Texts

Yrymes Detbraw‘The prophecy of Judgment Day’
verse beg. DEws duw delwa

  • Middle Welsh
  • verse
  • Medieval Welsh poetry
Middle Welsh poem, found in the Book of Taliesin, on the events leading up to Doomsday. William Heist has argued that the poem draws on the fifteen-day legend of the Apocalypse of Thomas.
Title
Yrymes Detbraw
‘The prophecy of Judgment Day’
The text is headed Yrymes detbrawt in the manuscript.
Initial words (verse)
  • DEws duw delwa
Language
  • Middle Welsh
Form
verse (primary)
Textual relationships
There is a modern version of the poem (Armes Dydd Brawd II) as well as a related modern text in prose (known as Arwyddion cyn Dydd Brawd or Gwynn gwarandaw).
(Possible) sources: Apocalypse of ThomasApocalypse of ThomasView incoming data
Related: Armes Dydd Brawd IIArmes Dydd Brawd IIView incoming dataArwyddion cyn Dydd BrawdArwyddion cyn Dydd BrawdView incoming data

Classification

Medieval Welsh poetryMedieval Welsh poetry
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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Haycock, Marged, Blodeugerdd barddas o ganu crefyddol cynnar, Felindre, Abertawe (Swansea): Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, 1994.
[id. 20.]
[ed.] [tr.] Lambert, Pierre-Yves, “Visions of the other world and afterlife in Welsh and Breton tradition”, in: McNamara, Martin (ed.), Apocalyptic and eschatological heritage: the Middle East and Celtic realms, Dublin and Portland: Four Courts Press, 2003. 98–120.
108
See also
[ed.] Heist, William W., The fifteen signs before Doomsday, East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State College Press, 1952.
[ed.] Lewis, Henry, Hen gerddi crefyddol, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1931.
[id. 8.]

Secondary sources (select)

Lambert, Pierre-Yves, “Visions of the other world and afterlife in Welsh and Breton tradition”, in: McNamara, Martin (ed.), Apocalyptic and eschatological heritage: the Middle East and Celtic realms, Dublin and Portland: Four Courts Press, 2003. 98–120.
McKenna, Catherine A., The medieval Welsh religious lyric: poems of the Gogynfeirdd, 1137–1282, Belmont, Mass.: Ford & Bailie, 1991.
74–75
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
Page created
June 2014, last updated: August 2020