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PronouncedPron.BRAN-wen Welsh
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Meaning & History

Means "beautiful raven" from Welsh bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white, blessed". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is the sister of the British king Bran and the wife of the Irish king Matholwch.

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Depiction of Branwen by Christopher Williams (1915)Depiction of Branwen by Christopher Williams (1915)

Categories

animals, beauty, birds, mythology, nature, queens, white
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute