Gorsedd

A gorsedd ( /ˈɡɔrsɛð/) plural gorseddau, is a community or coming together of modern-day bards. The word is of Welsh origin, meaning "throne". It is occasionally spelled gorsedh (especially in Cornwall), or goursez in Brittany.

When the term is used without qualification, it usually refers to the national Gorsedd of Wales, namely Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain, meaning "The Gorsedd of Bards of the Island of Britain"). However, other gorseddau exist, such as the Cornish Gorseth Kernow and the Breton Goursez Vreizh.

Read more about GorseddPurpose, History, Ranks, Admission, Ceremony, Symbolism

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Rowland Williams (Hwfa Môn) - The Gorsedd
... of Wales and especially for his part in making the Gorsedd of Bards an integral part of the Eisteddfod's pageantry ... of the Triawd responsible for the creation of the modern Gorsedd ... In 1905 his portrait was painted by Christopher Williams wearing his Gorsedd robes as Archdruid ...
Breton Regionalist Union - Gorsedd
... As a result of the group's work, the Gorsedd of Brittany was created August 1900 ... in Guingamp, following a meeting of the URB ... The members of Gorsedd promoted Breton culture either in the sections of the URB, or in the Gorsedd itself ...
Goursez Vreizh - History
... first Breton to be made an initiate by the Gorsedd of Wales ... but this did not lead to the creation of a Gorsedd. 1899 a Breton delegation of twenty people is received at the Gorsedd of Wales in order to constitute the core of a Breton group (presentation of the sword of Arthur) ...
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... Gorsedd Gardens with the Gorsedd Stones in the background Friary Gardens with a statue of the 3rd Marquess of Bute in the background In addition to the large lawn in front of the City Hall, Cathays Park ... Gorsedd Gardens Situated in front of the National Museum, this garden has as its centrepiece a stone circle constructed in 1899, when the National Eisteddfod of Wales was held in Cardiff ... The garden's name refers to the Gorsedd of Welsh Bards, the ceremonial order that governs the Eisteddfod ...
Gorsedd - Symbolism
... The symbol commonly used to represent a Gorsedd is a triple line, the middle line upright and the outer two slanted towards the top of the centre, thus ...