Archdruid

The Archdruid (Welsh: Archdderwydd) is the title used by the presiding official of the Gorsedd. The Archdruid presides over the most important ceremonies at the National Eisteddfod of Wales including the Crowning of the Bard, The Award of the Prose Medal and Chairing of the Bard. From 1932 only former winners of the Eisteddfod Crown or Chair could become Archdruid. By the beginning of the twenty-first century Prose Medal winners were included in this élite band and the first to be elected under this ruling was Robyn Llŷn (Robyn Léwis) (2002-05)

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Gorsedd - Admission
... called a "bardic name." To become an Archdruid, an individual must have won one of the Eisteddfod's three highest awards the Crown, the Chair, or the Literature Medal ... became the first winner of the Literature Medal to be elected Archdruid, and the first Archdruid to be elected by a vote of all Gorseddogion ...
Isaac Bonewits - Career - Founder of Ár NDraíocht Féin
... Although illness curtailed many of his activities and travels for a time, he remained Archdruid of ADF until 1996 ... In that year, he resigned from the position of Archdruid but retained the lifelong title of ADF Archdruid Emeritus ...
List of Archdruids of Wales
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Brinley Richards
... April 1904 – 18 September 1981) was a Welsh language poet and author, who was Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales from 1972 to 1975 ... At the Llanrwst Eisteddfod of 1951, he won the chair, qualifying him to become Archdruid in due course ... His bardic name as Archdruid was Brinli ...