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Old Welsh Fragments

Cymraeg English
Yr Iuvencus Englynion The Juvencus Englynion
Bacl Patern Padarn's Staff
Eiri Mynyd The Mountain Snows
Llyfr Chad--Surexit Memorandum The St. Chad Gospel fragments including the Surexit Memorandum
Breint Teilo The Landgrants of St. Teilo
Computus Fragment Computus Fragment
De Mensuris et Ponderibus marginalia De Mensuris et Ponderibus marginalia
The Towyn Stone The Towyn Stone
The Pillar of Eliseg The Pillar of Eliseg

Middle Welsh Manuscripts

Llyfr Aneurin The Book of Aneurin
Llyfr Taliesin The Book of Taliesin
Llyfr Ddu Caerfyrddin The Black Book of Carmarthen
Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch The White Book of Rhydderch
Llyfr Coch Hergest The Red Book of Hergest

Tales

The Mabinogion

Pedeir Ceinc y Mabinogi The Four Branches of the Mabinogi
Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed Pwyll Lord of Dyfed
Branwen uerch Lyr Branwen Daughter of Llyr
Manawyddan fab Lyr Manawyddan son of Llyr
Math fab Mathonwy Math son of Mathonwy
   
Cynhenid Chwedl The Native Tales
Lludd a Lleuelys Lludd and Lleuelys
Breuddwyd Maxen The Dream of Maxen
Culhwch ac Olwen Culhwch and Olwen
Breuddwyd Rhonabwy The Dream of Rhonabwy
   
Y Tair Rhamant The Three Arthurian Romances
Owain, neu Chwedyl Iarlles Y Ffynnawn Owain, or, the Lady of the Fountain
Historia Peredur Peredur
Gereint Gereint and Enid
   

Miscellaneous Tales

Gwraig Huan The Deceiving of Huan by His Wife
Arthur a Kaledvwlch Arthur and Kaledvwlch
Cladedigaeth Arthur Arthur's Burial
Yr Olew Bendigeid The Holy Oil
Hanes Taliesin The Story of Taliesin
Ystoria Taliesin (Llewellyn Sion) The History of Taliesin
Short Biographies of Taliesin
King March's Ears
Trystan ac Essyllt Trystan and Essyllt
Urien a Modron King Urien and Modron
Buchedd Collen St. Collen and Gwyn ap Nudd
Ystoria Myrddin Wyllt The Story of Myrddin the Mad
Chwedl Myrddin a'r Farwolaeth Driphlyg The Tale of Myrddin and the Three-fold Death
The Quarrel of Arthur and Huail, and the Death of Huail ap Caw
Am Ddewis Brenin How Maelgwn Became King
Gwraig Maelgwn Gwynedd a'r Fodrwy The Wife of Maelgwn and the Ring
Breinniau Arvon The Quarrel of Rhun ap Maelgwn and Elidir Mwynfawr (from "the Privileges of Arvon")
Marwnad Drudwas The Death of Drudwas
The Death of Maelgwn Gwynedd
The Cause of the Battle of Arddured
Ateb Dionothus The Answer of Dionothus
The Giants of Wales
Araith Iolo Goch Araith Iolo Goch
Y Creaduriaid Hirhoedlog The Oldest Animals

Adaptations of Foreign Works

Classical Works and Reworkings

Ystoria Dared/Dares Phrygius The History of the Trojan War
Chwedleu seith Doethon Rufein The Seven Sages of Rome
Proffwydolyaeth Sibli The Prophecies of Sibyll
Y Gwr Moel o Sythia Advice of a Scythian to Alexander the Great (from Quintus Curtius's Historiae Alexandri Magni)
Ystori Alexander a Lodwig History of Alexander and Lodwig (from Historia Septem Sapientum Romae)
   

