Talybolion was a medieval Welsh commote (cwmwd)* in the northwest of the Island of Anglesey. The name sounds similar to Talebolion as it appears in the text. Broken down into its two components, tâl (payment) and ebolion (colts), Talebolion could mean ‘payment of colts’. However, Talybolion would translate as the ‘end of the chasms’ or ‘end of the ridges’, indicating a quite different origin to the place-name from the one suggested in the story.
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Location of the former commote of Talybolion: