Yr Hengerdd/Early Medieval Welsh Poetry
Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Early Period (Pre-1000 CE)
Learn about Yr Hengerdd/"Old Poetry" composed from teh 6th to 8th C CE in Cynghanedd/"Chiming Verse." We will discuss Taliesin and Aneirin, the founders of the forms, their roles in early Medieval Brythonic society, the metrical forms and subjects they worked with, and the survival and influence of their work over time. And, because I like dogs, fashion, and music, we'll learn about an amazing lullaby written for a baby prince clothed in ermine.