Eryr Pengwern

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Welsh title for a poem in the 9th-10th-century Canu Heledd[Song of Heledd] cycle. The narrator, Heledd, describes the screaming birds of prey as they feast on the flesh of fallen warriors, especially that of her brother Cynddylan. The exact location of Pengwern, probably in what is today England, has been the subject of much speculation.

See Jenny Rowland, Early Welsh Saga Poetry (Cambridge, 1990).

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