Welsh - A soldier of Madawg. He was engaged in the hunt for Madawg's brother, Iorwoerth, and, resting on a yellow ox-hide in a cottage, he slept for three nights and three days dreaming of King Arthur and his knights as they prepared for the battle of Mount Badon. In the dream, Arthur was playing a game of chess with Owain. They were interrupted by a chieftain asking Arthur to prevent his men from harrying and killing Owain's ravens. Later in the battle the ravens gained the upper hand and other chieftains demanded that they be called off by Owain. When peace was restored, Arthur crushed the chess pieces to dust with his hands. In some references, called Rhonabwy.

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