Welsh Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Aberffraw

The home of the kings of Gwynedd on Anglesey where Branwen was married. Also referred to as Aberffraw.

Achren

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Addanc

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Addaon

Son of Taliesin. In the dream of Rhonabwy, he was the leader of the black and white troop. He was killed by Llongod. Sometimes known as Addaon.

Adeyn y Corph

A fabulous bird said to foretell death. Occasionally referred to as Adeyn y Corph.

Aedh

Father of Prydein. Also referred to as Aedh, Aed, Aed, Aeda, Aeda, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh[sup]11[/sup], Aedh[sup]12[/sup], Aedh Abrat, Aedh Allan, Aedh Baclamh, Aedh Beag, Aedh Beannan, Aedh Caomh, Aedh Dubh, Aedh Eangach, Aedh Fionn, Aedh Guaire, Aedh mac Ainmhireach, Aedh mac Duach, Aedh mac Ruadh, Aedh Ruadh, Aedh Slaine, Aedd, Aedd, Aod, Aod, Aodh, Aodh, Maodhog, Goll mac Morna, Goll mac Morna, Hugh, Hugh or Hu.

Aer

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Aethlem

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Aeturnus

Son of Paternus. Father of Cunedda. Known as Aeturnus.

Afollonau

A poem by Taliesin, a Welsh poet. At times, identified as Afollonau.

Alun Dyfed

A Welsh huntsman. Ysbaddaden required Culhwch to get the help of this famous huntsman in the quest to capture Twrch Trwyth. On occassion, referred to as Alun Dyfed.

Amaethon

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Amen

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Anarawd

Father of Iddig. Also commonly called Anarawd.

Aned

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Aneirin

A 13th C. Welsh poet, author of The Book of Aneirin, which contains the poem Y Gododdin. Identified as Aneirin, Aneurin or Aneurin.

Anlawdd

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Annales Cambriae

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Annwfn

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anoethu

Near impossible tasks such as those set for Culhwch by Ysbadadden. In some lore, occasionally known as anoethu.

Aranrhod

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Arawn

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Arberth

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Arddu

A Welsh name for Satan. In some references, referred to as Arddu, 'the dark one' or 'the dark one'.

Arderydd

The Welsh name for Arthuret. Known as Arderydd, Arfderydd or Arfderydd.

Armes Prydein

A 10th C. Welsh poem. This poem includes the first reference to the wizard Merlin. Occasionally referred to as Armes Prydein, Prophecy of Britain or Prophecy of Britain.

Auwyn

Father of Pwyll. In some accounts, identified as Auwyn.

Avagddu

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Avalloc

A ruler of Avalon. Son of Beli Mawr. In Welsh lore he was the father of Modron. In other accounts he was Evelake. In some lore, occasionally known as Avalloc, Evelake, Evelake, Evalach, Evalak or Mordrain.

Avaon

A name used for Gadeon, in some Welsh accounts. Also referred to as Avaon, Gadeon, Gadeon or Conan Meriodac.

Awenyddion

Bards who uttered cryptic prophecies. When in a trance-like state. In some references, known as Awenyddion.

bwbach

A household spirit or brownie. It is said that these beings attack teetotallers. On occassion, known as bwbach, bwbachod, bwbachod, plurbwbachod or plurbwbachod.

bwci

A bugbear: a ghost. In some accounts, identified as bwci, bwciod, bwciod, plurbwciod or plurbwciod.

Countess of Achievements

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Creiddylad

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Creirwy

In Welsh lore, the most beautiful girl in the world. Daughter of Tegid Voel and Ceridwen. Sister of Avagddu and Morvran. At times, identified as Creirwy, Crearwy or Crearwy.

Cuall

A horse of Cyfwlch. Occasionally called Cuall.

Culhwch

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Culhwch and Olwen

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Cunedda

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Custennin

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Cyhiraeth

A goddess of streams. Later she was demoted to the level of a spirit living near streams whose cries foretold impending death. At times, referred to as Cyhiraeth, Cyhyreath, Cyhyreath or Scottish Caoineag.

Cyhyreath

The Welsh version of the Irish banshee. Occasionally identified as Cyhyreath, Cyhiraeth, Cyhiraeth, Scottish Caoineag, Scottish Caoineag or banshee.

Cymidei Cymeinfoll

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Cynan

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Cynwrig Frychgoch

A soldier of Madawg. He was with Rhonabwy at the cottage of Heilyn Goch. Occasionally known as Cynwrig Frychgoch.

Dormath

A dog owned by Gwyn ap Nudd. On occassion, known as Dormath.

Eagle of Gwern Abwy

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Edlym Redsword

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Efrawg

Father of Peredur, in some accounts. Also known as Efrawg, Efrauc, Efrauc, Efrawc, Efrawc, Efrog, Efrog, Evrauc, Evrauc, Evraug, Evraug, Evrawc or Evrawc.

