Given Name CERIDWEN

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Welsh
PRONOUNCED: ke-RID-wen  [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly from Welsh cyrrid "bent" or cerdd "poetry" combined with ven "woman" or gwen "white, fair, blessed". According to medieval Welsh legend this was the name of a sorceress or goddess who created a potion that would grant wisdom to her son Morfan. The potion was instead consumed by her servant Gwion Bach, who was subsequently reborn as the renowned bard Taliesin.
VARIANTS: Cerridwen, Cerridwyn
DIMINUTIVE: Ceri

Categories

colors, goddesses, legend, medieval, uncertain etymology, white, witches
Entry updated December 3, 2014