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  Quote Nurbor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2013 at 5:46pm
For some reason I'm always tickled to find my root name associated in this mess, but that's actually the most useful compilation I've seen in a long minute, I've been reading about all these folks here recently trying to piece it all together on my own.  You're a gem Jan! Clap
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2013 at 10:21pm
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  Quote Nurbor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 4:17am
So has anyone heard of the legend of Madoc ap Owain?  I recently pushed through a couple of fictions that painted (albeit not my favorably) the last exodus of the druidic culture from wales to america seeking freedom from religious (amongst other) persecution.  I was wondering if anyone else knew anything about this "legend" as it sort of helps me tie in a historic basis for my current project.
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 2013 at 3:27pm
I do know that Jane Curry's Over the sea's edge is a good imaginative reconstruction of the legend for young readers (and old ones too!).

Also I assume Port Madoc is named for him?


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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 2013 at 5:07pm
There's a fair bit on it on Wikipedia (under Madoc or Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) but when you were describing it here it sounded a lot like the Voyage of St. Brendan or even Bran the Blessed?

There's another Celtic story connected to Bran I think about a king and his companions sailing into the west and coming back 100 years later but I can't recall much detail from it other than all their friends and family had died and they sailed away again Ermm
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  Quote Nurbor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 2013 at 12:55am
come sail away, COME SAIL AWAY, come SAIL away with meee!

Sorry.  All this sailing talk, and having recently been offered a spare bed on a cruise next spring around my birthday, I couldn't resist.

I read some of the wiki on Madoc, but if it's on the net I'm loathe to use it for more than just vague acceptance of whatever I'm carrying on with, however at the end of this book it was talking about the author's pursuit within america of the legend.  Apparently around alabama was known as the "Welsh land" and the atlantic ocean as the welsh seas, I had seen reference to Brendan, and this collection was set to say that might've been in reference to madoc but that's likely author's license.  And as  america's just as like to deny anything ever happened except the revolution after the crown put the screws to them, I was curious to see what anyone else might know about it, as I had read that there was mention of this welsh expedition during the Crown's claiming of american soil citing that as their reason for being there since it was before columbus and all.  Of course a certain sect would preach columbus, and yet another Eric the Red, so to me it seems entirely plausible that many people have visited this land well before it was what it became today or it's birthing beginnings.  Hence, I have some basis for making a fiction that I can really dig into.
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