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.
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: 1290
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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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