Welsh Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Wales

LLEU LLAW GYFFES

Welsh Bad God

Also known as Llew Llaw Gyffes

Mostly unkillable husband of Blodfuedd

He was somewhat restricted by his mother Arianrhod, who’d given birth in circumstances she did not like to discuss. As a consequence, she did a most unmotherly thing and cursed her son:
1) He could not be called by any name until she said so.
2) He must not play with weapons.
3) He could never marry a human wife.

You will find out more about him under Blodeuwedd. But there is a postscript. After he had been turned into an eagle, his kind uncle Gwydion tracked him down, cured his wounds and restored him to human shape.

Since then, Lleu Llaw Gyffes has tended to stay out of the public eye and may only be seen at his own convenience.

Lleu Llaw Gyffes Facts and Figures

Name: Lleu Llaw Gyffes
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Llew Llaw Gyffes

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

In charge of: Wrongdoing and bad deeds
Area of expertise: Wrongdoing

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 192

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Article last revised on May 23, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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