Gwaith Dafydd Ap Gwilym NotesGDG 51The subject of this poem is a girl from Gwynedd whom the poet saw for the first time in a church, and in that it is similar to 'Gwayw Serch' (127) about a girl first seen in Bangor Cathedral. The two poems may refer to the same occasion, but whilst 'Gwayw Serch' focuses on the pangs of love this poem is in praise of the girl's beauty. The poem begins by referring to a triad about three girls who received parts of Eve's perfect beauty, claiming this girl to be a fourth. The poet's question as to the identity of the girl is answered by a fanciful genealogy which draws on traditional imagery of the sun and moon. Particular emphasis is placed on the adjective gwyn / gwen, and it seems that the girl's name contained the element gwen (41-2), perhaps Gwenllian or Gwenhwyfar. The poem concludes with the topos that the joy of love is more valuable than worldly wealth. Note the direct address to the audience, 'gwyrda' in line 51 (cf. 86.56). 1-14. This refers to the triad 'Teir Gvraged a gauas pryt Eva yn tri thraean' (see TYP 129-30). The three were Polixena, daughter of Priam, king of Troy, Deidameia, mistress of Achilles, and Helen of Troy. 11. Rhun It is not clear who is meant, and since Rhun is a man's name the reading is perhaps corrupt.