Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Probably a variant of Nudd altered due to alliterative assimilation with his byname Llaw Ereint meaning "silver hand" [1]. Lludd Llaw Ereint is named as the father of Creiddylad in Culhwch and Olwen. He also appears in the Welsh tale Lludd and Llefelys as the king of Britain, the son of Beli Mawr.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNodens(Celtic Mythology) Nuada, Nuadha, Nuadu(Irish Mythology) Nuadu(Old Irish)

Sources & References

  1. MacKillop, James. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford, 1998, page 349.
Entry added January 21, 2022