Introducing Welsh mythology and folklore

Welsh mythology is the mythology of the people of the principality of Wales which is part of the mythology of the Brythonic people.  These were the ancient Britons who inhabited the British Isles, including Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany the Isle of Man, and the Scottish Isles before the Roman invasion.  Today Wales is a part of the United Kingdom and occupies the western part of the island of Great Britain between England in the east, the Bristol Channel in the south and the Irish Sea in the west and north.

Flag of Wales - Public Domain

Flag of Wales – Public Domain

According to recent research that has produced the first genetic map of the British Isles, the Welsh were found to be able to trace their DNA back to the period following the last Ice Age. This is believed to make them the descendents of early  pioneers who first settled Britain about 10,000 years ago.  Read more

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