CCC189: Changes

I was first born a stag and three hundred years I lived as he. But without a doe, or one of my kind, life paled and I was glad to change.

I next became an eagle soaring high. Three hundred years I lived as he, but my cries brought no mate, and again I was glad to change.

I became a salmon, swimming in the pool beneath the hazels. Three hundred years I lived as he and great wisdom had I. But I had no mate and so I wished to die.

At last, the magician Gwydion saw my fate and changed me back into a deer. He changed a hound into a doe for me to take as mate. Happy now did I live out my final years.

I hope my Irish friends will forgive my spin on their tale, and my Welsh friends forgive me the borrowing of Gwydion

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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14 Responses to CCC189: Changes

  1. And what a nice tale it is, well done!

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  2. Sadje says:

    A lovely story Crispina

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  3. Dale says:

    I love that you have woven two different cultural tales into one!

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  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It felt very whimsical, I enjoyed it

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