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The Three Leaps

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The 3 leaps are three stones in a field next to the georgian mansion called Plas Gwyn. They were placed there in remembrance of a competition between two men for the hand in marriage of St Geraint's grand=daughter, supposedly in the 6th century. By adopting a triple-jump style approach, Hywel ap Gwalchmai was able to beat his opponent and get his girl.

(can't remember where I read this - possibly in LV Grinsell's collection, 'Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain' 1976.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
2nd December 2002ce
Edited 26th September 2005ce

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