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Rhiannon

[ree-an-uh n] /ˈri æn ən/
noun, Welsh Legend.
1.
the wife of Pwyll who, accused of having eaten her son, was forced as a penance to carry people on her back until vindicated by her son's return.
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  • In the meantime, Rhiannon planned with Powell to get out of the trouble.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • They declared that Rhiannon had devoured the child, her own baby.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • There they saw the beautiful Rhiannon sitting on the horse block at the gate.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • "It will suffice me that it be as Rhiannon said," answered Powel.

  • “It will suffice me that it be as Rhiannon said,” answered Pwyll.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • And the time came that they should sleep, and Pwyll and Rhiannon went to their chamber.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • And the women slept, as did also Rhiannon, the mother of the boy.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • And towards morning Rhiannon awoke, and she said, “Women, where is my son?”

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest

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