Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan of Caeo (c. 1341 – 1401) was a wealthy Carmarthenshire landowner who was executed in Llandovery by Henry IV of England in punishment for his support of Owain Glyndŵr's Welsh rebellion.
Until recently Llewelyn was little known even in his home area, but has become celebrated as a "Welsh Braveheart" after a campaign to construct a monument to him in Llandovery.
The 16ft sculpture stands on a 17 tonne stone brought from the hills and was designed by brothers Toby and Gideon Petersen of St Clears.
The Spear: the end of the spear has the look of a dragon'e tongue and is also Celtic in design. It relates to the shape of the helmet
The Helmet: The helmet style is that of the fifteenth century - historically correct for 1401, the year that Llywelyn was slain
The Torc & Brooch: Celtic signs which indicate status and rank
The Shield: Reflects Llywelyn's loyalty to Owain Glyndwr. It depicts the Four lions of Gwynedd
The Empty Cloak: this symbolises the way in which Llywelyn was killed: disembowelled and dismembered. It has the shape of a man beneath the material. Celtic cloaks were famous - heavily taxed and heavily praised - they were without sleeves or hoods.
The Sword & Scabbard: The sword and scabbard are in the early fifteenth century style and symbolise Llywelyn's fearless militancy in defence of his homeland
The Plinth: The sculpture stands on - or rather 'rises from' - a large piece of stone from the Llandovery area
Llywelyn's bravery is reflected in the defiant pose and stance of the sculpture. Forged from stainless steel, the sculpture is 3m tall. The polished finish requires no maintenance and will withstand the viscitudes of weather and time - an enduring symbol of individual heroism and an unconquerable nation