Kestrel's Nest

Ymdidan Myrtin a Thaliessin

(Ymddiddan Myrddin a Thaliesin)

Black Book of Carmarthen f1r-f4r, 1-7

The title means 'The Conversation of Myrddin and Taliesin'. It concerns the slaughter of the Battle of Ardderyd. Myrddin begins 'How sad I am, how sad...'

Bibliography

1 Myrtin1.1
2 Mor truan genhyf mor truan .1.2
3 a deryv . am keduyv a chaduan .1.4
4 Oed llachar kyulauar kyulauan .1.5
5 Oed yscuid o tryuruyd o tryuan .1.6
6 Talyes1.7
7 Oed maelgun a uelun inimuan1.8
8 y teulu rac toryuulu nythauant .1.9
9 Myrtin2.1
10 Rac deuur ineutur y tirran .2.2
11 Rac errith . a gurrith y ar welugan .2.3
12 Mein winev in diheu a dygan .2.4
13 Moch guelher y niuer gan elgan .2.5
14 Och oe leith maur a teith y deuthan .2.7
15 Taliessin2.8
16 Rys undant oet rychvant y tarian .2.9
17 hid attad yd aeth rad kyulau[a]n .3.1
18 llas kyndur tra messur y kuynan .3.2
19 llas haelon o dinon tra uuan .3.4
20 Tryuir . nod maur eu clod . gan . elgan .3.5
21 Mirtin3.7
22 Truy a thrui . Ruy . a ruy . y doethan . 
23 trav a thrau im doeth brau am elgan .3.8
24 llat dyuel oe diuet kyulauan4.1
25 ab erbin ae uerin a wnaethant4.3
26 Talies4.4
27 Llu maelgun bu yscun y doethan . 
28 aerwir kad trybelidiad . guaedlan .4.5
29 Neu gueith arywderit pan vit y deunit .4.7
30 o hid y wuchit y darparan .4.9
31 Mirtin5.1
32 llyavs peleidrad guaedlad gua[e]dlan . 
33 llyaus . aerwir bryv breuaul vidan .5.2
34 Llyaus ban brivher . llyaus ban foher .5.4
35 llyaus ev hymchuel in eu hymvan .5.6
36 Taliessin5.8
37 Seith meib eliffer . Seith guir ban brouher . 
38 Seith guaew ny ochel in eu seithran .6.1
39 Myrtin6.2
40 Seith tan . vuelin . Seith kad kyuerbin .6.3
41 Seithued kinvelin y pop kinhuan .6.4
42 Taliessin6.5
43 Seith guaew gowanon . Seith loneid awon .6.6
44 O guaed kinreinon y dylanuan .6.7
45 Myrtin6.8
46 Seith ugein haelon . a aethan ygwllon .6.9
47 yg coed keliton . y . daruuan .6.10
48 Can ys mi myrtin guydi . taliessin .6.11
49 bithaud . kyffredin . vy darogan  .7.1

Drawing from the Black Book of Carmarthen f.2r

Drawing from the Black Book of Carmarthen f.2r (3)
Edited by: J Gwenogvryn Evans 1906

Bibliography:
Text:
Evans, J Gwenogvryn, The Black Book of Carmarthen (Pwllheli, 1906), pp.1-7.
Jarman, A O H, Ymddiddan Myrddin a Thaliesin (o Lyfr Du Caerfyrddin) (Caerdydd, Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 1967).
Jarman, A O H, Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin (Caerdydd, GPC, 1982), pp.1-2.
Text and Translation:
Pennar, Meirion, The Black Book of Carmarthen (Llanerch, 1989), pp.34-42.
Translation:
Skene, W F, The Four Ancient Books of Wales (Edinburgh, 1868), p.368. (Unreliable)