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Wales, a country in the United Kingdom, is famous for Wales Coast Path, herald as the world's first coastal path to cover an entire country.[1]

Wales Coast Path follows the Welsh coastline from Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in the south to Queensferry, Flintshire, in the north.[1]

The capital city of Wales is Cardiff.[2]

UFO filesEdit

Details of UFO sightings across Wales in the last 25 years are revealed in files made public by the Ministry of Defence. The 34 UFO files released for 2012 by the National Archives in Kew,[3] cover from 1985[4] to 2010[5].

The papers, than span four decades, includes nearly 7,000 documents. The papers reveal that between 1996 and 2008, more than 20 detailed sightings were reported to the police and Ministry of Defence in Wales.[5]

It also reveals sightings of both UFOs and aliens in an area stretching across parts of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion in the 1970s. In 1977, concerning Broad Haven, the MP at the time Nicholas Edwards wrote: "I am being inundated at the present time with representations about UFOs said to have been seen in Pembrokeshire." But the files reveal that officials who investigated the incident suspected pranksters. "The Community Relations Officer added that there is general speculation in the neighbourhood that a practical joker may be at work," wrote staff at S4 - the government department that investigated sightings at the time.[5]

Place of interestEdit

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Brecon Beacons waterfalls

Vale of Neath. An iron sword, dated to about 600 BCE, was found at Llyn Fawr, a lake that overlooks the head of the Vale of Neath.[6]

The discovery of the sword recalls the epic of Gwenhwyfar, who symbolizes the Throne of Wales. Gwenhwyfar’s power made kings sovereign, and not by some forced romantic involvement.[7] Her epic is the source of Arthurian legend.[8]

The legend of Gwenhwyfar goes back to an old Welsh epitaph concerning white-water waves along the coast—they were called “the sheep of the Mermaid.” The mermaid was goddess Gwenhwyfar, honored as the first lady of Welsh islands and of sea. Middle Welsh texts[9] identify Gwenhwyfar as the daughter of the first Welsh bard, the giant Ogyrvan.[7]

Gwenhwyfar’s weight in political power and adoration is reminiscent of Inanna in Sumerian tradition. Inanna descended to Kur, a hidden realm somewhere underneath Mesopotamian region. At each of the seven gates of Kur, Inanna unveiled an article of clothing or jewel. Researcher Toni Bentley compared Inanna’s descent[10] to Dance of the Seven Veils.[11]

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Gwenhwyfar-Inanna connection
Could Gwenhwyfar been an immortal of Inanna, who settled at Vale of Neath, off the coast of Severn Sea (now Bristol Channel), establishing the earliest seat of power in Wales?

Lake Llyn Fawr, where the above mentioned iron sword was found, belonged to the Kingdom of Glywysing during Roman times. The Silures were a powerful Iron Age tribe or confederation of ancient Britain,[12] seated in Glywysing.[13]

Silures’ influence extended to the independent kingdom of Brycheiniog. Brycheiniog often acted as a buffer state between England to the east and the powerful Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth to the west, during the Early Middle Ages.[14]

Today, the Capital of Wales is the city of Cardiff, at the ‘Mouth of Severn’ in Bristol Channel.

The name Severn is thought to derive from a British *sabrinā, possibly from an older form *samarina, meaning "land of summertime fallow”. The name is recorded in the latinized form Sabrina in the 2nd century.[15]

Interestingly, the Neolithic era began in the British Isles with the introduction of farming practices attributed to the Middle East,[16] around 4000 BCE. The same era ended with Stonehenge being situated in the south of the isles between Severn and the Channel.[17]

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Gwenhwyfar


Mae gennych chi'r pŵer oherwydd fy mod i wrth eich ochr chi,
nes i chi fy ngwadu.

You have the power because I am by your side, until you deny me.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia, Wales Coast Path
  2. Wikipedia, Wales
  3. BBC, New details on UFO case released by Tom Bourton, BBC Wales news, 5 July 07
  4. BBC, Welsh UFO sightings revealed in latest government files, 11 August 11 07:14
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 BBC, UFO Wales: New X-files shed light on 'alien' sightings by George Herd, BBC Wales news, 12 July 2012
  6. Davies, J. A history of Wales p. 19
  7. 7.0 7.1 Waldherr, Kris. Goddess Inspiration Oracle Guide (2007)
  8. Wikipedia, Guinevere#Origins and family
  9. Wikipedia, Leodegrance
  10. Toni Bentley, Sisters of Salome, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2005, pp. 30-36.
  11. Wikipedia, Dance of the Seven Veils#Origin of the "veil" dance
  12. Wikipedia, Silures
  13. Wikipedia, Glywysing
  14. Wikipedia, Brycheiniog
  15. Wikipedia, River Severn#Etymology and mythology
  16. Wikipedia, History of England#Stone Age
  17. Francis Pryor, Britain BC (2003)

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