SION MOWDDWY (fl. c. 1575-1613), poet

Name: Sion Mowddwy
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Enid Pierce Roberts

He sang the praises of the aristocracy throughout Wales, from Mostyn to Glamorgan. There were occasions when he spent a long time in Glamorgan. He indulged in flyting poetry with Meurug Dafydd of Llanishen concerning the rights of the strolling bards in Gwent and that neighbourhood, c. 1575-80, and he also had a poetic disputation with Llywelyn Siôn of Llangewydd. He is not mentioned as one of the bards who attended the eisteddfod at Caerwys, 1567; he may have been too young. There is no foundation for Iolo Morganwg's story that he was the son of the ' Red Tinker of Mawddwy,' that he followed his father's trade, and that he married an heiress in Mawddwy.

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Published date: 1959

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