Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From Welsh pryder meaning "care, worry" (or perhaps from a derivative word *pryderi meaning "loss" [1]). Appearing in Welsh legend in all four branches of the Mabinogi, Pryderi was the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon, eventually succeeding his father as the king of Dyfed. He was one of only seven warriors to return from Brân's tragic invasion of Ireland, and later had several adventures with Manawydan. He was ultimately killed in single combat with Gwydion during the war between Dyfed and Gwynedd.

Sources & References

  1. Bromwich, Rachel. Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain. 4th ed., University of Wales, 2014, page 484.
Entry updated January 21, 2022