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St. David and Taliesin: brothers in myth.

The 1st of March is as good a day as any to consider Dewi Sant, ‘Y Dyfrwr’, known beyond Wales as St.Continue reading “St. David and Taliesin: brothers in myth.”

The Bard as Prophet

Pawb at Dewi was a poem composed by the prophet-poet Dafydd Llwyd, probably in 1485. When Henry Tudor was makingContinue reading “The Bard as Prophet”

Roland Barthes’ definition of myth

If, as many scholars have pointed out, The Four Branches of the Mabinogi are derived from an earlier mythology, it’sContinue reading “Roland Barthes’ definition of myth”

What does Annwfn mean?

In the Beirdd y Tywysogion series, the editors have interpreted a line by Cynddelw in the following way: In Annwfn,Continue reading “What does Annwfn mean?”