A CARD game based on Welsh mythology will be launched in the Amman Valley later this month.

Welsh Legends/Cardiau Chwedlau was created by Brynamman native Eifion Rogers and his business partner David Daniel with the aim of getting more people interested in Welsh mythology.

The game is played like Top Trumps with each card focusing on a specific Welsh myth or legend including the Lady of the Lake, Rhianon and Twrch Trwyth. The cards are in English and in Welsh so that all can play whether a native Welsh speaker, English speaker or Welsh learner.

The idea came after Mr Rogers went on holiday to Athenry in Ireland in 2018 and met an elderly lady at St Mary’s Church who told him about some of the Irish mythology and showed him a book of Irish myths that children had created by asking their oldest relative what the oldest myth they knew was.

Mr Rogers and Mr Daniel set up an IndieGoGo page for the game and saw more than £3,000 raised by over 180 backers and they have already sold more than 400 sets.

The game will be officially launched at the Black Mountain Centre on Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm. There are plans to have some special guests in attendance as well as local produce on offer including cawl and produce from a local butchers. Entry is free and there will be card decks available to buy.

Mr Rogers also has plans to recreate the book that he saw at the church in Athenry but with Welsh legends and hopes to have schoolchildren from the local area and all across Wales to get involved.

“I plan to have a competition for schoolchildren in each area to find out a Welsh myth and record it however they feel, whether its writing it, in pictures etc.

“Then the winning ones will eventually be put into a book of Welsh mythology like the one in St Mary’s in Athenry.”

Mr Rogers and Mr Daniel already have plans for further cards on more Welsh mythology which will form more decks, but they can all be interchanged with each other to play.

The launch event will be held at Brynamman’s Black Mountain Centre on Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm. More about the card game can be found at www.cardsofwales.com.