gwendolen F

proto-celtic
*WINDOS > GWINDOS > GWYN DOLEN > GWENDOLEN

This name derives From the Proto-Brythonic “*gwindos”, and Proto-Celtic “*windos” (white, fair) plus “dolen” (ring, bow, hair, brow). The name means “fair bow, blessed ring, white ring, who has white eyelashes”. Saint Gwen Teirbron (French: Blanche; Latin: Alba Trimammis or Candida; possibly English: Wite) was a Breton holy woman and wife of Saint Fragan who supposedly lived in the 6th century. Her epithet is Welsh for '(of the) three breasts'. Gwyn Ap Nudd is a Welsh mythological figure, the king of the Tylwyth Teg or "fair folk" and ruler of the Welsh Otherworld, Annwn. Described as a great warrior with a "blackened face", Gwyn is intimately associated with the otherworld in medieval Welsh literature, and is associated with the international tradition of the wild hunt.

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