The Matter of France

Cronicl Turpin: Ystoria De Carolo Magno Pseudo-Turpin's Chronicle of Charlemagne
Rhamant Otfel The Romance of Otuel
Cn Rolant The Song of Roland
Cronicl Turpin Pseudo-Turpin's Chronicle resumes
Pererindod Siarlymaen The Pilgrimage of Charlemagne
Kymdeithas Amlyn ac Amic The Romance of Amlyn and Amic
   

Romances

Y Seint Greal Perlesvaus
Y Keis The Quest for the Holy Grail
Ystoria Bown de Hamtwn: Hergest version Bevis of Hampton
Ystoria Bown de Hamtwn: Rhydderch version Bevis of Hampton
Ystoria Gwlat Ieuan Vendigeit The Letter of Prester John
Troelus a Chressyd (Chaucer) Troilus and Cressida
   

Welsh Tales From Walter Map's Courtier's Trifles

King Herla and the Wild Hunt
Elias the Hermit
King Cadoc
Of the Senseless Devotion of Welshmen
On Strange Apparitions
Sir Gado
   

Folklore and Modern Fictions

Edward Lhuyd's Legends (17th Century)

Cricciaeth
  The Hairy Man
  Llyn Dinas and Sir Owen Maxen
  Trystan and Essyllt
  Gwynen Chapel
  Havod Llwyvog
  Nanhwynen
   

Glasynys' Tales (19th Century?)

  The Legend of the Gors Goch
  William Ellis
  Llyn y Ffynhonnau
  Einion & Olwen
  Cwmllan of Tylwyth Teg
  The Mermaid
   

Modern Stories

Cantre'r Gwaelod The Drowning of the Bottom Hundred
The Shepherd of Myddfai
Amaethon uab Dn Amaethon son of Dn, and the Battle of the Trees

Miscellaneous Poetry and Gnomic Pieces

Peirian Vaban Commanding Youth
Coronog Vaban Crowned Youth
Ymddiddan Arthur a'r Eryr Arthur and the Eagle
Marwnad Duran The Death of Duran, son of Arthur
Ymddiddan Melwas ac Wenhyvar Melwas and Gwenhyvar Version One
Ymddiddan Melwas ac Wenhyvar Melwas and Gwenhyfer Version Two
Englynion Cad Goddeu The Stanzas on the Battle of the Trees
Englynion y Clyweid The Stanzas of Wise Sayings
Englynion y Misoedd The Stanzas of the Months
Englynion y Beddau (varient text) The Stanzas of the Graves
The Crane
Bidiau
Marwnad Cynddylan The Death of Cynddylan
Katwallaw[n] vab Katvan av kant Poem Attributed to Cadwallon
Gofara Braint The Flooding of the Braint
Kyssul Adaon
The Auguries of the Year
Tri Thlws ar Ddeg Ynys Prydain The Thirteen Treasures of Britain
Korn Bran Galed o'r Gogledd The Horn of Bran
Ad Regem Eumenidium An Invocation of Gwyn ap Nudd
   
Triads
Trioedd y Meirch The Triads of the Horses
Trioedd Ynys Prydein The Red Book of Hergest Triads
Trioedd Ynys Prydein The Peniarth 54 Triads
The North Britain Triads
The Twenty-Four Knights of King Arthur's Court
Trioedd Cerdd The Bardic Triads of Peniarth 20
Trioedd Cyfraith The Law Triads
Trioedd Arbennig The Supreme Triads
Trioedd Meddigion Medical Triads
Trioedd Yr Areithiau Pros
Trioedd Taliesin Triads of Taliesin
Trioedd Serch Triads on Love
Trioedd Mab y Crinwas Triads on Misers
Trioedd Sais Triads on the English
   

