and uncle to Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion Llygliw. Nothing is known about him, but his love poem addressed to Myfanwy Fychan of Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen, is preserved in N.L.W. MSS. 1553 (275), 4973 (369b), 6209 (216), and published in The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales ; for an English translation see T. Pennant, Tours in Wales. The poet is named Hywel ab Einion of Maelor in the first and last of the manuscripts; and, according to the first, a parchment copy of the poem was found in one of the castle walls. His connection with Myfanwy Fychan is the theme of J. Ceiriog Hughes's eisteddfodic poem, ' Myfanwy Fychan.'
Published date: 1959
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