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Gwawl

[gwoul] /gwaʊl/
noun, Welsh Legend.
1.
the rival of Pwyll for the hand of Rhiannon.
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  • Quickly the twelve months passed and then Gwawl appeared again, to claim his bride, and a great feast was spread in his honor.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Then drawing the mouth shut, he tied it tight over Gwawl's head.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Then the happy pair made their wedding journey to Gwawl's palace at Narberth.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • So Gwawl went forth to his possessions, and Powel went also back to Dyved.

  • Demand now of Gwawl his sureties,” said Heveydd, “we know which should be taken for him.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • And Powel turned up the sides of the bag, so that Gwawl was over his head in it.

  • Then Rhiannon, who sat beside Gwawl, urged him to attempt the task, by putting his two feet in the bag to stamp it down.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Then they proceeded to play a merry game of football, using the bag, in which Gwawl was tied, as men in our day kick pigskin.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • And Pwyll turned up the sides of the bag, so that Gwawl was over his head in it.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • He blew his horn, and in rushed his knights who overcame and bound the followers of Gwawl.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis

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