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Madoc

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Madog

(Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd) (măd`ək, mä`–), fl. 1170?, quasi-historical Welsh prince. According to Welsh legend, Madoc, said to be a son of Owain GwyneddOwain Gwynedd
, d. 1170, prince of North Wales (1137–70). During the troubled reign of King Stephen of England, Owain and other Welsh princes were able to reoccupy much territory earlier wrested from them by the Anglo-Normans.
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, discovered America 300 years before Columbus. Witnesses' accounts of finding supposedly Welsh-speaking Native Americans have served to keep alive the story, which is otherwise unsupported by evidence. He is the subject of Robert Southey's Madoc.
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It will also help secure the future of the Prince Madog research vessel for future generations."
Precise translation of Madog's poem is especially important, since Bennett noted its similarity to Sawles Warde, without considering that Madog might actually have known the English text and used it.
As regulars and co-promoters of the Tew gigs, Kentucky AFC are also involved in the resurrection of the Miri Madog Festival in Porthmadog.
Elements of Madog's story were used as the basis of two long poems, Madoc (1805) by the English poet Robert Southey and Madog (1918) by the Welsh writer Thomas Gwynn Jones.
The Dyffryn Madog team of Dafydd Williams, Tudur Parry, Lowri Pugh and Miriam Glyn also won last year's quiz - in fact Tudur and Dafydd have now been in the winning team for the past three years.
It is situated within the earthworks of an earlier Iron Age hillfort, and thought to have been built in the 1260s by Gruff-udd ap Madog, Lord of Powys Fadog.
Among the competitors was Dafydd Morgan of Dyffryn Madog showing his woodworking skills and Caryl from Ysbyty Ifan who triumphed with her flower display.
And if we want Americans to splash their cash over here, what about Prince Madog, who discovered their country before Christopher Columbus was born?
Historian Simon Young, who specialises in Celtic history, has uncovered evidence which suggests the Mandan Indians were descendents of Madog, the 12th Century Welsh prince who is said to have reached America in the 1170s.
Gwynedd Council decided to remove the former speed bumps on Madog Street several years ago following complaints that they were damaging vehicles.
Davies' family is descended in direct line from Cynric Efell, the elder of the twin sons of Madog ap Maredudd, the 12th century prince of Powys.
Training starts on Tuesday, July 3 at Madog Sports Centre in Porthmadog, where all newcomers are more than welcome to try their hand.