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The Gododdin Poems

By Skene, William F.

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Title: The Gododdin Poems  
Author: Skene, William F.
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Celtic Folklore, Wales
Collections: Sacred Texts
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Publisher: Internet Sacred Text Archive (ISTA)


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Description: The Gododdin Poems was first published in 1869 under the authorship of William F. Skene. The Gododdin (pronounced go'doðin) were a Brythonic people of north-eastern Britain (modern north-east England and south-east Scotland) in the sub-Roman period, best known as the subject of the 7th century Welsh series of poems known as Y Gododdin, attributed to Aneirin. The name Gododdin is the Modern Welsh form; it is derived, via earlier Welsh Guotodin from the Brythonic language word Votadini, attested in Latin texts. About the Author: William Forbes Skene (7 June 1809– 29 August 1892), Scottish historian and antiquary, was the second son of Sir Walter Scott's friend, James Skene (1775–1864), of Rubislaw, near Aberdeen, and was born on June 7 1809. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy in Edinburgh and at the University of St Andrews, taking an especial interest in the study of Celtic philology and literature. In 1832, he became a writer to the signet (WS), and shortly afterwards obtained an official appointment in the bill department of the Court of Session, which he held until 1865. His early interest in the history and antiquities of the Scottish Highlands bore its first fruit in 1837, when he published The Highlanders of Scotland, their Origin, History and Antiquities.


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