Medieval Poets

Cynfeirdd/Hengerdd (600-1100)
Blwchbardd (lost)
Cian Guenith Guaut (lost)
Culfardd (lost)
Talhaearn Tad Awen (lost)
Aneirin (Neirin mab Dwyrei) (fl. 550-600) Aneurin
Taliesin (fl. late 6th c) Taliesin
Myrddin ab Morfryn (fl. late 6th c) Merlin
Meigant (fl. c. 600-620)
Afan Ferddig (7th Century)
Arofan (7th Century) (lost)
Cuhelyn Fardd (9th Century?) (lost)
Llywarch Hen (9th or 10th c.?) Llywarch the Old
Juvencus (late 9th C) Juvencus
St Elaeth (11th Century) St Elaeth
Bleheris (11th Century?) (lost)
   
Gogynfeirdd/Beirdd y Tywysogion (1100-1290)
Meilyr Brydydd (fl. 1100-1137)
Gwalchmai ap Meilyr (fl. 1130-1180)
Owain Cyfeiliog (c. 1130-1197)
Llywarch Llaety (fl. c. 1140-1160)
Llywelyn Fardd I (fl. c. 1150-1175)
Seisyll Bryffwrch (fl. 1155-1175)
Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr (fl. 1155-1200)
Peryf ap Cedifor (fl. c. 1170)
Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd (1170)
Gwynfardd Brycheiniog (fl. c. 1170-1180)
Daniel ap Llosgwrn Mew (fl. 1170-1200)
Llywarch ap Llywelyn ("Prydydd y Moch") (1173-1220)
Elidir Sais (1190-1240)
Meilyr ap Gwalchmai (fl. 1150+)
Gruffudd ap Gwrgenau (fl. 1150+)
Gwilym Rhyfel (12th C)
Cneppyn Gwerthrynion (c. 13th C)
Bleddyn Ddu (c.1200)
Einion ap Gwalchmai (fl. 1202-1223)
Einion Wan (fl. c. 1202-1245)
Meurig (fl. 1210)
Einion ap Gwgon (fl. c. 1215)
Llywelyn Fardd II
Gwernen ap Clyddno
Y Prydydd Bychan (fl. c. 1222-1268)
Goronwy Foel (fl. c. 1250)
Dafydd Benfras (fl. 1230-1260)
Einion ap Madog ap Rhahawd (c. 1237)
Hywel Foel ap Griffri ap Pwyll Wyddel (fl. c. 1240-1300)
Gwgon Brydydd (fl. c. 1240)
Adda Fras (c. 1240-1320)
Iorwerth Fychan
Madog ap Gwallter (fl. c. 1250)
Bleddyn Fardd (fl. c. 1258-1284)
Llygad Gwr (fl. 1268)
Gruffudd ab Yr Ynad Coch (fl. 1277-1282)
Gwilym Ddu o Arfon (fl. c. 1280-1320)
Cadwgan Ffol (13th Century)
   
