British - An earl. Father of Enid by Tarsenesyde, some say. When Geraint was seeking satisfaction for an insult to Guinevere's maid he sought shelter with Yniol who, although impoverished because his nephew had expropriated his lands, made the knight welcome. The following day, using armour provided by the earl, Geraint fought and defeated Edern, the lord whose servant had caused the original offence. He then forced the nephew to restore the land to Yniol and married Yniol's daughter, Enid. Also commonly known as Yniol, Niwl, Niwl, Ynwyl, Ynwyl, Erec or Erec.

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