As the first Gorsedd was held in London where Iolo lived at the time, I
suppose he thought it polite (or simply practical) to conduct the ceremonies
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Steffan Ellis wrote:
>invented much of the ritual elememt of the modern Eisteddfod, but he didn't
>invent the Eisteddfod itself.
Agreed - the Eisteddfod itself - a festival of song, dance and speech is
probably older, but it wasn't necessarily connected with any
particularly spiritual practice. The Gorseth is what Iolo Morganwg
instigated which is rather different. BTW one of his ideas which didn't
stick was that English would be the official language for the Gorseth.