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Subject: Re: Legitimacy of "Arianell"
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: May 4, 2010 at 5:03:08 PM
Reply to: Legitimacy of "Arianell" by Anna
Well, a little Googling seems to show that this name does occur in some early writings about St. Dyfrig of Wales as the name of a demoniac girl he cured.

It also occurs in "Lives of the British Saints" by Baring-Gould:

I do not know if modern historians think this person really existed or if her story is just a legend. And so far I have not been able to find any examples of Welsh women named Arianell besides this cured demoniac saint. But at least it is a name that goes back a while in this story of St. Dyfrig.

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