Loomis's Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959), and Helaine Newstead's Bran the Blessed
in Arthurian Romance (New York: Columbia University Press, 1939).
Branwen ferch Llyr ("Branwen Daughter of Llyr") relates the marriage of Branwen, sister of Bran the Blessed
, king of Britain, to Matholwch, the king of Ireland, and the treacherous acts of Efnisien, Bran's half-brother, which result in a devastating war between Ireland and Britain from which only Branwen, the wounded Bran, and seven other men escape alive back to Wales.
Benji's eye-catching design replaces the central support with a giant statue of Bendigeidfran (Bran the Blessed
), who went over to Ireland to wage war against the king, Matholwch.