Who did Dwynwen fall in love with?
Dwynwen was the prettiest of King Brychan Brycheiniog’s 24 daughters. She fell in love with a local lad called Maelon Dafodrill, but King Brychan had already arranged for her to marry another prince. Maelon took the news badly, so the distraught Dwynwen fled to the woods to weep, and begged God to help her.
How many siblings did Dwynwen have?
Dwynwen is believed to have been a daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog, who lived in the 5th century, making her the half-sister of Saint Ninnoc. Her mother may have been Rigrawst. Dwynwen lived in Anglesey.
Who was Dwynwen?
St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, which makes her the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine. Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and legend has it that she was one of the prettiest of Brychan Brycheiniog’s 24 daughters.
What is DYDD Dwynwen hapus?
Here are some Welsh words and phrases for you to use: Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus – Happy St Dwynwen’s Day. Rwy’n dy garu di – I love you. Cwtch – Cuddle.
Where is St Dwynwen buried?
Ynys Llanddwyn is a small tidal island off the west coast of Ynys Môn, where Dwynwen is believed to have spent her life and is buried. Since the Middle Ages, it has been a place of pilgrimage and is steeped in legend, with Llanddwyn literally translating as “Dwynwen’s Church”. You can still visit the ruins of St.
Is St dwynwen a Catholic saint?
As a Celtic saint, she is not acknowledged by either the Catholic or Anglican Churches, but in Wales she is also the patron saint of sick animals.
How do you say Happy Street dwynwen’s Day?
Dydd santes dwynwen hapus (Happy St Dwynwen’s Day) to everyone celebrating on this special date.
Which traditional Welsh souvenir is given as a gift on DYDD Santes Dwynwen?
A Welsh love spoon is traditionally given as a Saint Dwynwen’s day gift. Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and fell in love with a prince called Maelon Dafodrill but, unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else.
How do you pronounce dwynwen?
Dwynwen (pronounced dooIN-wen) is a beautiful girl’s name, and when it is spoken aloud, it suggests an ancient past.
How do you celebrate Santes Dwynwen?
As a result the church and well became a place of pilgrimage in the middle ages. The ruins of the convent can still be seen on the island. So if you are celebrating Saint Dwynwen’s day by giving a card, a love spoon or by having a romantic meal, spare a thought for Dwynwen on Ynys Llanddwyn.
How do you pronounce DYDD in Welsh?
For those of you who skipped Welsh lessons at school, it is pronounced “Deethe goo-eel Dew-ee happ-iss” – the th sound in dydd is soft, as in “the”.
Who is St Dwynwen?
St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, which makes her the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine.
When is Saint dwywen’s day?
Today Dwywen is still remembered as the Welsh saint of lovers with Saint Dwywen’s Day marked on the 25th of January each year. In the 1960s a Bangor University Student Vera Williams produced some of the first modern Saint Dwynwen’s Day Cards. Now they can be found in stores across Wales from independent gift shops to major supermarkets.
Where can I buy St Dwynwen’s Day cards?
In the 1960s a Bangor University Student Vera Williams produced some of the first modern Saint Dwynwen’s Day Cards. Now they can be found in stores across Wales from independent gift shops to major supermarkets. Really nice range of Welsh language Valentine’s (or Santes Dwynwen!) cards in @LidlGB.
Who was the Princess diwynwen?
Dwynwen was a fifth century princess who lived in what is now the Brecon Beacons National Park. She was one of the 24 daughters of St. Brychan, king of Brycheiniog, now Brecon.