Welsh Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Wales

TALIESIN

Welsh Magic Arts God

Also known as Taliesin Ben Beirdd

Clever Wizardy God

Do you remember the witchy Goddess Ceridwen and her cauldron of knowledge, and her servant lad Gwion Bach? Well this is him after he got thrown into the sea. He was clever enough to get himself caught in a fish trap and thereby rescued.

Delighted with his cleverness, he decided to re-name himself Taliesin or ‘Shining Brow’. He went on to become Wizard, Bard and Prophet — now there’s clever.

Taliesin Facts and Figures

Name: Taliesin
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Taliesin Ben Beirdd

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Sorcery and Witchcraft
Area of expertise: Sorcery

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 259

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Article last updated on May 23, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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