Taliesin is interesting because in a book called The Mabinogion, which is a translation of some of the oldest Welsh stories, we have the tale of his wonderful birth and life.
One of the stories in The Mabinogion, the story of King Ludd, takes us back a long way.
King Ludd," we are told in The Mabinogion, "ruled prosperously and rebuilt the walls of London, and encompassed it about with numberless towers.
In five of the stories of The Mabinogion, King Arthur appears.
But the most interesting aspect of the sale of the 300-year-old farmhouse is not that it's for sale on eBay, although that's a surprise, but that it has an 800-year-old castle mound in the garden, the groundwork remains of a Norman castle called Castell Gronw, which features in The Mabinogion
Its abundance of fish - first mentioned in the Mabinogion
- saw catches exported as far afield as Madeira and the Canary Islands way back in the 14th Century.
Everyone knows that in the Mabinogion
, it's the Irish that get their skulls crushed.
Branches, The Nature of Crisis is the brainchild of Argentinian choreographer Constanza Macras, inspired by the theme of transformation, the Welsh myths of the Mabinogion
and landscapes plus a significant sight on any high street on a Saturday night - women out on a hen night, in fancy dress.
That was the reaction to David Cameron's flying visit to the Senedd last week, when he entered the chamber, paid a few platitudes to Wales - including the Mabinogion
, which he has almost certainly not read - made a vague promise on a funding commission and then told AMs to copy what his government was doing in England.
She quotes from the original sources frequently and at length (knowledge of Middle English is necessary to read them), with examples found in the works of Chaucer, Gower, and Malory, and in tales that include the Mabinogion
, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and, of course, Beowulf, among others.
30pm The show is based on what is thought to be the oldest surviving Arthurian legend from The Mabinogion
, a collection of ancient Welsh tales.
is the inaccurate, but convenient, name of a collection of Welsh stories, the oldest dating from the eleventh century, the latest from the thirteenth.