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The bird raised in hell...

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

: Hi,
: 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.