Happy Saint Dwynwen day to one and all! Saint Dwynwen is the Welsh saint of lovers.
Happy Saint Dwynwen day to one and all! Saint Dwynwen is the Welsh saint of lovers, and our own webshop mistress Rae will be celebrating tonight!
There are many backgrounds to the story of Sant Dwynwen, but the one Rae knows is this:
Dwynwen fell in love with a young man named Maelon, but her father disapproved, sending her in to despair. She prayed to God that she might forget Maelon and lose her torment, and God agreed, sending an Angel to her with a potion that would make her forget him forever, and freeze Maelon so that he would torment her no more. God then gave her three wishes to ease her suffering; she chose to thaw Maelon so that he could forge his own life, to give he and all lovers of Wales heath and happiness, and to live her life complete in her devotion to Love and God.
On this day, Welsh people celebrate not only their lovers, but their families and friends and all the people that light up their lives too. Have a good one!