Melangell

Welsh - Daughter of a chieftain. Rather than marry the man her father had chosen for her, she ran away to the mountains where she lived in a cave and made friends with the animals and birds. Brochmael, a prince of Powys, came upon her dwelling while he was hunting and gave her land upon which she set up a convent. She was later regarded as a saint. Also commonly known as Melangell.

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