Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Beddgelert
Gwynedd

Wales

near Gelert's Grave

Gelert

The hound of Prince Llywellyn the Great
(artist?)
date?

Beddgelert /  Gelert   Beddgelert /  Gelert

Description

Bronze statue of a dog, placed in a ruined cottage nearby Gelert's Grave / Bedd Gelert

Inscription(s)

On the nearby Grave of Gelert are plaques with the story of Llywellyn and Gelert:

GELERT'S GRAVE

in the 13th century llywelyn
prince of north wales had a palace
at Beddgelert. one day he went
hunting without gelert "the faithful
Hound" who was unaccountably
absent. on Llywelyn's return, the
truant, stained and smeared with
blood joyfully sprang to meet his
master. the 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
hound's side thinking it had killed
his heir. the dog's dying yell was
answered by a child's cry. llywelyn
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 here.
the sport is called
BEDDGELERT

BEDD GELERT

yn y drydedd ganrif ar ddeg roedd gan
llywelyn tywysog gogledd cymru blas ym
meddgelert. un diwrnod aeth y tywysog
i hela heb Gelert. "ei gi ffyddlon". pan
ddychwelodd llywelyn neidiodd y
ci yn waed cyd u groes awu ei feistr.
dychrynodd y tywysog a brysiodd i
chwilio am ei fab a chafodd crud y baban
yn wag, dillad y gwely a'r llawr yn waed
i gyd. yn ei ddychryn trywanodd y tad y
cian gleddyf gan feddwl fod y ci wedi
lladd ei aer. atebwyd gwaedd farwol
y ci gan gri egwan plentyn. chwiliodd
llywelyn a chafodd ei fab yn ddianaf
ond yn ei ymyl corweddai gorff blaidd
anferth a laddwyd gan gelert. dywedir
edifeiriol, beidio gwenu byth wedyn
claddodd gelert yma
ac am hynny celwir y fan yn
BEDDGELERT

Beddgelert / Gelert
Gelert's grave is in the background, under the tree

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 53°0'30" W 4°6'9"

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Item Code: gbwa147; Photograph: 30 July 2012
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