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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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  • Pryderi gives his mother Rhiannon to Manawyddan as his wife, along with some land which by magic art is made barren.

  • There they saw the beautiful Rhiannon sitting on the horse block at the gate.

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

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

  • An evil companion hast thou been,” said Rhiannon, “and a good companion hast thou lost.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • “It will suffice me that it be as Rhiannon said,” answered Pwyll.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • And as they drew near to the palace, they beheld Rhiannon sitting beside the horseblock.

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

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest

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