareth on November 18th, 2009 in News | 5 Comments »

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Dispatch from Wales, UK.

The Welsh Mountains have many ancient, mythological stories. My curiosity was piqued when i read a story set around a deep mountain lake called Llyn Y Fan Fach. A beautiful young woman lived in the lake, haunting it and appearing at night as a figure floating on top of the waters. A Shepherd sees her, and instantly falls in love. He then spends night after night watching and waiting for a chance to make his offerings to her;

“Once again he offered up his bread but once again she refused him, saying: Unbaked is thy bread, I will not have thee. He made towards her but as he did she vanished amongst the sparkling reflections of the lake’s surface.”

I spent two days walking the wilderness of Llyn Y Fan Fach, immersed in intrigue and fascination about the ‘Lady of the Lake’. These images are a start to my animation of the story….

5 Responses to “Llyn Y Fan Fach”

  1. gina abuyuan Says:

    November 18th, 2009 at 9:05 am

    absolutely magical.
    it’s like i’m the shepherd, sitting in the cold, watching for the lady to disappear and i nod off to sleep and jolt myself up and doze off once more and wake up again and she’s still not there…

  2. Lucy Says:

    November 18th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Gar, this is beautiful work! Hope to catch up soon X

  3. Carla Mendoza Says:

    November 18th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    awesome mate!

  4. Dominic Says:

    November 20th, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Hereith, blood. Hereith.

  5. Hettie T Says:

    December 27th, 2009 at 1:51 am

    I live about three miles from the site in question, and you can believe it if yo see it. the llin is one of the most beautiful in the world, and if you followed the legend up, you would know the lady had three sons, later to become 3 of the most talented physicians in Wales.
    we did this piece for performing arts last term.