Gwyn was now on the deck of a Roman merchant ship surrounded by chickens making their way up his legs. Why had he been spotted at all? In Bath a hairdresser had asked him to model her latest hairstyle of multi-coloured spikey hair for a competition. Drifting out at sea, his gold, silver, purple and green spikes were spotted.
The crew though he was a sea god and had to save him. Once settled on board he was massaged in scented oil. His sweat and oils were scraped off and placed in small pottery containers for the crew who thought to have one would bring them good fortune.