• fl. c.560–c.580
  • rulers
  • Rheged
Ruler of Rheged, son of Cynfarch and identified in genealogies as a descendant of Coel Hen.

See also: Cynfarch Oer ap Meirchion GulCynfarch Oer ap Meirchion Gul
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Nyfain [daughter of Brychan of Brycheiniog]Nyfain ... daughter of Brychan of Brycheiniog
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Reference works
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
Thornton (David E.) [id. 28016. ‘Urien Rheged [Urien ap Cynfarch]’] direct link
Bromwich, Rachel [ed. and tr.], Trioedd Ynys Prydein: the triads of the Island of Britain, 3rd ed., Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2006.
Sims-Williams, Patrick, “The death of Urien”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 32 (Winter, 1996): 25–56.
Rowland, Jenny, Early Welsh saga poetry: a study and edition of the englynion, Cambridge: Brewer, 1990.  

Contents : Part I. Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Llywarch Hen poems -- Appendix: early Welsh genealogical tracts -- Chapter 2. The Urien Rheged poems -- Chapter 3. Canu Heledd : I. The historical background, II. The poems -- Appendix: edition and text of Marwnad Cynddylan -- Chapter 4. Claf Abercuawg and penitential lyrics -- Chapter 5. Miscellaneous saga poems and the performance of the saga englynion -- Chapter 6. Other genres using the three-line englyn metres -- Chapter 7. Metrics, authorship, language, dating. -- Part II: Edition and translation of the texts -- The manuscripts of the saga englynion -- Editorial note -- Texts: Canu Llywarch -- Canu Heledd: Prologue, [etc.] ... [incl.] ‘Englynion Cadwallon’ -- ‘Claf Abercuawg’ and ‘Kyntaw geir’ -- Miscellaneous saga poems: Llym awel -- Geraint fab Erbin -- Gwyn ap Nudd -- Mi a wum -- Taliesin and Ugnach -- Seithennin -- Gwallawg -- Ysgolan -- Trystan fragments -- The three Juvencus englynion -- Miscellaneous stanzas. -- Translations -- Notes -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- General index -- Index to the textual notes.

Williams, Ifor [ed.], The poems of Taliesin, tr. J. E. Caerwyn Williams, Mediaeval and Modern Welsh Series, 3, Dublin: DIAS, 1968.
Bartrum, Peter C., Early Welsh genealogical tracts, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1966. x + 228 pp.

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