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The Mordiford Dragon

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The Dragon of Mordiford was said to have resided just outside the Herefordshire village of Mordiford, at the confluence of the River Wye and the River Lugg. The legend says that the dragon was green in colour and was looked after by a small girl named Maud. Young Maud, desperately wanted a pet and looked after the Dragon in a hiding place in the Forest, feeding it milk and often playing games with it. The Dragon, however reached maturity quickly and was no longer satisfied with milk and desired meat. The Dragon began plaguing the local farms and killing their livestock.

The farmers tried to stop the beast by setting out to kill it, but it continued to destroy everything in its way; except for Maud. Exhausted by the constant attacks, the local people of Mordiford set out to destroy the Dragon once and for all and a man from the local Garstone family is said to have found the beast and killed it by stabbing it through the neck with his lance leaving Maud devastated.

 

Draig Mordiford

Dywedwyd fod Draig Mordiford wedi byw ar gyrion pentref Mordiford yn swydd Henffordd, lle mae’r Afon Gwy a’r Afon Lugg yn uno. Y chwedl yw fod y ddraig yn werdd a bod merch fach o’r enw Maud yn gofalu amdani. Roedd Maud ifanc bron â marw eisiau anifail anwes a bu’n gofalu am y Ddraig mewn cuddfan yn y goedwig, gan roi llaeth iddi a chwarae gemau gyda hi. Fodd bynnag, tyfodd y Ddraig yn gyflym ac nid oedd llaeth yn ddigon iddi wedyn ac roedd eisiau cig. Dechreuodd y Ddraig fod yn bla yn y ffermydd lleol gan ladd eu da byw.

Ceisiodd y ffermwyr atal y bwystfil drwy fynd ati i’w ladd, ond roedd yn parhau i ddinistrio popeth oedd yn ei ffordd heblaw am Maud. Wedi cael llond bol ar yr ymosodiadau cyson, aeth pobl Mordiford ati i ddinistrio’r Ddraig unwaith ac am byth a dywedir i ddyn o deulu lleol Garstone ddod o hyd i’r bwystfil a’i ladd drwy ei wddf gyda gwawffon gan dorri calon Maud.

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This entry was posted on 31 March 2017 by in deanwye, DeanWyeLegends, Do something different and tagged , , , .
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