Beirdd yr Uchelwyr (1290-1500)
Iorweth ab Y Cyriog
Gruffudd ap Tudur Goch
Ithel Ddu
Bleddyn Ddu
Llywelyn Brydydd Hoddnant
Hillyn
Llywelyn Ddu ab Y Pastard (fl. 14th C)
Casnodyn (fl. c. 1325)
Iorwerth Fychan ap Iorwerth ap Rotpert (fl. c. 1300)
Gruffudd ap Dafydd ap Tudur (fl. c. 1300)
Phylip Brydydd (fl. c. 1300-25)
Llywelyn Brydydd Hoddnant (fl. c. 1300-1350)
Goronwy Gyriog (fl. c. 1310-1360)
Madog Benfras (fl. c. 1320-1360)
Dafydd ap Gwilym (c. 1320-c. 1370) Dafydd ap Gwilym: complete works
Iolo Goch (1320-1398)
Rhys Goch Eryri (1330-1420)
Gruffudd Gryg (fl. c.13401380)
Gruffudd ab Adda (fl. mid 14th century)
Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen (fl. c. 1350-1390)
Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap Dafydd (1352-1382)
Einion Offeiriad (1356)
Tudur ap Gwyn Hagr (fl. 1350+)
Ithel Ddu (fl. 1350+)
Rhisierdyn
Gruffudd Fychan ap Gruffudd ap Ednyfed
Llywarch Bentwrch
Trahaearn Brydydd Mawr
Iorwerth Beli (fl. 1350+)
Hywel ab Einion Lygliw
Llywelyn ap Gwilym Lygliw
Rhys ap Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn Lygliw
Madog Dwygraig (fl. c. 1370)
Dafydd Ddu Athro o Hiraddug (1371) Dafydd ap Hywel ap Madoc
Dafydd y Coed (fl. 1380)
Mab y Clochyddyn (fl. c. 1380)
Gruffudd Llwyd (fl. c.13801410)
Sypyn Cyfeiliog (fl.1340-1390) Dafydd Bach ap Madog Wladaidd
Ieuan Llwyd ab Y Gargam
Meurig ab Iorwerth
Y Proll
Y Mab Cryg
Tudur Ddall
Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan
Ieuan Llwyd Brydydd
Lewys Aled
Iorwerth Fynglwyd
Gruffudd ap Dafydd Fychan (fl. 15 C)
Sin Cent (ca. 1400 1430/45)
Dafydd Llwyd o Fathafarn (fl. c.1400c.1490) Dafydd Llwyd ap Llewelyn ap Gruffydd
Sefnyn (fl. 1408)
Dafydd Gorlech (c. 1410-c. 1490)
Lewys Glyn Cothi (c. 1420 - 1490)
Tudur Penllyn (fl. c. 1420-1490)
Hywel Swrdwal (fl. 1430-1475)
Hywel Cilan (fl. 1435-1470)
Guto'r Glyn (c.1435 c.1493)
Llywelyn ab Y Moel (1440)
Gwilym ab Ieuan Hen (fl. c. 1440-1480)
Llawdden (fl. 1440-1480)
Gwilym ap Ieuan Hen (fl. c. 1440-1480)
Maredudd ap Rhys (fl. 1440 1483)
Ieuan Gethin (fl. c. 1450)
Maredudd ap Rhys(c. 1450-1480)
Dafydd ab Edmwnd (fl. c. 145097)
Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf (1450+)
Ieuan Brydydd Hir (fl. 1450 - 1485)
Dafydd Nanmor (fl. 1450 1490)
Bedo Brwynllys(c.1460)
Dafydd ap Maredudd ab Ednyfed (fl. c. 1460)
Dafydd Epynt (fl. c. 1460)
Deio ab Ieuan Du (fl. 1460-1480)
Ieuan Dyfi (c. 1460-1500)
Ieuan Du'r Bilwg (1460-1500)
Gutun Owain (fl. 1460-1500)
Gwilym Tew (fl. 1460-1480)
Gwerful Mechain (fl. 1462-1500)
Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn
Ieuan ap Rhydderch
Gruffydd ab Ieuan ab Llywelyn Vychan
Dafydd ap Hywel
Huw ap Dafydd
Huw Cae Llwyd
Ieuan ap Huw Cae Llwyd
Ifan Fychan ab Ifan ab Adda
Syr Rhys o Lanbryn-Mair a Charno
Llywelyn Goch y Dant (fl. 1470-1471)
Owain ap Llywelyn ab y Moel (fl. 1470-1500)
Rhys Nanmor (fl. 1480-1513)
Sin ap Hywel (fl. c.1490-1532)
Rhisiart ap Rhys (fl. c.1495-c.1510)
Elis Sin ap Moys (fl. late 15th century)
Bedo Aeddren (fl. 1500)
Roger Davies (fl. c. 1500)
Dafydd Cowper (fl. c. 1500)
   
