Posted by ESC on July 02, 2004
In Reply to: What is the meaning of this welsh proverb? posted by Grief of Jojone on July 02, 2004
: I want to know the meaning of Welsh proverb, "Y cyw a fegir yn uffern, yn uffern y myn drigo."
: It can be translated "The bird reared in hell, there he will choose to dwell."
: Do this proverb have to do with the Welsh history?
My opinions about the meaning:
1. We are more comfortable with the familiar, even if it's a miserable existence. Like a caged animal who feels safe in his cage and is afraid to leave.
2. Or it could mean a child raised around evil will choose evil when he growns up.
I don't know anything about Welsh history.