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Angus Óg

Angus Óg  

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[Ir., young Angus, Angus son of youth; mac Óc, mac Óg, young son].Angus Óg is the god of youth and beauty among the Tuatha Dé Danann; he may also be the god of love, if any such god can be said to ...
eagle

eagle  

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This large bird of prey, renowned for its keen sight and powerful soaring flight, is traditionally regarded as the king of birds. In the 15th-century Boke of St Albans, the eagle is listed in ...
Eidoel

Eidoel  

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Son of Aer and cousin of Mabon in Culhwch ac Olwen. In order to find Mabon, Culhwch has first to free Eidoel from prison so that he may join in the pursuit.
Gwair

Gwair  

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[W gwair, hay].Mysterious prisoner of Caer Siddi, another name for the otherworldly Annwfn in the pre-Norman poem Preiddiau Annwfn [The Spoils of Annwfn]. The Welsh Triads cite him as one of the ...
Gwernabwy

Gwernabwy  

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[cf. W gwernen, alder tree].Owner of the celebrated eagle that Culhwch consults in his search for Mabon.
Mabinogion

Mabinogion  

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A collection of Welsh prose tales of the 11th–13th centuries, dealing with Celtic legends and mythology, and preserved in The White Book of Rhydderch (1300–25) and The Red Book of Hergest ...
Mabon

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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[youth (?); young god (?)].

Young man stolen from his mother, Modron, when he was three nights old whom

Maponos

Maponos  

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Maponos, son of the continental Celtic mother goddess Matrona, has a Welsh cognate in Mabon, as Matrona has one in Modron. Maponos was the divine child— the puer aeternus—of Celtic mythology.[...]
Matrona

Matrona  

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In the continental Celtic tradition, Matrona, whose counterpart in Welsh mythology was Modron, was the mother goddess whose son was the divine child Maponos (Welsh Mabon).
Modron

Modron  

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The mother of the Welsh hero Mabon, Modron is the equivalent of the continental Celtic mother goddess Matrona.
salmon

salmon  

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A salmon with a ring is the emblem of St Kentigern.
Twrch Trwyth

Twrch Trwyth  

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[W twrch, male boar].Magical but ferocious boar that Culhwch is required to hunt; the comb and razor lying between the ears of the beast are required to trim the hair of Ysbaddaden Bencawr. This ...

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