TriadsTexts from the Triads
A means of presenting legal material – and, indeed other material as well – by listing the material in sentences involving three items. It is possible that the original intention was that this would be a mnemonic aid. There is a lengthy collection of triads in the law manuscripts.
Owen, M. E., ‘Y Trioedd Arbennig’, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 24 (1970-72), 434-450.
*Owen, M. E., ‘Welsh Triads: An Overview’, Celtica 25 (2007), 225-250.
Powell, E., ‘Floating Sections in the Law of Hywel’, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 9 (1937-39), 27-34
Roberts, S. E., ‘Tri Dygyngoll Cenedl: The Development of a Triad’, Studia Celtica 37 (2003), 163-182.
*Roberts, S. E., The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales (Cardiff, 2007).