EINION WAN (fl. 1230-1245), poet

Name: Einion Wan
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: David Myrddin Lloyd

Six sequences of his englynion are extant, two of which are to Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor of Powys Fadog, two to Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (died 1240), and one sequence each to Dafydd (died 1246) and Gruffydd, the sons of Llywelyn. One of the sequences to Madog and one of those to Llywelyn are elegiac, and in each case the other sequence was addressed to the respective princes during their lifetime. The verses to Dafydd are intercessionary, and were therefore composed while he was alive, and those addressed to Gruffydd were obviously composed before his final imprisonment, and therefore before 1241.


Published date: 1959

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