Ysbaddaden

Welsh - The chief giant. Son of Anlawdd, some say. Brother of Custennin. Father of Olwen. He had deprived Custenin of his rightful inheritance and had killed all his brother's twenty-four sons, except Goreu. It had been foretold that he would die when his daughter married so he required would-be suitors to meet thirty-nine conditions which none of them could meet until Culhwch, helped by King Arthur and his men, did what the giant asked and won her hand. The prophecy of his death was fulfilled when Goreu killed him and cut off his head. In some accounts, known as Ysbaddaden, Ysbadadan, Ysbadadan, Yspaddaden, Yspaddaden, Hawthorn, Hawthorn, Ysbadadden, Yspaddaden (Pencawr) or Yspaddaden (Pencawr).

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