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The Death-song of Dylan, son of the Wave
The Book of Taliesin XLIII
From The Four Ancient Books of Wales

ONE God Supreme, divine, the wisest, the greatest his habitation,
When he came to the field, who charmed him in the hand of the extremely liberal.
Or sooner than he, who was on peace on the nature of a turn.
An opposing groom, poison made, a wrathful deed,
Piercing Dylan, a mischievous shore, violence freely flowing.
Wave of Iwerdon, and wave of Manau, and wave of the North,
And wave of Prydain, hosts comely in fours.
I will adore the Father God, the. regulator of the country, without refusing.
The Creator of Heaven, may he admit us into mercy.

1. "wave of Iwerdon...North": Iwerdon--Ireland; Manau--North Britain; "The North"--lit. Prydyn, Southern Scotland, ruled by Picts.

Dylan was the twin-brother of Lleu and hence son of Arianrhod.