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Daughter of Lludd Llaw Ereint, and sometimes called by the patronymic Ferch Lludd. In Culhwch ac Olwen she is referred to as ‘the most majestic maiden who ever lived’. Each Calan Mai [May Day] Gwythyr fab Greidawl and Gwyn ap Nudd contest for her. This came about because Gwynn had abducted her before she had a chance to sleep with Gwythyr, her intended. Gwyn's being the son of Nudd (a double for Lludd) is never an issue in the story. Arthur, disgusted with the enmity between Gwyn and Gwythyr, condemns them to continual combat. The Latin equivalent of her name is Cordelia.

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