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  • fl. mid–9th century
  • Gwynedd
king of Gwynedd
  • supp. fl. 6th/7th century
  • Brittany, Cornwall, Camborne, Vannes, Josselin
A saint of Breton origin who is the subject of a Middle Cornish play, Beunans Meriasek, according to which he performed many miracles during his time in Cornwall and later returned to Brittany to become bishop of Vannes. In some Breton sources, his feast-day is 7 June, while in Camborne, it used to be celebrated on the first Friday of June.
magician in Arthurian legend; primarily a creation of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who appears to have based his character on the prophet Myrddin as well as Ambrosius Aurelianus.
  • s. xx–xxi
  • c.1749–27 July 1805