Welsh Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Wales

ARAWN

Welsh Underworld God

Also known as Arawen

God of the Celtic Otherworld

This doleful character in his grey cloak is the Lord of Annwn.

He is fond of taking his Hounds of Hell for a run to track down lost souls. This causes people to stay away and shun the Otherworld, which helps to keep the riff-raff out.

These days, the untrammeled wastes of Hell are always subject to the threat of golf courses and marketing conventions.

Arawn Facts and Figures

Name: Arawn
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Arawen

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Welsh
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Underworld
Area of expertise: Underworld

Good/Evil Rating: NOT OKAY, be careful
Popularity index: 1217

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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