Tegyd Foel

Also known as Tegid Voel.

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  • Celtic Celtic (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Aquatic Aquatic (attribute)
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A Giant who is an ancestor to many Welsh heroes. His name comes from the two Welsh words ‘teg’ and ‘foel’ meaning ‘beautiful’ and ‘bold’ respectively. He features in the ‘Hanes Taliesin’ (Tale of Taliesin) and lives with his wife Cridwen in Pennllyn. He lived on the Lake Tegid and someitmes itis believed that he is a spirit of the lake. He and Cridwen had many children and among them were Creirwy and Morfran. Creirwy and Morfran are key characters in the ‘Hanes Taliesin’ which tells how the Welsh hero Taliesin came to be born.

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