Eigyr

A Welsh form of Igraine. At times, called Eigyr.

Einion

A shepherd. In some accounts, he married Olwen in the Otherworld, fathering Taliesin. Also commonly referred to as Einion.

Einion and Olwen

The story in which Einion is said to have married Olwen. Occasionally referred to as Einion and Olwen.

Eisywed

Daughter of Sylfwch and Llwyrddyddwg. In some references, called Eisywed.

Elen

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Eli Adfer

Father of Rheiddwn. In some accounts, referred to as Eli Adfer.

ellyll

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Ellylw

Daughter of Neol. She was said to have lived for three generations. At times, known as Ellylw.

Elphin

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Emrys

A Welsh name for Merlin. In some accounts, a sun-god. At times, called Emrys, Llalawc, Llalawc, Llallogan Vyrdin, Llallogan Vyrdin, Emrys, Merlin, Myrddin, Myrddin or Lailoken.

Eneyd

Son of Don, some say. Also called Eneyd.

Eri

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Erthal

A warrior-hero. Also identified as Erthal.

Essylt

A Welsh version of Isolde. Wife of March. In this version, she eloped with Trystan. Sometimes known as Essylt, Esyllt, Esyllt, Esylt, Esylt, Isolde, Isolde, Esyl(l)t, Isaude, Isaulte, Iseult, Isodd, Isole, Isolt, Isotta, Isoude, Isulte, Yseult, Ysolde, Ysoud, Isolde, Isolde, Beale Isoud, La Beale Isoud, Ysent, Isolde, Isolde, Isolde White Hands or Isoud la Blanche Mains.

Euroswydd

Second husband of Penardun. Father of Efnisien and Nisien. Also identified as Euroswydd, Eurosswyd or Eurosswyd.

Fflur

Wife of Caswellawn. In some references, known as Fflur.

Fuwch Frech

The Welsh version of the magic. Cow Glas Gabnach. In some references, known as Fuwch Frech.

Gadeon

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Gadway

Son of Geraint. Also commonly known as Gadway.

Garanwy

A warrior at King Arthur's court. Son of Kay. Brother of Celamon. Called Garanwy, Garanwyn or Garanwyn.

Garselit

Chief huntsman of Ireland. Ysbaddaden required Culhwch to get the help of Garselit in the hunt for the boar Twrch Trwyth. Also known as Garselit.

Garym

A witch. On occassion, called Garym.

Gast Rhymhi

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Gawlgawd

Owner of a famous drinking horn. Ysbaddaden required Culhwch to get this horn as part of his quest for the hand of Olwen. In some references, referred to as Gawlgawd, Bran Galed, Bran Galed, Brangaled, Galed, Gwlgawd or Gwlgawd.

Gelert

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Gelorwydd

A warrior-hero. He was said to administer the last rites to dying warriors, using his own blood. Occasionally identified as Gelorwydd, Gem of Baptism or Gem of Baptism.

Gendawd

Father of Gwyl. At times, called Gendawd.

Gereint, son of Erbin

A story from the Mabinogion. About Geraint and Enid. In some accounts, called Gereint, son of Erbin.

Gilfaethwy

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Glas

The dog of Bwlch. Called Glas.

Gleisad

The dog of Syfwlch. At times, referred to as Gleisad.

Gleisig

The dog of Cyfwlch. In some references, identified as Gleisig, Glesig or Glesig.

Glenvissig

The realm of Athrwys, now Gwent. Also referred to as Glenvissig.

Glini

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Gluneu eil Taran

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Glwyddyn

A craftsman who built King Arthur's. Hall, Ehangwen. He was killed by the boar, Twrch Trwyth. Occasionally referred to as Glwyddyn, Glwydyn, Glwydyn, Gwlyddyn, Gwlyddyn, Glwydn or Glwydn.

Godeu

The Otherworld. Also called Godeu, Otherworld, Otherworld, Avalon, Land of the Dead, underworld, British Avalon, Irish Ard mhac Leinn, Tir inna N'og, Welsh Achren, Annfwn, Caer Wydr or Lychlyn.

Goewen

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Gogrvan

The Welsh name for Leodegrance, father of Guinevere. In some references, referred to as Gogrvan, Ocvran, Ocvran or Gogvran.

Goleuddydd

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Golwg Hafddydd

A maid to Esylt. Lover of Cae Hir. She went with her mistress when she eloped with Trystan. Referred to as Golwg Hafddydd.

Gomer

Son of Japhet. He was said to be an ancestor of the Cymry who sailed with Ith when he came to Ireland. Occasionally referred to as Gomer.

