Book of Aneirin
The Book of Aneirin ( _cy. Llyfr Aneirin) is a late
13th centuryWelsh manuscriptcontaining Old and Middle Welsh poetryattributed to the late 6th centuryNorthern Brythonic poet, Aneirin.
The manuscript is kept at
Cardiff Central Library. It dates from around 1265, but is probably a copy of a lost 9th centuryoriginal. The poetry would originally have been kept alive through oral tradition. The most well known poem contained within its pages is " Y Gododdin", an early Welsh-language poem commemorating the warriors from Gododdin( Lothianin modern Scotland) who fell at the Battle of Catraeth(probably Catterick in North Yorkshire) around the year 600. Parts of this do appear to be contemporary with Aneirin. The other poetry, with no connection to this battle, includes, amongst others, a short poem for a child named Dinogad, describing how his father goes hunting and fishing.
* [http://www.gtj.org.uk/item.php?lang=en&id=17975&t=1 Llyfr Aneirin, ca. 1265] from the [http://www.gtj.org.uk Gathering the Jewels] website. "Includes full colour images of the entire manuscript."
* [http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/aindex.html The Book of Aneurin] English Translation, from the [http://www.maryjones.us/index.html Celtic Literature Collective] website.
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