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English translation: The Red Dragon

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Welsh term or phrase:y ddraig goch
English translation:The Red Dragon
Entered by: Vidmantas Stilius
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12:55 Nov 11, 2001
Welsh to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Folklore
Welsh term or phrase: y ddraig goch
phrase found on whisky glasses along with a picture of a (Welsh ?) dragon
Diane Morgan
The Red Dragon
Explanation:
Red Dragon - Ddraig Goch T-shirt

The Red Dragon (dragon is ddraig in Welsh) is derived from the great red serpent that once represented the old Welsh god Dewi, who later metamorphosed into Wales’s mythical patron Saint David. Dragons and serpents of Celtic religion symbolized earth energies, potent forces of the land, which polarized into positive and negative roles. In esoteric terms, the Red Dragon represents the sovereignty of Britain, and is the totemic beast of the greatest line of Kings, the pen - dragons. Ddraig Goch has one talon raised in defiance! To briefly summarize the (modern) Celtic nations history of resistance - The Celtic people and culture survived many invasions (Saxons, Romans, Vikings) in the western extremities -Brittany (Breizh), Cornwall (Kernow), Wales (Cymru), The Isle of Man (Mannin), Ireland (Eire), and Scotland (Alba). (ysbryd Sragwyddol y Keltiad _ the spirit of the Celts is eternal!) Saxon invaders, the Engles, renamed part of Britain “England”. Fortunately, St.George, patron saint of England _ who according to legend tried to slay the dragon - has not conquered Ddriag Goch, who is still the official emblem of Wales. Y Ddraig Goch Ddyry Cychwyn, rough translation-The Red Rises (starts) - A possible reference to the ancient Welsh prophesy, that the Red Dragon will rise again!.

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The Red Dragon


Explanation:
Red Dragon - Ddraig Goch T-shirt

The Red Dragon (dragon is ddraig in Welsh) is derived from the great red serpent that once represented the old Welsh god Dewi, who later metamorphosed into Wales’s mythical patron Saint David. Dragons and serpents of Celtic religion symbolized earth energies, potent forces of the land, which polarized into positive and negative roles. In esoteric terms, the Red Dragon represents the sovereignty of Britain, and is the totemic beast of the greatest line of Kings, the pen - dragons. Ddraig Goch has one talon raised in defiance! To briefly summarize the (modern) Celtic nations history of resistance - The Celtic people and culture survived many invasions (Saxons, Romans, Vikings) in the western extremities -Brittany (Breizh), Cornwall (Kernow), Wales (Cymru), The Isle of Man (Mannin), Ireland (Eire), and Scotland (Alba). (ysbryd Sragwyddol y Keltiad _ the spirit of the Celts is eternal!) Saxon invaders, the Engles, renamed part of Britain “England”. Fortunately, St.George, patron saint of England _ who according to legend tried to slay the dragon - has not conquered Ddriag Goch, who is still the official emblem of Wales. Y Ddraig Goch Ddyry Cychwyn, rough translation-The Red Rises (starts) - A possible reference to the ancient Welsh prophesy, that the Red Dragon will rise again!.




    Reference: http://www.irelandstreasures.com/red_dragon_t_s.htm
Vidmantas Stilius
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