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Meaning & History

From the Welsh name Uthyr, derived from Welsh uthr "terrible". In Arthurian legend Uther was the father of King Arthur. He appears in some early Welsh texts, but is chiefly known from the 12th-century chronicles of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
VariantsUthyr Welsh Mythology Uthyr Arthurian Romance


Arthurian legend, kings, literature
Entry added September 1, 2013   Contribute