SH2482 : St Cybi

taken 8 years ago, near to Holyhead/Caergybi, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

St Cybi
St Cybi
One of two mosaics depicting local Celtic saints at the western end of the Celtic Gateway bridge in Holyhead, executed by Gary Drostle.

St Cybi was known as Cybi Felyn (Cybi the Tawny); the other saint being Seiriol Wyn (Seiriol the White). Cybi resided on Holy Island off the west of Anglesey (the island and town being called Ynys Gybi and Caergybi after him). Seiriol's cell was on Ynys Seiriol (Puffin Island) off the north-east corner of Anglesey, near Penmon in SH6582. The two saints would often walk to meet each other in the centre of Anglesey. Seiriol would set off in the morning, with the rising sun behind him, and return at the end of the day with the setting sun on his back. Cybi would walk into the rising sun in the morning and westward into the sunset as he trudged home in the evening. Hence Cybi's face became richly tanned while Seiriol's remained pale. (Information by James Yardley).
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Sunday, 23 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 27 September, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 2466 8250 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.6198N 4:37.9960W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 24666 82501
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