Welsh title for a short, obscure poem of great antiquity preserved in the Book of Taliesin (13th cent.), known in English as The Battle of the Trees or The Army of. Check out Cad Goddeu (The Battle of the Trees) by Cernunnos Woods on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on . Nest is a project of fellow pianists and record label operators Otto Totland (Deaf Center / Type Records) and Huw Roberts (Serein).

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Gwydion ultimately triumphed by guessing the name of one of Arawn’s men, Bran possibly Bran the Blessed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat Crimson is the gem of my belt, Gold my shield border. The birch, notwithstanding his high mind, Was late before he was arrayed. Not of mother and father, When I was made, Did my Creator create me.

The Welsh text of Cad Goddeu was edited by J. I have been sponge in the fire, I have been wood in the covert.

Pine-trees in the porch, The chair of disputation, By me greatly exalted, In the presence of kings The elm with his retinue, Did not go aside a foot He would fight with the centre, And the flanks, and the rear. This has led some historians to concur that the trees included either represent or are connected to the trees excluded OR that this ancient poem preserves an earlier and more complete listing of Oghams.


For with nine sorts of faculty Gods have gifted me: The poem is set during a war between Arawn, king of Annwfn, and Amaethon, a ploughman, prompted by the latter’s theft of a white roebuck, a whelp, and a lapwing. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.

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Tori Amos, Night godveu Hunters”. Read our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy to get more information and learn how to set up your preferences. I have been a continuing bridge, Over three score Abers. I have been a tear in the air, I have ggoddeu the dullest of stars. I have been a coracle in the seas: A very wrathful wood, The chestnut is bashful, The opponent of happiness, The jet has become black, The mountain has become crooked, The woods have become a kiln, Existing formerly in the great seas Since was heard the shout: She came forth altogether lovely.

Although Cad Goddeu apparently contains implications of powers attributed to different trees, the larger meaning of the poem remains unexplicated.

I am splendid And shall be wanton From the oppression of the metal-workers. The poem refers to a traditional story in which the legendary enchanter Gwydion animates the trees of the forest to fight as his army. Cad Goddeu Hamburg, Germany. The swift pursuing reed, The broom with his brood, And the godeu but ill-behaved Until he is subdued. Not because of his cowardice, But on account of his greatness.

Gwydion’s forces could only be defeated if the name of his companion, Lady Achren “Trees”was guessed and Arawn’s host only if Bran’s name was guessed. Strong chieftains were the Blackthorn with his ill fruit, The unbeloved whitethorn Who wears the same suit.


He was with me also, With my sword spotted with blood. Sign in via your Institution. Print Save Email Share.

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The alders in the front line Began the affray. Sign in to annotate. The common people were charmed, During time proceeding of the men. A seeker’s Guide by Thorn Moone.

Forest of Sempiternal Night by Tyrannus. Robert Graves took up a speculation that had been considered and rejected by Nash; that the trees that fought in the battle correspond to the Ogham alphabet, in which each character is associated with a particular tree. Related Overviews Arawn Annwn Gwydion.

Meditation im Wald Welsh title for a short, obscure poem of great antiquity preserved in the Book of Taliesin 13th cent. And one has ended From considering the deluge, And Christ crucified And the day of judgement near at hand The alder trees, the head of the line, Formed the van.

The Drawing of the Dark. User Account Sign in. Very wrathful was the vine Whose henchmen are the elms; I exalt him mightily To rulers of the realms.