Gonemans

A warrior. He trained Peredur in the use of arms and the arts of war. Occasionally known as Gonemans.

Goreu

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Gorsedd Arberth

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Govannon

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Gower

Part of the underworld. On occassion, called Gower.

Granwen

Son of Llyr. Also known as Granwen.

greal

The magic brew that Ceridwen. Made in her cauldron, Amen, for her son, Avagddu. Occasionally known as greal.

Greid

Son of Eri. He owned the dog Drudwyn that Ysbaddaden required Culhwch to get to help in the hunt for the boar Twrch Trwyth. Sometimes referred to as Greid.

Greidwl

Father of Gwythyr. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Greidwl, Greidal, Greidal, Greidawl, Greidawl, Gwreidawl, Gwreidawl, Greida(w)l or Greida(w)l.

Greit

A deity or hero held in an underground prison. Occasionally identified as Greit.

Grey Horse

A devil. At times, referred to as Grey Horse.

Gronw Pebyr

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Grove of Magicians

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Grugyn

A young boar, offspring of Twrch Trwyth. Also known as Grugyn.

Guaillauc

Father of Eliseg. Called Guaillauc.

Guynas

A mortal version of Gwyn ap Nudd as king of Orkney. In some accounts, known as Guynas, Gunvasius, Gunvasius, Gwenbaus, Gwenbaus, Gwyn, Gwyn, Arawn, Gwynn ap Nudd, British Herne, Gwyn, Gwinas, Gwinas or Gwynas.

Gwaeth

Maidservant to Cyfwlch and Drwgddyddwg. Occasionally identified as Gwaeth.

Gwaethaf Oll

Maidservant to Syfwlch and Llynddyddwg. Called Gwaethaf Oll.

Gwalchaved

The Welsh name for Galahad. Son of Lot and Gwyar. Brother of Gwalchmai. Referred to as Gwalchaved, Gwalchafed, Gwalchafed, Gwalhafed, Gwalhafed, Gwalhaved, Gwalhaved, Hawk of Summer, Hawk of Summer, Gwal(c)hafed or Gwal(c)hafed.

Gwalchgwyn

The Welsh name of Gawain. Sometimes known as Gwalchgwyn, Gwalchmai, Gwalchmai, Gawain, Gwalchmei, Gwalkmy, Hawk of May, White Hawk or White Hawk.

Gwalchmai

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Gwarthegydd

A warrior and counsellor at King. Arthur's court. Son of Caw. He was killed by the boar Twrch Trwyth. Also referred to as Gwarthegydd.

Gwastad

Father of Gwefyl. Sometimes identified as Gwastad, Gwested, Gwested or Gwasted.

Gwawl

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Gweddw

Owner of the horse Gwyn Dunmane. Ysbaddaden required Culhwch to obtain this horse for use in the hunt for Twrch Trwyth. Sometimes known as Gweddw.

Gwen

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Gwenhwyfar

The Welsh version of Guinevere. Occasionally identified as Gwenhwyfar, Gwenhwyvar, Gwenhwyvar, Gwenhyfar, Gwenhyfar, Gwenhyvar, Gwenhyvar, White One, White One or Ioskeha.

Gwenlliant

A beautiful maiden. Also identified as Gwenlliant, Gwen, Gwen, Gwenn, The White Swan, Gwen, Gwen, Guener or White Swan, The.

Gwilenhin

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Gwion

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Gwlad Yr Hav

The Otherworld, a land of summer from which men came. Referred to as Gwlad Yr Hav.

Gwladys

A Welsh saint. Daughter of Brychan. Mother of St Cadoc. She was abducted by Gwynllym who was helped in the enterprise by King Arthur. Called Gwladys.

Gwlwlydd

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Gwrach

A hag: a witch: a form of banshee. Also known as Gwrach.

Gwragedd Annwfn

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Gwreang

Father of Gwion. At times, called Gwreang.

Gwres

A standard-bearer for King Arthur. Son of Rheged. Also commonly known as Gwres.

Gwrfan

In some accounts, a name for Gawain. Occasionally referred to as Gwrfan, Gawain, Gawain, Gauvaine, Gavain, Gawan, Gawayne, Knight of the Goddess, Galvagin, Gauvain(e), The Red Knight, Dutch Walwain, Walewein, Walwanus, French Gauvain, Gauwain, Gayain, Irish Balb(u)aidh, Bhalbhuaidh, Latin Walga(i)nus, Scottish Uallabh, Welsh Gwalchgwyn, Gwalchmai, Gwalchmei, Green Knight, Gwrvan or Gwrvan.

Gwri

The name first given to Pryderi by the couple who found him after he had been abandoned. Also referred to as Gwri, Guri, Guri or Pryderi.

