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The Dreaded Gwiber – A Welsh Wyvern?

By Pollyanna Jones

Wales is famed for its oral traditions of storytelling, poetry, and singing. The bard’s presence is ever near in the land of the Dragon, with a folk story or legend in every town. It seems that every river, every mountain, and lake has it’s own tale to tell. From fair maidens to brave warriors, the lore of this land is rich and plentiful. As are its monsters.

Legends of gwibers terrorising the locals can be found north and south of this Celtic country, but what exactly are they?

This folk tale from North Wales is of a brave lad out to test his luck against one such monster. Would he defy a prophecy and become a hero? Whatever the outcome, Owain ap Gruffydd shall be remembered throughout the march of time.

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