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The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg, Vol. I

By Ab Ithel, J. W.

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Title: The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg, Vol. I  
Author: Ab Ithel, J. W.
Volume: Vol. I
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, barddas, Celtic
Collections: Sacred Texts
Historic
Publication Date:
1862
Publisher: Internet Sacred Text Archive (ISTA)

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Description: The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg is a collection of writings, largely forged, about ancient Welsh Bardic and Druidic beliefs. Although the author of this work is cited as J. Williams Ab Ithel, he was actually the editor, who pieced it together from manuscripts written by Iolo Morganwg. Iolo Morganwg (1747-1826), itinerant poet and scholar, was a key figure in the Druid revival of the 19th century. He was personally responsible for reviving the Welsh national poetry contest, the Gorsedd. On June 21st, 1792, Midsummer evening, Iolo and a dozen other Welsh poets gathered on Primrose Hill in London and held the first Gorsedd in hundreds of years. Iolo was a Welsh patriot and held revolutionary views; he was a personal friend of Tom Paine, and George Washington subscribed to his first volume of poetry. He is said to have influenced both William Blake's poetry and Robert Grave's White Goddess.

 

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