Gwri Gwallt-euryn

A Welsh hero, an early version of Gawain. Called Gwri Gwallt-euryn.

Gwrytheyrn

The Welsh name for Vortigern. Sometimes referred to as Gwrytheyrn.

Gwyar

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gwyddbwyll

A board game played by gods and mortals. In the story of Rhonabwy's dream, King Arthur was playing this game against Owain. Sometimes identified as gwyddbwyll, Irish fidchell or Irish fidchell.

Gwyddno Garanhirtan

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Gwyddno Longshanks

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Gwyddolwyn

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Gwydion

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Gwyglet

A warrior-hero. On occassion, called Gwyglet.

gwyllion

Mischievous spirits: cruel fairies. These spirits are said to appear in the form of ugly females, sometimes seen as goats. In some references, referred to as gwyllion.

Gwyn

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Gwyn Dunmane

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Gwyn Gohoyw

Father of Cigfa. Also commonly referred to as Gwyn Gohoyw, Gwyn Gloy, Gwyn Gloy, Gwyn Gloyw, Gwyn Gloyw, Gwynn Gloy, Gwynn Gloy, Gwynn Gloyw, Gwynn Gloyw, Gwynn Gloy(w) or Gwynn Gloy(w).

Gwyn Hen

Father of Heilyn. At times, identified as Gwyn Hen, Gwyn the Old or Gwyn the Old.

Gwyngelli

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Gwys

A young boar. Offspring of Twrch Trwyth. Identified as Gwys.

Hanes Taliesin

A book of stories about Taliesin written. By Sion Llywelyn. Occasionally referred to as Hanes Taliesin.

Havgan

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Haydn

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Hefeydd

A messenger of Bran. In some references, known as Hefeydd, Hefaidd, Hefaidd, Hefeydd Hen, Hefyd, Hefyd, Hefydd, Hefydd, Heveidd, Heveidd, Heveydd, Heveydd, Hevydd, Hevydd, Hefeydd the Tall, Hefeydd the Tall, Hefyd(d), Hefyd(d), Hev(e)ydd or Hev(e)ydd.

Hefeydd Hen

Father of Rhiannon. Occasionally referred to as Hefeydd Hen, Hefaidd, Hefaidd, Hefeydd, Hefeyyd the Old, Hefeyyd the Old, Hefyd(d), Hefyd(d), Heveidd, Heveidd, Hev(e)ydd or Hev(e)ydd.

Heidyn

Killer of the bard Aneurin. Sometimes referred to as Heidyn.

Heilyn

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Heilyn Goch

Son of Cadwgawn. He owned the cottage where Rhonabwy slept and had his famous dream. Also commonly known as Heilyn Goch.

Heledd

Daughter of Cynddylan. In some references, identified as Heledd.

Helig

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Hen Wen

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Henbeddestyr

Son of Erim. He could run faster than any man whether on foot or on horseback. At times, referred to as Henbeddestyr, Henwas or Henwas.

Hengroen

The horse of Cynwyl. In some references, known as Hengroen.

Henin

Father of Garwen. Sometimes called Henin.

Henwas

Son of Erim. He was known as Henwas the Winged because he could run faster than any animal. In some accounts, known as Henwas, Henbeddestyr or Henbeddestyr.

Hetwyn

Father of Cynedyr. Also known as Hetwyn, Hetwn, Hetwn, Hetwn (the Leaper) or Hetwn (the Leaper).

Hir Peisawg

King of Llydaw. He was killed by the boar Llwydawg during the hunt for Twrch Trwyth. Also referred to as Hir Peisawg.

Historia Meriadoci

A story of the Welsh king, written in Latin. Occasionally called Historia Meriadoci.

Horn of Bran Galed

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Horn of Gawlgawd

One of the objects that Ysbadadden. Required Culhwch to get in his quest for the hand of Olwen. Also commonly referred to as Horn of Gawlgawd, Horn of Bran Galed, Horn of Bran Galed or Corn Bran Galed.

Hounds of Hell

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Hu Gardarn

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Huarwar

One of the 3 plagues that affected. Cornwall. Also called Huarwar.

Hwychdwn

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Hwyrddyddwg

Wife of Bwlch. Identified as Hwyrddyddwg.

Iddawg

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Iddig

A messenger of Bran. Son of Anarawd. Sometimes identified as Iddig.

Iddon

Father of Cadwgawn. Sometimes identified as Iddon.

Idris

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Iorwoerth

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Isgawyn

A warrior at King Arthur's court. Son of Banon. He was killed by the boar Twrch Trwyth. In some lore, occasionally known as Isgawyn.

Isgofan

A warrior at King Arthur's court. He was killed by the boar Twrch Trwyth. Also referred to as Isgofan.

Isle of Honey

An early name for Britain. Also commonly referred to as Isle of Honey.

