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Buelt

by Brian Edward Rise
Name of an ancient regional division of Wales. A pile of stones in Buelt is mentioned in the "marvels" addendum to the Historia Brittonum. The stone on top of this pile is imprinted with a dog's paw-print supposedly left by Arthur's dog, Cabal. The Welsh Culhwch and Olwen tells a tale of the hunting of the boar Trwyth where the dog marks the stone. Arthur then builds a cairn with that stone on top and he names it Carn Cabal. The strange thing about it that makes it a "marvel" is that the printed stone cannot be removed for more than a day. It always reappears on top of the pile.

The modern place of Corngafallt in Wales has piles of stones but none with the paw-print. This is probably not the place in the story as Arthur and his men do not visit this part of Wales in Culhwch and Olwen.


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