Welsh - A dwarf or monster living in a lake. He killed the sons of the King of Suffering each day. He lived in a cave and hid behind a pillar, killing all who entered with his poisoned spear. Peredur, protected by a magic stone given to him in some accounts by the Empress of Constantinople, saw where he was hidden, killed him and cut off his head. In an alternative story, he was the cause of the Flood and was killed when he was dragged from his underwater lair by Hu Gardarn's oxen after being lulled to sleep on the bosom of a maiden. Occasionally known as Addanc, Afanc, Afanc, Avanc, Avanc, Addanc of the Lake, Addanc of the Lake, Irish Ab(h)ac or Irish Ab(h)ac.

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