Itinerary of Wales

A 12th C. Work recording the geography and mythology of much of Wales. Also identified as Itinerary of Wales, Itinerarium Cambriae or Itinerarium Cambriae.

Iweriadd

The first wife of Llyr. Mother of Bran and Branwen. Also referred to as Iweriadd, Iweridd or Iweridd.

King of Suffering

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Lady of Little Van Lake

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Lady of the Fountain

A story from the Mabinogion. Relating. The adventures of Owain. At times, called Lady of the Fountain, Laudine, Laudine, Lady of the Fountain, Owain or Owain.

Lafau Sands

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Languoreth

Wife of Rhydderch. Other accounts give Ganieda as the wife of Rhydderch. Also commonly called Languoreth.

Laufrodedd

Owner of the knife that became one of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain. Collected by Merlin. Also called Laufrodedd, Llaufrodedd, Llaufrodedd, Llawfrodedd or Llawfrodedd.

Llasar Llaes Gyfnewid

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Llawereint

A name of Lludd as 'silver-handed'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Llawereint, Lud, Lud, Immanuence, King Brown, King Bruin, Lludd Llaw Eraint, Lludd Llawereint or Ludd.

Llawnrodded

A herdsman of Nudd. Occasionally known as Llawnrodded.

Llefelys

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Lleuched

Daughter of Bwlch and Hyrddyddwg. Occasionally known as Lleuched, Lluched or Lluched.

Llew Llaw Gyffes

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Llewellyn

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Lloegyr

The Welsh name for England. In some accounts, known as Lloegyr, Loegr, Loegr, Loegria, Loegria, Logres, Logres, Locris, Welsh Loegr(ia), LLoegyr, Loegr(ia), Loegr(ia), British Locris or British Locris.

Lluch Llauyinnauch

The Welsh version of Lugh as Lluch. White-hand. Identified as Lluch Llauyinnauch, Llew Llaw Gyffes, Llew Llaw Gyffes, Huan, Lleu, Lluch Llauynnauch, Nant y Llew, Celtic Lug or Irish Lugh.

Lludd

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Lludd and Llefelys

The story of these brothers, from the Mabinogion. Occasionally called Lludd and Llefelys.

Llwyd

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Llwydawg

A young boar, offspring of Twrch Trwyth. On occassion, identified as Llwydawg.

Llwyr

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Llwyrdyddwg

Wife of Syfwlch. Mother of Eisywed. Sometimes known as Llwyrdyddwg.

Llwyrion

Father of Llwyr. Occasionally known as Llwyrion.

Llychlyn

The Welsh name for Norway. Or, in some versions, the Otherworld. In some references, identified as Llychlyn, Irish Lochlan or Irish Lochlan.

Llygadnudd Emys

An uncle of King Arthur. He was killed in the hunt for the boar Twrch Trwyth. At times, identified as Llygadnudd Emys, Llyganudd or Llyganudd.

Llyn Cau

A lake near Cader Idris. This lake is said to be bottomless and the home of a man-eating monster. On occassion, known as Llyn Cau.

Llyn Cerrig Bach

A sacred lake in Anglesey. In some lore, occasionally called Llyn Cerrig Bach, sacred lake or sacred lake.

Llyn Feic

The home of the wise old salmon. Consulted by Culhwch, in some accounts. Also called Llyn Feic, Llyn Llyw, Llyn Llyw, Llyn Llw, Llyn Lyw or Lyln Llw.

Llyn Llion

The lake which overflowed to cause. The flood from which only Dwyvan and his wife escaped. In some accounts, referred to as Llyn Llion, Lake of Waves, Lake of Waves, Lake of waves or Lake of waves.

Llyn Llyw

The home of the wise old salmon. Consulted by Culhwch. On occassion, known as Llyn Llyw, Llyn Feic, Llyn Feic, Llyn Llw, Llyn Llw, Llyn Lyw, Llyn Lyw, Lyln Llw or Lyln Llw.

Llyn y Fan

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Llyr

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Llys Dôn

The goddess Dôn as a star in the constellation Cassiopeia. Sometimes referred to as Llys Dôn, Dôn, Dôn, Deon, Donnus, Mother of the Gods or Irish Dana.

Llywelyn, Sion

Author of Hanes Taliesin. Also commonly identified as Llywelyn, Sion, (c 1540-1615) or (c 1540-1615).

Lohenergrain

The Welsh version of Lohengrin. Son of Peredur and Condwiramur. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Lohenergrain.

Luned

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Mabinogion, The

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Mabon

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Macsen

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Madawg

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Madog Morfryn

Father of Merlin in some accounts. On occassion, identified as Madog Morfryn, Madawg, Madawg, Morgan Frych, Morgan Frych, Madoc, Madoc, Madawg, Madawg, Madawg, Madawg, Madawg or Madog.

