-- Dyrnwyn
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Dyrnwyn is one of the Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain. It is also known as White-Hilt, or the sword of Rhydderch Hael (Dyrnwyn, gleddyf Rhydderch Hael in the original Welsh).

When unsheathed, the sword would burst into flames; if the sword was unsheathed by a worthy man then the flaming sword would aid him in his endeavors. However, if an unworthy man drew the sword (or a man drew the sword for a selfish purpose) then the fires would burn him.

It is said that Rhydderch offered Dyrnwyn to anyone who visited his court, but because of the fear of being burned by the sword, many refused his kindness. It earned him the name, Rhydderch the Generous.

The complete list of Treasures:

Car Morgan Mwynfawr
Cauldron of Dyrnwch
Cebystr Clydno Eiddin
Coat of Padarn
Gren a desgyl Rhygenydd Ysgolhaig
Gwyddbwyll Gwenddoleu ap Ceidio
Hogalen Tudwal Tudclyd
Knife of Llawfrodedd
Mantle of Arthur
Mantle of Tegau Eurfron
Mwys Gwyddno Garanir
Ring of Eluned
The Horn of Bran the Niggard

You might have noticed that there are 14 treasures in the list. The Mantle of Tegau Eurfron and the Ring of Eluned were later added to the list, and the Crock and Dish of Rhygenydd the Cleric were combined into a single treasure which makes fourteen.

Mythology, Sword, Weapon, Welsh

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