A video of a Welsh actor reading “Taliesin”

Here’s a video clip of Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd reading one of the “Taliesin” poems.  “Taliesin” is the name given to a Welsh bard and cultural hero.  He’s also an archetype for the transforming sorcerer and the protean bard.  The clip is in Welsh, with subtitles.

Part I, Part II

Overall, this is a good example of an incantation.  Taliesin identifies himself not just as the master of secrets, but as the metaphor itself — he has been all of these things, and all of these things are Taliesin.  Taliesin identifies himself as the “is” in metaphor.

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One Response to “A video of a Welsh actor reading “Taliesin””

  1. Great Reading, superb Welsh :D
    I thought that you might like my machinima version of
    Taliesin’s Battle Of The Trees,

    Bright Blessings By Stone and Star,
    Celestial Elf ~

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