Maelgwn

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Maen Dylan

A stone off the coast of Gwynedd, said to be the site of Dylan's grave. In some references, referred to as Maen Dylan, Stone of Dylan or Stone of Dylan.

Maenawr Penardd

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Mamau

Mother-goddesses: goddesses of the household: female fairies. Sometimes known as Mamau, Y Mamau, Y Mamau, Roman Matres, Roman Matres, Tylwyth Teg or Tylwyth Teg.

Manaw

The Welsh name for the Isle of Man. Known as Manaw, Irish Mana or Irish Mana.

Manawyddan

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Manawyddan Son of Llyr

The story of Manawyddan from the Mabinogion. Also commonly known as Manawyddan Son of Llyr.

March ap Meirchion

The Welsh name of Mark, king of Cornwall. Also commonly referred to as March ap Meirchion, Math, Math, Math Hen or Old Treasure.

Maredudd

Father of Iorwoerth and Madawg. Sometimes identified as Maredudd.

Math

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Math Son of Mathonwy

The story of Math in The Mabinogion. Also referred to as Math Son of Mathonwy.

Mathonwy

A sky-god. Father of Don and Math. At times, referred to as Mathonwy.

Mawr Pen Aethir

A supreme deity. Sometimes identified as Mawr Pen Aethir.

Meddygon Meddfai

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Medraut

Son of Ludd and Gwyar. Nephew of King Arthur. He was originally known as Dylan and later became Mordred. Sometimes referred to as Medraut, Dylan, Dylan, Medrawd, Medrawd, Mordred, Medrawt or Medrawt.

Medreddyd

Father of Medyr. Referred to as Medreddyd.

Meirchion

The Welsh name for Merchiaun, father of Mark the king of Glamorgan. In some references, called Meirchion, British Merchiaun or British Merchiaun.

Meirion

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Melangell

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Melchinus

A prophet. In some accounts, he is equated with Maelgwn. Sometimes referred to as Melchinus, Maelgwn, Maelgwn, Maelgan, Maelgwyn or Melkin.

Meldos

A supposed deity, possibly the basis for Meltt as father of Mabon. Sometimes called Meldos.

Meldred

A king. It is said that Lailoken told this king that his queen was unfaithful to him. Also commonly referred to as Meldred.

Mellt

In those stories where Mabon the magician is regarded as separate. From Mabon the god, Mellt is given. As the magician's father. Also commonly referred to as Mellt.

Melyn Gwanwyn

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Menestyr

Father of Gwyddawg. Sometimes known as Menestyr.

Menw

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Merin

Father of Gleis. On occassion, called Merin, Merim or Merim.

Merlin's Hill

A site in Wales where, it is said, Merlin lies buried. Sometimes referred to as Merlin's Hill, Bryn Myrrdin, Bryn Myrrdin, Ogof Myrrdin or Ogof Myrrdin.

Merlin's Tree

A tree in Carmarthen. It was said that the city would be destroyed if this tree should fall. In some lore, occasionally known as Merlin's Tree, Priory Oak or Priory Oak.

Modron

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Mor

A name for Dylan. Also called Mor, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan Eil Don, Dylan Eil Mor, Dylan Eil Ton, Endil or Son of the Waves.

Morda

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Mordaf

One of a triad of generous gods with Nudd and Rhydderch. Occasionally called Mordaf.

Morfudd

Twin sister of Owain. Sometimes referred to as Morfudd.

Morgan Frych

Father of Merlin, in some accounts. Occasionally known as Morgan Frych, Madog Morfryn, Madog Morfryn, Madawg, Madawg or Madoc.

Morgen

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Moro Oerfeddawg

Owner of the horse Du. Ysbaddaden required Culhwch to get this horse in his quest for the hand of Olwen. In some references, identified as Moro Oerfeddawg.

Morvo

The Welsh name for Murias. In some references, identified as Morvo.

Morvran

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Mound of Mourning

The home of the Black Worm of the Barrow. Also identified as Mound of Mourning.

Mount Erith

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Mur y Castell

The fortress-home of Llew Llaw Gyffes. Sometimes known as Mur y Castell.

Muryel

Father of Gruddieu. Identified as Muryel, Muriel or Muriel.

Mynio

Father of Iddawg. In some references, called Mynio.

Mynydd Fyrddin

A site in Herefordshire, said to hold the grave of Merlin. In some references, referred to as Mynydd Fyrddin.

Myrddin Wyllt

The Welsh name for Suibhne Geilt. In some accounts, he is equated with Merlin. Sometimes referred to as Myrddin Wyllt.

