Historical Triads

The Welsh Triads are simple systems of Memnonic recordings designed to preserved vital remembrances in the form of triplets. For example if one said “Three Tales with Happy endings”, 1. Snow White, 2. Cinderella, and 3. Pinoccio, then the listener would be anticipated to know the Stories of Snow White, Cinderella, and Pinoccio, and so on. One could say “Three Victorious Leaders of World War II”, 1. Joseph Stalin, 2. F.D. Rooseveldt, and 3. Winston Churchill, and again the informed hearer would know the stories of these three leaders.

The Triads are split into various logical groupings, e.g. 1. Philosophical Triads, 2. Religious Triads, 3. Historical Triads, and so on. In the case of the Historical Triads these contain very valuable Historical information. The statements are accurate, and so are the relationships and involvements of known named individuals. Remarkably very little attention is paid to the Triads and this may well be because they contain information which is unwelcome to the protagonists of the flimsy phoney History of ancient Britain and Wales which is at present paraded as truth. For example “King Arthur” – either Arthur ap Mascen Wledig or Arthur ap Meurig – appears in no less than twenty-two of the ninety two Triads in Cyrfes Un – Series One. Arthur again appears in some detail in fifteen of the sixty Historical Triads in Series Two, and in twenty-nine of the one hundred and twenty six of the Historical Triads in Series Three.

The fact is that all the hundreds of persons named in the Historical Triads fit together in their various contexts with some perfection. Medrawt (Medrawd, Medrod, Mordred) appears several times as does Urien Rheged sonof Cynvarch, as does Owein ap Urien, Rhitta Gawr (the Irish Prince Teueth, “King Ryons” of Romance), and all the host of other real life historical personalities.

Anyone conducting an impartial and in-depth study of ancient British History will soon recognize that these Historical Triads are both authentic and accurate. What is more than strange is the almost total silence with which the majority of the army of “make-money-out-of-Arthur-theories” authors, pass over the Historical Triads. The university parasites ignore the Triads simply because the rubbish they preach will evaporate are the fog and mist which it is. Why all the allegedly serious “King Arthur” researchers pass over this mass of information must have another causation, and it would most likely be that (a) they are not even aware of the existence of the Triads, and (b) they lack the ability to translate these Triads. It is all very logical as Classical scholars equip themselves with a knowledge of Greek and dead Latin. Biblical scholars usually acquire a knowledge of either or all of Hebrew, Aramaic, and perhaps Greek. But researchers delving into ancient British Welsh History in search of ancient British-Welsh Kings see no reason at all why they should bother to learn sufficient Welsh to enable them to read and decipher the Old British-Welsh texts. In short they resemble a gathering of blacksmiths and carpenters pretending that they are brain surgeons.

There is always a comic side to all this. For weeks Sir Alexander Fleming grew irritated as he had to throw out test samples which had become “contaminated” in his laboratory, and a strange mould was growing on these test samples. It finally dawned on him that he should take a look and see what the nature of this nuisance mould which was interefering with his work actually was. And of course he was surprised to find that he had “discovered” penicillin. The wonder drug was not developed for use by the fast-asleep British Government and millions went on dying of tubercollosis and other diseases and accidents, and not until an Australian researcher grew angry at soldiers, sailors, and airmen, dying or being mutilated un-necessarily in World War II, did he and his colleagues work with an American pharmecuetical company to develope the first of the range of Penicillin drugs.

It is exactly the same with the academics and the vast horde of Arthur authors. They keep on rejecting and throwing out the masses of provably useful and badly needed facts and informations which we constantly raise, as these would interfere with their routine perambulations along the same old paths, which always inevitably lead them into ever decreasing circles, until they evaporate. In the case of the Welsh Triads, be they Historical, Religious, Philosophical, or whatever, they are never translated and published. We chose not to do so simply because it would be a total waste of our time, energy, and scarce monetary resources, and no one would buy the publication or read them anyway. The old British industrial saying “Don’t confuse me with facts, my mind is made up”, and the road leads to bankruptcy.

Triads written down 800 years ago which explain the basis of “Darwin’s Theory of Evolution”, with life beginning in the smallest amoebic forms in the seas, and developing to crawl out of the sea and to continue developing to higher life forms are uncomfortable. Certainly these Triads were more than uncomfortable to the religionists for hundreds of years. Darwin who lived on the Welsh borders, may not have been quite as original thinker as is imagined, and all this was published in the 1800-1804-1806 Myrvyrnian Archaiology, and later in English in 1846 by an Oxford scholar. The ancient British did not have the same simplistic philosophy as the more primitive Romans, and the later Church of Rome.

Mentions of Arthur in the Triads

Series One.

7. Tri lleithic llwyth ynys Prydain.

Arthur ym Penteyrnedd Yngcaerlleon as Wysg, a Dewi ym pen escob; a Maelgwn Gwynedd y pen Heneif.

Arthur yn Penteyrnedd Ynghelliwig Yngherniw, a Betwini yn pen escob, a Charadwawc Vreichfras yn pen heneif.

Arthur y pen teyrnedd yn Penryn Rhionydd yn y Gogledd, a Chyndeyrn Garthwys ym pen escob, a Gwrthmwl wledig yn pen heneif.

