MYTHOLOGY

 

 

MYTHOLOGY

 

 

There are numerous fables and mythological stories connected to the Dyffryn Nantlle area.

Several fairy tales refer to the local area, such as the river Dywarchen where a magical girl is said to have stolen the heart of a young man called Einyr who worked on Drws-y-Coed farm.
The tale of Rhos y Pawl is a love story, recounting the tale of Owain, a young man spent a cold night in January naked in a field in order to complete the task set by a young woman’s father in order to win her hand in marriage.

Names of places within the area, such as Rhos-yr-unman, Llwyn-y-ne and Cidwn Castle are connected to traditional stories. This area is also the location in which much of the Mabinogi was set. The character Gwydion sailed with the son with no name from Abermenai to Caer Arianrhod. The boy was named Lleu Llaw Gyffes at the place that is now called Dinas Dinlle. Such towns as Trwyn Maen Dylan and Pennarth and farms such as Bryn Gwydion and LLeuar along the coast feature in the story. It is from LLeuar that Gwydion followed a pig to find LLeu. The maiden Goewin lived in Dolbebin near Talysarn and it was in Maladeulyn that Gwydion saw an eagle sitting on the branch of an oak tree and transformed him back into Lleu.

 

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