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Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr


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[W gafael, grasp, grip; fawr (mawr), mighty].

Obdurate door-keeper at Arthur's court. He refuses Culhwch entry because the feast has already begun but relents upon Arthur's command. In some texts he is door-keeper only on New Year's Day, while in others he serves the full year; in still others he has higher status as keeper of the court. Often compared to Cei [Kay].

See Rachel Bromwich, Trioedd Ynys Prydain, rev. edn. (Cardiff, 1978), 361–3.

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