In the story of Taliesin, Ceridwen is said to boil a cauldron of “Inspiration and Science”, according to “the arts of the books of the Fferyllt”. She wishes to bestow knowledge of the mysteries on her son, to compensate for his ugliness. The cauldron has to boil for a year and a day and she appoints the blind Morda and a youth, Gwion Bach, to tend it. Her plans fall astray when three drops from the cauldron splash onto the thumb of Gwion Bach.
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