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The Legend Of The Red Dragon and the Best Flag Ever
 

The Legend Of The Red Dragon and the Best Flag Ever

Myths and legends are woven into the DNA of Wales and the legend of the Red Dragon on the National flag is no different.

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A Welsh Game of Thrones? Our medieval myths are even more captivating
 

A Welsh Game of Thrones? Our medieval myths are even more captivating

Forget the seven kingdoms of Westeros. North Wales has its own set of gutsy fantasy capers: the Mabinogion. This is our guide to where you can find them.

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THE YEAR OF LEGEND 2017
 

THE YEAR OF LEGEND 2017

Vist Wales have chosen 2017 to be the Year of Legend. Wales is steeped in legends, both past and present and none show this more than the tales on the Mabinogion… The tales of the Mabinogion are over 1000 years old, they are the first reference to King Arthur and the earliest recorded British prose. It wasn’t until the 14th century that they were penned to paper; the origins being based upon story telling. They not only told tales of love, betrayal, mythology, politics and magical fantasies, but they promoted friendship and a code of moral conduct passed down from generation to generation. The 11 original tales have been compiled into 4 sections known as branches named: Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan and Math. Whilst the stories are bizzare, psychedelic and complicated, the key parts for each branch go something like this…   PWYLL, PRINCE OF DYFED Pwyll, whilst sitting on a mound which he has been told…

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The Mabinoginon Tales Made Easy....
 

The Mabinogion Tales Made Easy....

The tales of the Mabinogion are over 1000 years old, they are the first reference to King Arthur and the earliest recorded British prose. It wasn’t until the 14th century that they were penned to paper; the origins being based upon story telling. They not only told tales of love, betrayal, mythology, politics and magical fantasies, but they promoted friendship and a code of moral conduct passed down from generation to generation. The 11 original tales have been compiled into 4 sections known as branches named: Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan and Math and whilst the stories are bizzare, psychedelic and complicated, the key parts for each branch go something like this. Here are The Mabinogion Tales Made Easy: PWYLL, PRINCE OF DYFED Pwyll, whilst sitting on a mound which he has been told will either wound him or bring him something wonderful, sees Rhiannon riding over the hill on a white horse. Rhiannon has chosen for him…

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