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Location type: Village
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
Made by Dromos | Reference Charles Burton Barber
Made by Dromos

Beddgelert is reputed to be named after the legendary hound Gelert. It’s name means “Gelert’s Grave”. Prince Llywelyn returns from hunting to find his baby’s cradle overturned, the baby missing and the dog with blood around its mouth. Imagining that it has savaged the child, Llywelyn draws his sword and kills the dog, which lets out a final dying yelp. He then hears the cries of the baby and finds it unharmed under the cradle, along with a dead wolf which had attacked the child and been killed by Gelert. Llywelyn is then overcome with remorse and he buries the dog with great ceremony, yet can still hear the dying yelp. After that day Llywelyn never smiles again.

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