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Pont-y-Pridd Rocking Stone — Miscellaneous

The Rocking Stone's name is Y Garreg Siglo and was the focal point for Iolo Morganwg's Gorsedd in 1795. He built the inner circle of stones. Myfyr Morganwg extended the complex in 1849.

Pairs of parallel small stones extend as an avenue in either direction from the circle for 30m to N-W and S-E, in the form of a serpent. Thus you have a serpent swallowing an egg!

The serpent's head has two carved eyes, the carvings on the right eye form concentric circles, the left are the first ten letters of the Bardic alphabet known as Coelbren y Beirdd.
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