The Rich Beauty Of Wales
Wales is one of the most beautiful countries you will ever visit. If you are lucky enough to live
there then you are as close to heaven as an living earthling can be! Take a splendid journey into this wonderful
land and you can admire the absolute haunting brilliance of its mountain ranges.
The country has its own language - said to be one of the oldest living languages in Europe. This
language can only be described as a song of angels, radiating out of the valleys below whilst you journey its paths
As you travel down the mountain roads you see before you a stunning coastline which
is handsomely protected by its many historic castles and fortresses that stand steadfast in your gaze. Wales stands
out proudly on the western side of Britain on the edge of the Celtic sea.
In his writings of "Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru"(The Exploits of the Bards of Wales, 1773), Rhys
Jones, said the following:
“God has shown more love and favour to the Welsh than to almost any other nation
under the sun.... Although we were conquered by the Romans, and driven by the Saxons from the lowlands of
England to the Welsh highlands, and later conquered by the Normans; and although laws were passed specifically
to delete our language totally from the face of the earth; yet the Most High has given us strength and
resilience to withstand all the incursions of our enemies, however frequent they have been, and to retain our
language and some of our possessions, also, despite them all; and let us hope that we shall remain so forever
Ron says his fondest memories of the country are of the island of
Anglesey. His parents fell so much in love with Anglesey they decided to retire there and settle along
side his sister Jackie, who owns a farm on the island.
The island of Anglesey was and is an important part, of Welsh and Celtic culture. If
we look back along the timeline, we see that, Anglesey was in fact a center for Celtic wisdom and the training of
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Anglesey in the Welsh language is: Mon Mam Cwmru (Mona, Mother of Wales).
The country and its people, like all the Celtic tribes, have placed particular
emphasis on the passing of its culture through word of mouth. One of the worlds most famous tales of Wales is the
The Eleven Tales Of Wales
These tales are known as the Mabinogion and were written in the Welsh language around the 11th to
13th century. It was said by Professors Gwyn and Thomas Jones, as being “among the finest flowerings of the Celtic
genius and, taken together, a masterpiece of our medieval European literature.”
People in the academic field advise us that there is now no traditional style
storytellers in Wales. Ron tells me he personally disagrees and since he lives there he should
For example, he has a fantastic book called rare Welsh bits by John Williams.
(Who is also a native welsh speaker and writer). This book hooks you in as you read. Stories that take you through
time in the many Celtic lands and characters such as the gypsies and those with a touch of the Celtic supernatural
- like the Druids and the Wiccans.
Wales as is all our Celtic lands is full of stories and tales of magic and
enchantment with legendary and mythological beings. Beings such as fairies and Magic; some for children; and some
filled with humour and traditions reflecting the history of Wales.
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