Twm Siôn Cati

Twm Sion Cati

Twm Siôn Cati's real name was Thomas Jones. He was born around 1530 at Tregaron in Ceredigion. He earned a reputation as a sort of Welsh Robin Hood, roaming the rugged west and mid part of Wales, robbing from the rich, but somehow forgetting the bit about giving to the poor!

In many stories about Twm, he is best remembered for his kindness to his victims. In an attempt to avoid hurting or killing them, he is said to have been able to fire an arrow which would pin his victim to the saddle of their horse, leaving them helpless but unharmed!

Later in life, popular myth says this lovable rogue cast off his villainous ways and married Joan, the heiress of Ystradffin and wealthy widow of the Sheriff of Carmarthen. Twm became a landed gent and the local magistrate - well qualified perhaps for sitting in judgement on other!

ID: 115 Revised: 19/5/2017


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