There have been
many tales of Llewelyn and Gelert, I like this
It is the one Diddily's Taidy
told us when we were children.
Taid" by the way is Welsh for Grand Dad.
Grandma is called "Nainy or
The Legend of
Walk south of the village, following the
path along the banks of
the Glaslyn leads to
Beddgelert's most famous
to legend, the stone monument in the field marks
resting place of
'Gelert', the faithful hound of the medieval
Prince Llewelyn the
The story, as written on the tombstone
"In the 13th century Llewelyn, prince
of North Wales,
had a palace at
One day he went hunting without Gelert,
who was unaccountably
On Llewelyn's return the truant, stained and
joyfully sprang to meet his master.
prince alarmed hastened to find
his son, and saw the
infant's cot empty, the
bedclothes and floor
covered with blood.
The frantic father plunged his sword into the
had killed his heir. The dog's dying yell was
answered by a child's cry.
Llewelyn searched and discovered his boy
unharmed, but near by lay the body of a mighty wolf
which Gelert had slain.
The prince filled with remorse is said never
to have smiled again.
He buried Gelert