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Mabon

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Mabon, an Arthurian warrior and hunter, is the Welsh version of the continental Maponos. He was rescued from the otherworld by Culhwch, whom he then helps to find and marry ...

Mabon

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

... Mabon, an Arthurian warrior and hunter, is the Welsh version of the continental Maponos . He was rescued from the otherworld by Culhwch, whom he then helps to find and marry Olwen. This is a story told in the Mabinogion , a title probably related to Mabon's...

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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..., Mabon is named a servant of Uthr Bendragon/Uther Pendragon . Learned commentators have long agreed that Mabon is derived from Maponos [divine youth], a Celtic god of Roman-occupied Britain and Gaul often linked to Apollo , just as his mother Modron is derived from Matrona , eponym of the Marne River. The name Mabon also appears elsewhere in early Welsh history and literature; of these, Mabon vab Mellt [son of lightning] is a doublet of Mabon son of Modron, while Mabon-Agrain (also Mabuz) is an Arthurian figure derived from him. W. J. Gruffydd argued (...

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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... (212) 1. Scottish: variant spelling of Maben . 2. French (Breton): ultimately of the same origin as the Scottish name. It is also found as an element in Breton place names, for example, in Kermabon....

Mabon

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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2016
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... Variants: Maben , Mabin , Mabane , Maybin , Mayben • Current frequencies: GB 460, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 360 • Main GB location 1881: SE Scotland (esp. Roxburghs) and Northumb Scottish, English, Welsh : (i) relationship name, Scottish, perhaps from the Brittonic personal name Mabon or Maban . As it seems to be evidenced as a personal name in the Yorks section of Domesday Book , it could have been current among the nobility of post-Conquest SE Scotland and N England and hence given rise to a surname. In 18th-century NE England it...

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A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)

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2006
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... ♂ (Welsh) 20th-century revival of an Old Welsh personal name derived from Old Celtic mab ‘son’. This seems to have been originally the name of a divinity; it is also borne by a character in the tale of Culhwch and...

Mabon Willie

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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... in 1951, Mabon immediately hit with a novelty blues, ‘I Don’t Know’ (R&B number 1, 1952), a remake of a Cripple Clarence Lofton record from 1938. Mabon had other hits with ‘I’m Mad’ (R&B number 1, 1953), ‘Poison Ivy’ (R&B Top 10, 1954) and ‘Seventh Son’ (1955). After leaving Chess in 1956, Mabon continued to record on various small labels, achieving success on Formal in 1962 with ‘Got To Have Some’. During the 70s and 80s, he would flit back and forth between Chicago and Europe, making occasional albums for German and French labels, most of which were poorly...

Mabon

Mabon  

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Mabon, an Arthurian warrior and hunter, is the Welsh version of the continental Maponos. He was rescued from the otherworld by Culhwch, whom he then helps to find and marry ...
Willie Mabon

Willie Mabon  

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B. 24 October 1925, Hollywood, Tennessee, USA, d. 19 April 1985, Paris, France. Accompanying himself on piano and secondly on harmonica, Mabon sang in an urbane blues style similar to ...
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.
Gwernabwy

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

Modron  

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

salmon  

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

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

.... 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...

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