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BERGAM, Y ( 14 c. ), poet, vaticinator .

In the MSS he is known as ‘ Y Bergam o Faelor ’ ( Bergam from Maelor ) and in an extent prepared for the Black Prince in 1352 reference is made, in connection with Pennant in Eifionydd , to Gafael mab Bergam (the holding of Bergam 's son). His prophesies provided a source for the vaticinatory poems ( cywyddau brud ). See Enid Griffiths , Early Vaticination in Welsh ( 1937 ).


  • Personal research.


Raymond Wallis Evans, M.A., (1910-2001), Swansea / Bangor

Published date: 2001