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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Help! Memory Fails!

For at least an hour now I've been trying to find this. There is, in old Welsh legend, a lesser god or hero, who's depicted as an old man carrying a bundle of sticks on his back. Once upon a time I knew this- we used to refer to Led Zep's fourth album by this character's name. Ach! I hate getting old! So frustrating. And damned if I could find it anywhere on the innertubes. Anybody out there know his name?

7 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Heilyn perhaps?

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

heilyn?
http://www.mabinogion.info/rhonabwy.htm

Austan said...

I don't think it's Heilyn. It was a three-part name... maybe something -an dubh... ach...

Geo. said...

May be no help, but in renaissance Europe, the man in the moon was often depicted as an old man with a bundle of sticks on his back. Character of "Moonshine" in "Midsummer Night's Dream" is typically costumed that way.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Here's a thought. Ask John Grey at going gently. He's in Wales. If he doesn't know maybe one of the older folks in Trelawnyd would.

Austan said...

Geo.- Yep, that was the more modern version of the old Welsh guy.

Lawless- Thanks! Will do, soon as I can comment elsewhere, or at least stay signed in elsewhere.

Austan said...

Found it- went thru Zep after Zep vid on YT til I saw a reference- it's Crom Dubh!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crom_Dubh

Hallelujah, I can sleep!