The Three Fettered Men of the Island of Britain:
And this is why those men were called Fettered: because horses could not be obtained that were suited to them, owing to their size; so they put fetters of gold around the small of their legs, on the cruppers of their horses, behind their backs; and two golden plates under their knees, and because of this the knee is called 'knee-pan'.)
"The imaginative explanation is from the White Book
version. The original meaning may be 'torqued
.' The word is Hualavc
and elsewhere hual
has been interpreted as the torque worn by a chief prince."--Jeff Davies.
Cadwaladr is a historical king.
Rhun is the son of Maelgwn Gwynedd, who had Elphin ap Gwyddno held in prison, as recounted in the Hanes Taliesin.
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