The Later Poets
Tudur Aled (c. 1465-1525)
Lewys Mn (fl. 1485-1527)
Gruffudd ap Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan (c. 1485-1553)
Sin Ceri (fl. early 16th C)
Ieuan ap rhys ap Llywlyn (fl. 1500)
Matthew Brwmffild (fl. 1520-60)
Lewys Daron (fl. 1520-39)
Lewys Morgannwg (fl. 1520-1565)
Sin Tudur (1522-1602)
Dafydd Trefor (1528)
Harri ap Rhys Gwilym
Powys Lewis (fl. c. 1530)
Simwnt Fychan (c.1530-1606)
Wiliam Llyn (1534/5-1580)
St. Richard Gwyn (c.1537-1584)
Alice ferch Gruffudd ap Ieuan Fychan (fl. 1540-1570)
Catrin ferch Gruffudd ap Ieuan Fychan (fl. 16th Century)
Huw Llyn (fl. 1540-1570)
Morus Dwyfach (fl. 1540-1580)
Rhys Cain (c. 1540-1614)
Llywelyn Sin (c. 1540-1615)
Sin Phylip (1543-1620)
Edmwnd Prys (1543/4-1623)
Robin Clidro (1545-1580)
Dafydd Alaw (fl. 1550)
Wiliam Midleton (c.1550 c. 1596)
Davydd Benwyn (1550-1600)
Morris Kyffin (c.1555 - 1598)
Catrin ferch Gruffudd ap Hywel (fl. c. 1555)
Lewys ap Hywel (1560-1600)
Huw Ceiriog (c.1560-1600)
Gwilym Gwyn (fl. c. 1560-1600)
Dafydd ap Ieuan ab Owen (fl. c. 1560)
Gruffudd Hiraethog (1564)
Tomos Prys (c.15641634)
Edward Maelor (fl. 1567-1603)
Rhisiart Gruffudd (fl. c. 1569)
Huw Llwyd (c.1568 - c.1630)
Edwart ap Raff (fl. 1578-1606)
Rhys Prichard (1579-1644)
Elis Cynfrig (fl. 1580-1620)
Wiliam Cynwal (1587/8)
Cadwaladr ap Rhys Trefnant (fl. 1600)

Historical and Legal Documents

Genealogies
Bonedd y Gwyr Gogledd The Descent of the Men of the North
The Harlian 3859 Genealogies
The Jesus MS 20 Genealogies
The Mostyn 117 Genealogies The Mostyn 117 Genealogies
Bonedd y Seint Genealogies of the Saints
   
Histories
Ystoria Dared/Dares Phrygius The History of the Trojan War
Brut y Brehinhedd/Brut Gruffydd ab Arthur The Chronicle of the Kings (ie. HRB)
Brut y Tywysogion The Chronicle of the Princes
Brut Tysilio The Chronicle of Tysilio
Brut y Saesson The Chronicle of the Saxons
Historia Gruffudd ap Cynan The History of Gruffydd son of Cynan
Brenhinedd y Saeson The Kings of the English
Gwrtheyrn Gwrtheneu to Ieuan Vrehnin From Vortigern to King John
Cronicl Y Wech Oesoedd Elis Gruffydd's Chronical of the Six Ages
Ystorie Kymru o Ifan Llwyd ap Dafydd History of Wales by Ifan Llwyd
   
Law
Cyfraith Hywel Dda Laws of Hywel the Good
Magna Carta "The Great Charter" & reference to Llywelyn Fawr
Statute of Rhuddlan (imposed by Edward I)
Laws in Wales Acts 1535 (imposed by Henry VIII)
Laws in Wales Acts 1542 (imposed by Henry VIII)
   
Correspondances & Miscellania
Llywelyn ab Iorwerth
Letter of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth to Stephen de Segrave  
   
Owain Glyn Dŵr
  The Pennal Letter
  Letter to the King of Scotland
  Letter to an Irish Lord
  Annals of Owain Glyn Dŵr

Iolo Morganwg & his forgeries

Barddas Barddas
Trioedd Ynys Prydein The Third (Myvyrian) Series of Triads
Llyfr Cattwg The Book of St. Cattwg (selections)
Iolo MSS. The Iolo MSS.
Poems Lyric and Pastoral I
Poems Lyric and Pastoral II