Bran the Blessed - Harlech, Wales, UK
Posted by: cldisme
N 52° 51.567 W 004° 06.536
30U E 425338 N 5857211
Quick Description: A crater on the Jovian moon Callisto is named after Bran the Blessed (or Bendigeidfran).
Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/20/2008 6:44:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM508R
Bendigeidfran is Welsh for "Blessed Crow/Raven" or Bran the Blessed.
The statue is located near Harlech Castle and is entitled "The Two Kings." It depicts the sad story of Branwen, a tale from a collection of Celtic mythological stories known as The Mabinogion.
Bendigeidfran, King of the Island of the Mighty, was at his court at Harlech when Matholwch, King of Ireland, landed. He asked for the hand of Branwen, Bendigeidfran's sister. The marriage took place and the royal couple had a son called Gwern who became king.
Later there was a war between the two countries caused by Bendigeidfran defending his sister's honor, and during the conflict Gwern was killed.
The sculpture is of Bendigeidfran with the body of his nephew.
The namesake crater is located at S 24.2°, E 205.6° on Jupiter's moon of Callisto and has a diameter of 78 kilometers.
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Celestial Body: Other Moon in the Solar Sytem
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