Home / Welsh Mythology

Welsh Mythology

Welsh Mythology

Annwn, Hounds of

Annwn, Hounds of Also known as: Cwn Annwn Origin: Wales These are the spectral hounds associated with Annwn, the Welsh ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Arawn

Arawn Origin: Wales Arawn is King of Annwn, a Welsh paradise described in the First Branch of the Mabinogi. Annwn ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Arianrhod

Arianrhod The Silver Wheel Origin: Wales A weird tale appears in the Welsh epic Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi: Math, ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Blodeuwedd

Blodeuwedd Origin: Wales Arianrhod, the mother of Lleu Llaw Gyffes, placed him under various taboos including one preventing his marriage ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Bran

Bran Also known as: Bendigeidfran (Bran the Blessed; Blessed Crow) Origin: Welsh Bran is so big no house can contain ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Cyhyraeth

Cyhyraeth The Weeper; The Griever Origin: Wales The Cyhyraeth is a Banshee-like spirit from Glamorganshire, Wales. She is rarely seen ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Gwillion

Gwillion Also known as: Gwyllion Origin: Wales The Gwillion are Welsh female mountain spirits, often categorized as a kind of ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Gwydion the Wizard

Gwydion the Wizard In Welsh Celtic mythology, the heroic wizard (see Wizard) and bard of North Wales, whose tales are ...
Read More
Hafgan

Hafgan

Hafgan Origin: Wales Hafgan was the ruler of an Otherworld, a realm of death, which shared his name. He is ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Lleu Llaw Gyffes

Lleu Llaw Gyffes The Bright One of the Skillful Hand Origin: Celtic; Wales Lleu Llaw Gyffes, the divine warrior, is ...
Read More
Llyr

Llyr

Llyr Origin: Celtic; Welsh Llyr is the Welsh counterpart of the Irish Lir, King of the Sea. Like Lir, he ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Manawydan

Manawydan Origin: Wales Although recognizably the same spirit as Manannan, Manawydan’s mythology is different. It is possible myths are lost, ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Matilda of the Night

Matilda of the Night Also known as: Mallt-y-Nos Origin: Wales Once upon a time, Matilda was a beautiful, irreverent Norman ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Rhiannon

Rhiannon Origin: Wales Pwyll, Lord of the Welsh kingdom of Dyfed, was riding when he saw before him a gorgeous ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

Tylwyth Teg

Tylwyth Teg Origin: Wales Tylwyth Teg means the “Fair Family,” but this may be a euphemism for these Welsh Fairies ...
Read More
Welsh Mythology

White Crow

White Crow Also known as: Bronwen (“White Hill” or “White Breast”) Origin: Wales Branwen, daughter of Llyr and sister of ...
Read More