All this means that Arthur II was Pen Teyrnedd – Head Monarch and he was operating from three power bases:

  1. At Caer Lleon – castle of Leon the Mighty on the Usk. Actually “wysg” means “the confluence of waters” and the Usk being a tidal river entering the Severn Estuary with its enormous high tides the twice daily sea flooding came well up to Caer Leon. Dewi (One with god) is usually taken to mean St David was the chief Bishop and Maelgwn Gwynedd was the chief elder. All are contemporary Sixth Century characters.
  2. Ynghelliwig Yngherniw is simply in Gelliwig in Cerniw. The area of Cerniw lies between Cardiff and central Gwent, and a farm name of Gelli Wig published in the early nineteenth century identifies the place. Cerniw is still identifiable in the place names of Llangerniw – holy estate (church) of Cerniw, and Coed Cerniw – Cerniw Woods. The chief Bishop was Bedwini who appears in Mabinogi tales with Arthur II, and he is remembered at the Bedwin Sands along the Gwent coastline. Caradoc Freichfras – Caradoc Brawny Arm appears in the genealogies as the brother of Queen Onbrawst andson of Gwrgan Mawr (Aurelian the Great), and Onbrawst married King Meurig ap Twedrig and was the mother of Arthur II. So Caradoc Brawny Arm was one of Arthur’s maternal uncles.
  3. Penryn Rhionedd is usually identified with the North of Britain and Cynan Garthwys is well ttested in the Genealogies of the nobles and Saints. Gwrthmwl is important enough to figure in the Songs of the Graves and therefore he was a major figure as chief Elder of the North.

10. Tri deifniawg ynys Prydain ; Gwalchmai map Gwyar ; Llecheu map Arthur ; a Rhiwallon wallt Banhadlen.
Three Useful – Substantial Ones of the Isle of Britain.

  1. Gwalchmai son of Gwyar, and Gwalchmai figures large in the genealogies and other tales, the name means the “Hawk of May”, and his mother Gwyar married Llew (the Lion) son of Cynvarch Oer. Gwyar was a daughter of King Meurig and Queen Onbrawst and therefore a sister of Arthur II. Gwalchmai had a brother named Medrawd, and it is fairly easy to see that this was the Medrawd who rose in rebellion against Arthur II around AD 570.
  2. Llecheu, or Llacheu as he is usuially called, means the “glittering one”, probably dressed in gold and jewels. It is unclear whether he was a son of Arthur I ap Magnus Maximus or a son of Arthur II ap Meurig. The general trend of information is that he was killed/murdered by Cai (Sir Kay). As Cai appears on an ancient inscribed stone along with his uncle Maglo the Magistrate – who is Maelgwn Gwynedd- the plot thickens. Maelgwn Gwynedd attempted to become Head King after Arthur II was assassinated in 579, and it would appear to be logical that by Cai murdering the heir Llacheu, this would clear the way for Maelgwn’s succession.
  3. Banhadlen was the name of a Powys princess who was seduced by Brychan Brecheiniog and gave birth to an illegitimate child. Her father refused to allow a marriage, leaving Brychan II the son of Enllech Coronog, son of Hydwn Dwn, son of Ceredig, son of the Cuneda, out of any claim of succession to Powys. Wallt is undoubtably Gwallt meaning “hair” and Banhadlen is an alternative for “broom”, and so Rhiwallon “hair of the broom”, may indicate his illegitimacy.

15. Tri unben Llys Arthur, Goronwy mab Echel Vorddwytwll, a Chadreith mab Porthfawr, a ffleidwr fflam mab Godo.

  1. Goronwy we know from the Mabinogi of Math, and Goronwy is not a real life figure, but instead he represents Winter. Here Goronwy is said to be the ‘mab’ = son, of Echel Fford-dwy-twll, and Echel is an Axle -tree, or the North and South Poles, and ‘that which turns’. Fford is ‘road’ or ‘way’, and Dwy is ‘ruler’, and Twll is ‘a hole, a cave, a den’ and can also be ‘broken’. In the Mabinogi Tale, Goronwy murders Lleu Llaw Cyffes -Spring and Summer, by deceit, and in turn Lleu is revived by Gwydon, and returns to kill Goronwy, and this brief reference is a citation of the story of the endless cycle of the deaths of Summer and Winter.
  2. Cadreith is probably Cadraith which is ‘military discipline’, and Cadraith is ‘son of’ Porthfawr or the Great Harbour or Great Entrance.
  3. Ffleidwr fflam son of Godo, ffleidwr appears to mean ‘restricted’ or ‘closed around’ fflam means ‘flame’, and Godo means ‘shelter’. A fire in a hearth is restricted and kept confined or surrounded, and such a fire is one of shelter.

This is not a strictly historical Triad as it refers directly to the ancient stories of Origins.

18. Tri ofer feirdd Y.P. Arthur, Catwallawn mab Catfan, Rhyhawt eil Morgant.

Three vain / idle (perhaps frivolous) bards (Y P = y prif= the first) the first Arthur, Caswallon son of Cadfan, Rhyhawt eil Morgant.

  1. Arthur is listed as a frivolous and probably vain or incompetant bard.
  2. Caswallon means a Ruler of a Separated part of a state = a Viceroy, and Cadfan means either ‘many battles’ or ‘prominent in battle’. These titles conceal the identity of early Seventh Century Kings, who are listed as Cadfan = Many Battles, then Caswallon = The Viceroy, and then Cadwallader = Battle Sovereign. The British Histories clearly show that the terrifying Gwaednerth – Mighty in Blood, the second son of Morgan Mwynfawr had an identical life and career with the dreaded Caswallon, and it follows that Cadfan is Morgan Mwynfawr the successor of Arthur II, Caswallon is Gwaednerth son of Morgan, and Cadwallader is Ithael with another matching of lives.
  3. Rhyhawt eil Morgant is difficult to identify. Morgant – Morcant appears to be the brother of Rhydderch Hael who killed Urien Rheged around 596.


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