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Llywarch Hen [Llywarch ab Elidir Lydanwyn]locked

(supp. fl. late 6th cent.)
  • Jenny Rowland


Llywarch Hen [Llywarch ab Elidir Lydanwyn] (supp.fl. late 6th cent.), legendary hero, the subject of an important cycle of early Welsh saga poetry, is known from the Welsh genealogies as one of the 'men of the north' (gwŷr y gogledd), from an unspecified British kingdom among those not yet under Anglian domination. He was a descendant of ...

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