Welsh Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Wales


Welsh Protection God

Also known as Bendigeidfran, Bran The Blessed

Picture of the Welsh Protection God Brân from our Welsh mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Decapitated Celtic Ruler

Mighty Celtic ruler who had his head cut off in battle.

But thanks to his mighty Cauldron of Rebirth it lived on. Could this be the origin of the phrase ‘Go and boil your head’? After a stint in Wales the head was taken to the Tower of London to keep England safe from invasion.

His name means ‘Raven’ and the job has been passed to the Ravens of the Tower of London. We would like to talk to the Godhead but need to head in the right direction which is not known at present.

Brân Facts and Figures

Name: Brân
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bendigeidfran, Bran The Blessed

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

In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 7914

Copy this link to share with anyone:

Share this page on social media:

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.

Permissions page

Oh woe. Javascript is switched off in your browser.
Some bits of this website may not work unless you switch it on.