A Conversation for Anglesey, UK
welshy Started conversation Apr 24, 2000
Wasn't Anglesey supposed to be the ancient Isle of Avalon from Arthurian tales, where king Arthur was taken after being slain in battle?
Technoyokel (muse of poetry) Posted May 30, 2000
Seems highly unlikely to me - who'd put him in such a dull place when the mainland is much more picturesque? Still it'd be nice and dull for recuperation if he came back from the dead and half the residents of ynys mon DO look like they have come back from the dead
Huw B Posted Jun 11, 2000
Avalon is always thought to be somewhere in or near South-West England. I know of one theory that suggests it is not an Island at all but rather an are in North-East Wales.
I believe the earliest Welsh form is "Ynys Afallach", whatever that means. 'Afalau' is 'apples' and it is commonly thought to mean the 'Isle of Apples'.
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