Meaning of Bard


The concept of the bard has several uses. On the one hand, it can come from the Latin word bardus, a term that in turn has its etymological root in the Welsh bardd. A bard, in this sense, is a person who is dedicated to poetry.

In ancient times, someone who recited poems and narrated legends orally was called a bard. Many times the bards detailed historical facts by means of extensive poems that they declaimed or sang.

In general, the bards would appear in different localities to spread their stories. Thus they were very important so that the history of the peoples was kept alive and could be passed from generation to generation.

The notion of bard began to be used to name all poets. William Shakespeare, in this context, is often referred to as “The Bard of Avon” (after Stratford-upon-Avon, the English city where he was born).

It must be established, in addition to all the above, that in Ireland there was an important line of bards, who were legendary. They were poets who had a lot of knowledge at a historical level and who also knew very well, traditions and clans. Not forgetting his gifts and abilities with regard to the creation of verses and metrics.

Satire became one of the main tools of those characters who, as a general rule, were responsible for making fun of the enemies of those who hired them. However, there are many theories about these bards. Thus, there are historians and researchers who consider that basically what they were doing was transmitting secret messages from one court to another without anyone, except the interested parties, noticing.

It must be stated that, in addition to well-known real bards like Homer, there are others who are basically the fruit of the writers’ imagination. Among these we can highlight the following:
-Will Scarlet, who is one of the members of the Robin Hood gang.
-In the saga created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, starring the well-known Ásterix and Obelix, there is the figure of a well-known bard. This is none other than Asurancetúrix, who is the one who exercises this work in the village. It has the peculiarity that he believes himself to be a great artist, although everyone thinks precisely the opposite. And is that his song is really horrible.
-In the literary and film saga of Harry Potter, written by JKRowling, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” is mentioned more than once.

Bardo, on the other hand, can be used to refer to mud, to a fence that is built with reeds or firewood or to the rabbit hole that is covered by weeds.

In the colloquial language of Argentina, the idea of bardo is used as a synonym for mess, mess, lack of control or quilombo. For example: “I don’t recommend going downtown at this time: he’s a bard”, “My brother was kicked out of the party for being a bard”, “What a bard! I lost my documents and my credit card and now I have to do a lot of paperwork ”.

For Buddhist Finally, the bard is a state transition or intermediate. It is a period between two stages.