Usage Welsh Mythology
Other Forms FormsAflach, Evelake
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Probably derived from Middle Welsh afall "apple". This may be cognate with Abelio or ABELLIO, the name of a Gaulish god, which is thought to come from Proto-Celtic *aballo- "apple" (also the source of the mythical place name AVALON). According to a medieval Welsh triad, Afallach was the father of the goddess Modron. The 12th-century chronicler William of Malmesbury called him Avalloc and said he lived in Avalon along with his daughters.