Nant y Llew

A name for Llew LLaw Gyffes in the form of an eagle. In some accounts, referred to as Nant y Llew, Llew Llaw Gyffes, Llew Llaw Gyffes, Huan, Lleu, Lluch Llauyinnauch, Lluch Llauynnauch, Celtic Lug or Irish Lugh.

Nefyed Nav Nevion

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Nefyn

Daughter of Brychan. Wife of Cynfarch. Mother of Urien. At times, referred to as Nefyn.

Neol

Father of Ellylw. Also known as Neol.

Neued

Daughter of Cyfwlch and Drwgddyddwg. On occassion, called Neued.

Nisien

Son of Euroswydd and Penardun. Son of Llyr, some say. Brother of Efnisien. Half-brother to Bran, Branwen and Manawydan. In some references, referred to as Nisien, Nissien, Nissien, Nissyen, Nissyen, Nyssien or Nyssien.

Niwalen

A name for Olwen as 'White Track'. At times, called Niwalen, Olwen, Olwen, Blodeuedd, May Queen, White Goddess, White Goddess or White Track.

Nudd

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Nwython

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Nwyvre

A god of the atmosphere. Son of Gwydion and Aranrhod. Sometimes referred to as Nwyvre.

Nyniaw

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Octavius

A duke or king of Gwent. Father of Elen. Some say that he is the same as Eudaf. Referred to as Octavius, Eudaf, Eudaf or Evdaf.

Ogyrvan

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Ol

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Olwyd

Father of Ol. Identified as Olwyd.

Ondiaw

Son of the Duke of Burgundy. Also referred to as Ondiaw, Ondyaw or Ondyaw.

Orwen

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Owen Glendower

A Welsh hero. He was said to own a stone, which he had obtained fom a raven, which could make him invisible. On occassion, known as Owen Glendower, Glendower or Glendower.

Owl of Cwm Cawlwyd

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Pa Gur

A poem relating Kay's adventures in Anglesey. On occassion, identified as Pa Gur.

Palug's Cat

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Pebin

Father of Goewin. Also commonly known as Pebin.

Peibiaw

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Pen Annwfn

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Penardun

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Pendaran

A chieftain, a famous swineherd, with whom the young Pryderi was fostered. Referred to as Pendaran.

Penpigion

A gatekeeper at King Arthur's palace. Deputy to Glewlwyd. He walked on his head to save his feet. He was killed by the boar Twrch Trwyth. On occassion, called Penpigion.

Peredur

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Peredur Son of Efrawg

A story from the Mabinogion relating. The adventures of Peredur. Occasionally known as Peredur Son of Efrawg.

Pig-sty

A name given to Culhwch reflecting. The fact that he was born in such. A place. At times, referred to as Pig-sty, Culhwch, Culhwch, Kilhwch, Kilhwych, Kulhwch or Kilhw(y)ch.

Plant Rhys Ddwfn

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Proud One of the Clearing

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Pryderi

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Pubidius

A king of Wales. An ancestor of Merlin. At times, identified as Pubidius.

pwca

A mischievous spirit. On occassion, called pwca, pwcca, pwcca, English puck, English puck, Puki, Irish phooka, Irish phooka, puck, Norse puki, Norse puki, phooka or puck.

Pwyll

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Pwyll Prince of Dyfed

The story of Pwyll in the Mabinogion. Also known as Pwyll Prince of Dyfed.

Red Book of Hergest

A 14th C. Book of early legends. Occasionally identified as Red Book of Hergest, Llyfr Coch Hergest or Llyfr Coch Hergest.

Red Stag of Redynvre

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Rheged

Father of Gwres. In some references, identified as Rheged.

Rheiddwn

A warrior at King Arthur's court. Son of Eli Adfer. He was killed by the boar Twrch Trwyth. Identified as Rheiddwn, Rheiddion or Rheiddion.

Rhiannon

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Rhonabwy

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Rhongomyniad

The name for King Arthur's spear, Ron. Also referred to as Rhongomyniad, Rhongomyant, Rhongomyant, Ron, Ron, Rone, Welsh Rhongomyant, Ron(e) or Ron(e).

Rhuddfyw

A warrior at King Arthur's court. He was killed by the young boar Grugyn in the hunt for Twrch Trwyth. In some accounts, called Rhuddfyw.

Rhun

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Rhwawn Bebyr

Leader of the Red Troop of knights in Rhonabwy's dream. Also commonly known as Rhwawn Bebyr, Rhuawn Bebyr, Rhuawn Bebyr, Rhuvarn Bebyr, Rhuvarn Bebyr, Rhuawm, Rhuawm, Rhuvarn or Rhuvarn.

Rhydderch

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Rhynnon

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Rica

The Welsh version of Gorlois. Father of Gormant. In some accounts, identified as Rica.

