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Bedd Branwen

The chambered tomb called the Bedd Branwen, is said to be the resting place of Branwen, the legendary wife of Bran described in early Welsh stories.

Directions: To the East of Elim.

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Bedd Branwen is a ringcairn supposedly named after Queen Branwen. It is enclosed by a kerb and has a small standing stone in the middle, near to a cist. Numerous urns and a cremation were dicovered at the site during excavations by Frances Lynch in the 1960's.

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 Branwen is the sister of Bran in some stories. She married the King of Ireland and after being cruelly treated by him her brother Bran went to war with thr Irish.  The Welsh won but at great loss.  Bran was mortally wounded.  When they returned to Wales Branwen died of a broken heart and was buried at Bedd Branwen.  Brans head was buried where the tower of London is to protect Britain. However it is said that King Arthur had the head dug up as he considered himself the only protector of Albion. The story is much more in depth than this and is worth being read in full.



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