Around 600AD 300 mead-fed warriors from Gododdin (roughly todays Lothians) set off from Din Eidyn (todays Edinburgh) to do battle at Catraeth, Deira, in what is now northern England. Only one fighter came back. The Gododdin court poet, Aneirin, sang elegies, death odes, for the fallen, in Old Welsh, the language of the time. This modern English rendition in free verse commemorates the deaths of the Men of Gododdin. Dark, dark-age poetry, very bloody and poignant, a virtually unknown classic. Historical background provided.