52 in 2015 Week 35 Monument


On a hillside just above Llyn Geirionydd stands a monument to Taliesin a Welsh bard who lived in the 6th century {534 –599).  He is the earliest poet of the Welsh language whose work has survived.

Taliesin Monument

Taliesin lived on the shores Llyn Geirionydd, and many believe he is also buried here. The Red Book of Hergest XVII contains the line “I being Taliesin, from the borders of the lake of Geirionnydd.”

Taliesin Monument

According to Wikipedia some sources claim that he was also born in this area, but it is more likely that he was born in Powys, as demonstrated by the contemporary poems to Cynan Garwyn, King of Powys

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