Rieingulid

Daughter of Anlawd and Gwen. Sister of Goleuddydd and Igraine. Mother of Ultyd. In some accounts, she was an aunt of King Arthur. Sometimes referred to as Rieingulid.

Rigantona

A name of Rhiannon (and others) as "Great Queen." Occasionally called Rigantona, Rhiannon, Rhiannon, Great Queen, Celtic Epona, Epona, Rig Antona or Rig Antona.

Salmon of Llyn Llyw

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Seithenyn

A man who, in some accounts, caused. Cantref Gwaelod to be overwhelmed. By the sea. Sometimes called Seithenyn.

Sel

A warrior at King Arthur's court. Son of Selgi. In some lore, occasionally identified as Sel.

Selyf

Son of Cynan Whiteshank. He appears as one of Owain's companions in The Dream of Rhonabwy where he is killed in battle. In some references, known as Selyf.

Sgilti

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Stradwawl

Wife of Coel and mother of Gwawl, in some accounts. In some references, known as Stradwawl.

Sugnedydd

Father of Sugyn. Occasionally known as Sugnedydd.

Taliesin

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Tallwch

The name of Tristram's father in Welsh stories. In some references, known as Tallwch.

Taran

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Taredd

Father of the man who was turned. Into the boar, Twrch Trwyth. Also commonly called Taredd, Taredd Wledig or Taredd Wledig.

Tegau Eufron

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Tegid Voel

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Teirgwaedd

Father of Menw. Occasionally referred to as Teirgwaedd, Teirgwed or Teirgwed.

Teirnyon

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Teirtu

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Teithion

Father of Madawg. Sometimes known as Teithion.

Tollen

He is said to have fought and defeated Gwynn ap Nudd. Called Tollen, Collen or Collen.

Triads, The

A 6th C. Collection of poems which includes some Arthurian legends. At times, identified as Triads, The, Trioedd Ynys Prydein, Trioedd Ynys Prydein or Triads.

Tringad

Father of Gwyn. He was able to tell King Arthur where to find the bitch Rhymhi and her two whelps which had been attacking his flocks. On occassion, identified as Tringad.

Trystan

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Twrch Llawin

A young boar. One of the offspring of Twrch. Trwyth. Sometimes known as Twrch Llawin.

Twrch Trwyth

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Twrgadarn

Father of Madawg. In some lore, occasionally identified as Twrgadarn.

Twyll Huan

A name of Bloddeuedd ('deception of Huan') as an owl. On occassion, known as Twyll Huan, Blodeuedd, Blodeuedd, Blodenwedd, Blodeuwedd, Flower Aspect, Flower Face, Flowerface, Irish Blathnat or Olwen.

Ty Gwydr

The home of Merlin on Bardsey. Island, some say, in which he. Kept the Thirteen Treasures of Britain. Also commonly referred to as Ty Gwydr, 'glass house' or 'glass house'.

Tybion

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Tylwith Teg

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Tyrnog Diwrnach

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Underland

A land of eternal youth: a fairy. Kingdom beneath the earth; The underworld. In some references, referred to as Underland, Irish Tir inna N'og or Irish Tir inna N'og.

Vergil

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White Book of Rhydderch

A 14th C. Book of early legends. In some references, identified as White Book of Rhydderch, Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch or Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch.

Witches of Caer Llyw

The Welsh version of the Hags of Gloucester. In some accounts, identified as Witches of Caer Llyw.

wren

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Y Brenhin Bychan

The Welsh name for Gwiffred Petit. Sometimes called Y Brenhin Bychan.

Y Saint Greal

The Welsh version of the story of the Holy Grail. Sometimes called Y Saint Greal.

Ych Brych

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Ychdryt

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Ymer

Father of Hoel by Gwyar, some say. In some lore, occasionally known as Ymer, Ymir, Ymir, Augelmir, Fornjot, Fornjotnr, Orgelmir, Ymer or Fornjot(nr).

Ynys Avallach

A Welsh name for Avalon. On occassion, known as Ynys Avallach, Afallon, Afallon, Avallach, Avallach, Avalloc, Avalloch, Avalloc, Avalloc, Avalloc(h), Avalloc(h), Irish Ablach, Irish Ablach or Avalon.

Ynys Fanaw

The Welsh name for the Isle of Man, home of Llyr. In some accounts, referred to as Ynys Fanaw.

Ynys Wair

The island home of Gywdion. Also identified as Ynys Wair, Lundy Island or Lundy Island.

Ynys Witrin

The name for Glastonbury, in Welsh legends. Sometimes identified as Ynys Witrin.

Ysbaddaden

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Ysgawd

Father of Glew. At times, referred to as Ysgawd.

Ysgithyrwyn

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Ywein

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Welsh Mythology