Bladud

British - A king of Britain. An ancestor of King Arthur. Son of Hudibras. Husband of Alaron. Father of Lear. Working as a swineherd, he is believed to have infected the pigs with his own skin disease (said to be leprosy) but he noticed that they were cured after wallowing in a marsh. He cured himself in the same way and constructed baths, or a temple to Sulis, on the site (at Bath, in some accounts) to cure others. He rejected the traditional god and worshipped the underworld witch, Sul. Experimenting with the black arts, he died when he fell from the sky while flying over New Troy on wings of his own invention. Sometimes referred to as Bladud, Bladudus or Bladudus.

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