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Mynyddog Mwynfawr

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[cf. L montanus, mountain; W mwynfawr, rich].

Ruler of the 6th-century petty kingdom of Gododdin who raises a war-band to make war on the Angles and Saxons in Y Gododdin, with disastrous results. His capital is Din Eidyn (probably Edinburgh). A speculative translation of his name is ‘king of the mountain’; he is often known as Mynyddog the Wealthy in English texts.

From A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology in Oxford Reference.

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