Cyngar of Llangefni
- supp. fl. 6th century?
- saints of Wales
- Llangefni, Hope ... Flintshire
(supp. fl. early 8th century)
Cyngar of Congresbury, Cungar of Congresbury
Patron saint of Congresbury (Cungres-byrig) in Somerset, to which it supposedly gave its name. His origins are obscure. It has been suggested that he was originally a Welsh/British saint, and/or that he was invented to explain the placename and equip Congresbury with an origin story, based perhaps on a version of the Welsh saint. His vita shows certain affinities with 12th-century Welsh Latin hagiography associated with Caradog and the monastery of Llancarfan.
(fl. 6th century)
St Cybi, saint of Caergybi (Holyhead) and reputed founder of other churches.
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Church on the river Cefni in Anglesey, which has given its name to the modern county town and parish.
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page ID: 52506
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