BERGAM, Y (14 c.), poet, vaticinator

Name: Bergam, Y
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet, vaticinator
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Poetry; Religion
Author: Raymond Wallis Evans

In the MSS he is known as ‘Y Bergam o Faelor’ (Bergam from Maelor) and in an extent prepared for the Black Prince in 1352 reference is made, in connection with Pennant in Eifionydd, to Gafael mab Bergam (the holding of Bergam's son). His prophesies provided a source for the vaticinatory poems (cywyddau brud). See Enid Griffiths, Early Vaticination in Welsh (1937).


Published date: 2001

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