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Taliesin ( TAL-ee-ESS-in, Welsh: [talˈjɛsɪn]; fl. 6th century AD) was an early Brythonic poet of Sub-Roman Britain whose work has possibly survived in a Middle Welsh manuscript, the Book of Taliesin. Taliesin was a renowned bard who is believed to have sung at the courts of at least three Brythonic kings.
Ifor Williams identified eleven of the medieval poems ascribed to Taliesin as possibly originating as early as the sixth century, and so possibly being composed by a historical Taliesin. The bulk of this work praises King Urien of Rheged and his son Owain mab Urien, although several of the poems indicate that he also served as the court bard to King Brochfael Ysgithrog of Powys and his successor Cynan Garwyn, either before or during his time at Urien's court. Some of the events to which the poems refer, such as the Battle of Arfderydd (c. 573), are referred to in other sources.
In legend and medieval Welsh poetry, he is often referred to as Taliesin Ben Beirdd ("Taliesin, Chief of Bards" or chief of poets). He is mentioned as one of the five British poets of renown, along with Talhaearn Tad Awen ("Talhaearn Father of the Muse"), Aneirin, Blwchfardd, and Cian Gwenith Gwawd ("Cian Wheat of Song"), in the Historia Brittonum, and is also mentioned in the collection of poems known as Y Gododdin. Taliesin was highly regarded in the mid-12th century as the supposed author of a great number of romantic legends.According to legend Taliesin was adopted as a child by Elffin, the son of Gwyddno Garanhir, and prophesied the death of Maelgwn Gwynedd from the Yellow Plague. In later stories he became a mythic hero, companion of Bran the Blessed and King Arthur. His legendary biography is found in several late renderings (see below), the earliest surviving narrative being found in a manuscript chronicle of world history written by Elis Gruffydd in the 16th century.

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Taliesin Jaffe

Taliesin Jaffe

American actor

Taliesin West

Taliesin West

Tourist attraction in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Desc: Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Today it is the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Open to the public for tours, Taliesin West is located on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard in Scottsdale, Arizona. The complex drew its name from Wright's home, Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliesin_West
  • Type: Thing, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings, Place, Cemetery, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 115.69


Book by Stephen R. Lawhead

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 82.94
Book of Taliesin

Book of Taliesin

Book by Taliesin

  • Desc: The Book of Taliesin is one of the most famous of Middle Welsh manuscripts, dating from the first half of the 14th century though many of the fifty-six poems it preserves are taken to originate in the 10th century or before.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Taliesin
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 24.65



  • Desc: Taliesin was an early Brythonic poet of Sub-Roman Britain whose work has possibly survived in a Middle Welsh manuscript, the Book of Taliesin. Taliesin was a renowned bard who is believed to have sung at the courts of at least three Brythonic kings.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliesin
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 22.67

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche


  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 19.82

Taliesin Woodward

Bob Woodward's daughter

  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 17.16

The Testimony of Taliesin Jones

2000 film

Taliesin Barde


  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 12.78

A String in the Harp

Novel by Nancy Bond

  • Desc: A String in the Harp is a children's fantasy novel by Nancy Bond first published in 1976. It received a 1977 Newbery Honor award and the Welsh Tir na n-Og Award.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_String_in_the_Harp
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 11.47

Myths and Legends of the British Isles

Book by Richard William Barber

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 10.83

Taliesin Orchestra

Musical group

  • Desc: The Taliesin Orchestra is an American musical group that specializes in remaking famous songs into orchestra-style melodies. The band's first album, Orinoco Flow: The Music of Enya, was a collection of songs originally created and sung by Enya; it was released in 1996.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliesin_Orchestra
  • Type: MusicGroup, Thing
  • Result Score: 9.45

Taliesin Arts Centre

Art center in Sketty, Wales

  • Desc: The Taliesin Arts Centre is owned and managed by the Swansea University and is located on the university campus in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. The Centre opened in 1984. Stephen Hawking gave the inaugural lecture at the Centre's opening.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliesin_Arts_Centre
  • Type: CivicStructure, Thing, Place, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 8.86

World of Today

Song by Supermax

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 8.19

Taliesin Associated Architects

Architectural firm

  • Desc: Taliesin Associated Architects was an architectural firm founded by Frank Lloyd Wright to carry on his architectural vision after his death in 1959. The firm disbanded in 2003. It was headquartered at Taliesin West and had up to 14 principals who had all worked under Wright.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliesin_Associated_Architects
  • Type: Organization, Corporation, Thing
  • Result Score: 8.11

Bedd Taliesin

Historical landmark in Wales

  • Desc: Bedd Taliesin is the legendary grave of the poet Taliesin, located in Ceredigion, Wales. The Bronze Age round cairn is a listed Historic Monument. It is a round-kerb cairn with a cist about 2m long. The capstone has fallen; the side stone slabs are more or less in their original positions.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedd_Taliesin
  • Type: Place, TouristAttraction, Thing
  • Result Score: 7.73


Album by Taliesin Orchestra

  • Type: MusicAlbum, Thing
  • Result Score: 7.00


2013 film

  • Type: Movie, Thing
  • Result Score: 7.00
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