Taran is the main character in the series The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
, where most of the characters' names are from Welsh mythology. According to Wikipedia, Taran's name is also from the Mabinogion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabinogion
), where Taran is the name of the father of a man named Glineu. It's is the Welsh word for thunder*, and may be related to the Gaulish god Taranis
*The verb, not the noun.
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