Book of Taliesin

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Welsh name, Llyfr Taliesin. Manuscript compiled 14th century containing more than sixty poems attributed to the 6th-century Taliesin, of which twelve were judged perhaps authentic by Sir Ifor Williams. The collection also includes the Armes Prydain [Prophecy of Britain], attributed to Myrddin (Merlin); and Cad Goddeu [The Battle of the Trees]. The manuscript is now housed in the National Library, Aberystwyth. Edited by J. G. Evans (Llenbedrog, Tremvan, 1910, 1915). Distinguish from Hanes Taliesin, a tale of folk memory and literary invention about Taliesin as wonder-child.

See Marged Haycock, ‘Llyfr Taliesin’, National Library of Wales Journal, 4 (Winter 1988), 357–86.

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