HYWEL GETHIN (‘Hywel Gethin of Celynnog’ according to the manuscripts) (fl. c. 1485), poet

Name: Hywel Gethin
Pseudonym: Hywel Gethin of Celynnog
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

a native, it is said, of Clynnog-fawr, Caerns. No details concerning his life remain, but the dates given him, by Owen Jones, Gweirydd ap Rhys, Myrddin Fardd, and Wiliam Owen (viz. 1570-1600) are obviously too late, because a cywydd written by him in praise of the four sons of Rhys ap Hywel ap Madog of Llanystumdwy remains in manuscript; these four persons lived at the end of the 15th cent, and beginning of the 16th century (J. E. Griffith, Pedigrees, 129, 170). It is said that he was a genealogist, but no example of such work by him has yet been discovered, nor any further examples of his poetry.


Published date: 1959

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