HININ FARDD (1360? - 1420), a writer of prophecies

Name: Hinin Fardd
Date of birth: 1360?
Date of death: 1420
Gender: Male
Occupation: writer of prophecies
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Raymond Wallis Evans

As far as one can judge from the content of the four poems attributed to him, he flourished towards the end of the 14th cent. His work is often associated in the manuscripts with the work of Myrddin and Taliesin, and his poetry belongs to the same tradition as the prophecies they are said to have written. In Llanst. MS. 173 (130b) the form given to his name is ‘hinyn fardd’ and in a poem attributed to him in Most. MS. 133 (53) there is a reference to ‘vardd hynaf hinin.’ The poets who wrote cywyddau brud owe little to his prophecies, and no reference to him occurs in their work.

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Published date: 1959

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