Welsh legendary mortal
Also known as Blodeuedd
Goddess conjured up using Welsh Wizardry by Math and Gwydion from oak blossoms and meadowsweet
This was all because a wife was needed for Lleu Llaw Gyffes as his mother Arianrhod was adamant her son could not marry a mortal. However Blodeuwedd turned out to be flighty and not very nice with it. She found a lordly lover and together they plotted to kill Lleu Llaw Gyffes.
This was no easy task as Lleu Llaw Gyffes could only be killed with a spear that took a year to make, and then only if he was standing with one foot on a goat or some other edible animal and the other on a bath tub edge. This takes some serious planning.
The would-be assassins almost pulled it off, but at the crucial moment Lleu Llaw Gyffes managed to turn into an eagle and fly away.
Math and Gwydion were not pleased to hear about this and turned Blodeuwedd into an owl, which in the circumstances they thought was rather a hoot.
Blodeuwedd Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Blodeuedd
Type: legendary mortal
Area or people: Welsh
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 3301
Link to this page
HTML: To link to this page, just copy and paste the link below into your blog, web page or email.
BBCODE: To link to this page in a forum post or comment box, just copy and paste the link code below:
Cite this article
Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.
Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.