Moliant Cadwallon ‘In praise of Cadwallon’

  • Early Welsh
  • Medieval Welsh poetry, eulogies and panegyrics
Early Welsh poem in honour of Cadwallon ap Cadfan, king of Gwynedd, who died in 634.
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 9094
A number of lines only.
  • Early Welsh


Medieval Welsh poetryMedieval Welsh poetry

eulogies and panegyrics⟨document genres by function⟩
eulogies and panegyrics
id. 33145


Cadwallon ap CadfanCadwallon ap Cadfan
(d. c. 634)
king of Gwynedd, traditionally identified with Bede’s Cædwalla in HE 3.1
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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.] Gruffydd, R. Geraint, “Canu Cadwallon ap Cadfan”, in: Rachel Bromwich, and R. Brinley Jones (eds), Astudiaethau ar yr hengerdd / Studies in old Welsh poetry: cyflwynedig i Syr Idris Foster, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1978. 25–43.
Edition, translation into Modern Welsh, and discussion
[tr.] Koch, John T. [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: John T. Koch, and John Carey (eds), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, 4th ed., 1, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
[tr.] Breeze, Andrew, “Seventh-century Northumbria and a poem to Cadwallon”, Northern History 38 (2001): 145–152.

Secondary sources (select)

Woolf, Alex, “Caedualla rex Brettonum and the passing of the Old North”, Northern History 41 (March, 2004): 5–24.
Dennis Groenewegen
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