From the Triads of the Isles of Britain

Three tribal thrones of the Isle of Britain: Arthur as Chief
        Ruler in Mynyw, and David as Chief Bishop, and
        Maelgwn Gwynedd as Chief Elder; Arthur as Chief Ruler
        in Celli Wig in Cornwall, and Bishop Bidwini as Chief
        Bishop, and Caradog Strong-Arm as Chief Elder; Arthur
        as Chief Ruler in PenRionydd in the North, and
        Gerthmwl Wledig as Chief Elder, and Cyndeyrn
        Garthwys as Chief Bishop.

Three men of substance in the Isle of Britain: Gwalchmai son of
        Gwyar, and Llachau son of Arthur, Rhiwallawn

Three Chieftains of Arthur’s court: Gobrwy son of Echel
        Mighty-thigh, Cadriaith son of Porthawr Gadw, and
        Ffleudur Fflam.

Three Frivolous Bards of the Isle of Britain: Arthur, and
        Cadwallawn son of Cadfan, and Rahawd son of Morgant.

Three favorites of Arthur’s Court, and Three Battle-horsemen:
        and they never sought a captain over them. And Arthur
        composed an englyn:
            These are my three Battle-horsemen
            Menedd, and Lludd of the Breastplate,
            and the Pillar of the Welsh, Caradog.

Three Red-reapers of the Isle of Britain: Rhun son of Beli, and
        Lleu Skillful-hand, and Morgant the Wealthy. But one
        was more of a Red-reaper than the other three; Arthur was his
        mane. For a year neither grass nor plants would come up
        where one of the three walked, but for seven years none
        would come up where Arthur walked.

Three Diademed of the Isle of Britain: Drystan son of
        Tallwch, and Hueil son of Caw, and Cei son of Cenyr the
        Fine-bearded. But one was diademed above the three of
        them; that was Bedwyr son of Bedrawg.

Three Unbridled Ravagings in the Isle of Britain: The first of
        them, when Medrawd came to Arthur’s court in Celli Wig
        in Cornwall; he left neither food nor drink in the court he
        did not consume. And he also pulled Gwenhwyfar out of
        her chair of state, and then he struck a blow upon her.
        And the second Unbridled Ravaging, when Arthur came
        to Medrawd’s court; he left neither food nor drink in
        wither the court or the cantref. And the third
        Unbridled Ravaging, when Aeddan the Treacherous came
        as far as Dumbarton to the court of Rhydderch the
        Generous, and he left neither food nor drink not animal

The Great Queens of Arthur: Gwenhwyfar daughter of
        Cywryd Gwent, and Gwenhwyfar daughter of Gwythyr
        son of Greidiawl, and Gwenhwyfar daughter of Gogfran
        the Giant.

And these were his three Mistresses: Indeg daughter of Garwy
        the Tall, and Garwen daughter of Henin the Old, and
        Gwyl daughter of Gendawd.

Three Unfortunate Counsels of the Isle of Britain: Giving to
        Julius Caesar and the men of Rome a place for the forefeet
        of their horses on the land, in payment for the horse
        Meinlas. And the second allowing Horsa and Hengist and
        Ronnwen into this isle. And the third, Arthur dividing his
        men thrice with Medrawd at Camlan.

Three Men of the Isle of Britain most courteous to guests and
        strangers: Gwalchmai son of Gwyar, and Cadwy son of
        Geraint, and Cadriaith son of Saidi.

Three Faithless Wives of the Isle of Britain: three daughters of
        Culfanwyd of Britain: Essyllt Fair-hair, mistress of
        Trystan, and Penarwan, wife of Owain son of Urien, and
        Bun, wife of Fflamddwyn; and one was more faithless than
        those three: Gwenhwyfar, wife of Arthur, since she
        shamed a better man than any of them.

Three Futile Battles on the Isle of Britain: One of them was the
        Battle of Goddau; it was brought about because of a bitch
        together with a roebuck and a lapwing. The second was
        the Battle of Arfderydd, which was brought about because
        of a lark’s nest. And the third was the worst; that was
        Camlan. And that was brought about by the quarrel
        between Gwenhwyfar and Gwenhwyfach. This was the
        reason those were called futile: because they were
        brought about by such a fruitless cause as that.


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