Prime Sources

Book of Taliesin c.1275

Peniarth Ms 2

Black Book of Carmarthen c.1200

Ymddiddan Myrddin a Thaliesin-Dialogue of Myrddin and Taliesin

White book of Rhydderch circa 1350

NLW Peniarth Ms 4 & 5

Culhch ac Olwen - Culhch and Owain c.1100's

Ellis Gruffydd (1490-1552)

NWL Ms 5276


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