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King Tewdrig

 

King Tewdrig was a 6th century King of Gwent. He handed his kingdom over to his son Meurig and retired to live as a hermit at Tintern. When the Saxons invaded, Meurig begged him to return and lead the army.

 

Tewdrig agreed to help, but the night before the battle he dreamed of an Angel. He was told that he would be victorious, but would be wounded by a single blow to the head and would die in peace three days later. The Saxons were defeated at Pont-y-Saeson, (the bridge of the Saxons)  near Tintern and as the dream fortold Tewdrig was wounded. It is said that he was taken on a carriage drawn by stags or oxen towards his chosen burial ground at Flat Holm, Ynys Echni). Wherever he stopped pure water springs sprang up, which were used to bathe his wound. The last site was in a meadow near the Severn at a place now called Tewdrig’s Well. He died soon after and a chapel was erected on the site which is now the place where Mathern Church stands.

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