historical Sacred Circle at Mountain Ash
Posted by Lewis on the 8th July 2014
The Mayer of Rhondda Cynon Taf said
“This is one of an increasing number of blue plaques that are being placed around the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf to recognise notable people, places and events that mark our heritage.”
He was referring to Aberaman hero the late Edwin Greening
Part of our heritage is the historical Sacred Circle at Mountain Ash the photo placed on Twitter shows how overgrown this historic site has become.
The leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf is the local councillor in Mountain Ash also the leader of Plaid Cymru councillors in RCT lives in Mountain Ash. It would seem not one of them is interested in cleaning up this historical site.
So much for promoting tourism in Cynon Valley
Below taken from the history blog
Modern Druid rituals and beliefs spring from a more recent tradition, the late 18th, early 19th century Romantic fascination with ancient Britain and its mystery religions. It is that tradition we see then-Princess Elizabeth celebrating in the LIFE picture from August 6, 1946 where she is being led into the Sacred Circle of Bards at the national Eisteddfod at Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales. We owe the fantastic spectacle of the future Queen of England and Defender of the Faith donning the green robes of the novitiate and being invested a bard in a Druidic ceremony to one man: Edward Williams, a.k.a. Iolo Morganwg, stonemason, poet, Welsh nationalist, manuscript collector and most able forger.