Make Way for the Welsh Patron Saint of Love

Hit the North wasn’t feeling very romantic last week: a heady cocktail of flu and computer crash. Ugh.

But it was St Dwynwen’s Day last Tuesday and I was meaning to post about how the season of love comes early to romantic-souled Welsh folk each January.

Dwynwen’s is the Welsh patron saint of friendship and love. Her story is one of the most tragic fables taken from the Mabinogion, the ancient book of Welsh folk tales.

She is closely associated with Anglesey and the remains of her church can still be found at Llanddwyn, southwest Anglesey.

Despite being waylaid by events last week, I’m still planning to return to this story and follow her legacy around Anglesey.

But, for now, and somewhat belatedly, some background reading from the National Museum of Wales here.

And if you’ve got tales of Dwynwen to share, then please post below.

I’d love to learn more about Wales’ little-known saint.

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