An elegiac awdl on Owain Gwynedd is attributed to him in Hendreg. MS. 21ab and The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 193a. The 'Red Book of Hergest,' col. 1401, attributes to him an elegy in the form of a chain of englynion on Gruffudd ap Cynan ab Owain Gwynedd (died 1200), which appears in Hendreg. MS. 113b and in The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 204b, as the work of Llywarch ab Llywelyn ('Prydydd y Moch,'). Nothing further is known of this Daniel. A striking example of the ' Titanism ' which Matthew Arnold observed in Welsh poetry is to be found in the elegy on Owain Gwynedd in the lines: 'And were I able to exchange reproofs with God, I should be well supplied with material.'
Published date: 1959
Article Copyright: http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/
The Dictionary of Welsh Biography is provided by The National Library of Wales and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. It is free to use and does not receive grant support. A donation would help us maintain and improve the site so that we can continue to acknowledge Welsh men and women who have made notable contributions to life in Wales and beyond.
Find out more on our sponsorship page.