AHEZfBreton Legend Of unknown origin and meaning, albeit a connection to Welsh aches, a word denoting the sound of the water clashing on the shore, has been suggested. In Breton legend, Ahez is always described as the daughter of King GRALON, sometimes described as a sorceress, enchantress, fairy or giantess, and often, though not always, considered identical with DAHUD... [more]
ANKOUmCeltic Mythology, Breton Legend This is the name of a legendary skeleton-ghost in parts of France, namely Brittany and Normandy as well as Cornwall. He travels by night, riding a creaking cart (or small coach) drawn by four black horses in which he comes to collect the souls of the recently departed... [more]
CONOMORmBreton Legend, History, Medieval Breton (?) From a Brythonic name, possibly *Cunomāros, derived from Common Celtic *kwon- "hound" or *kuno- "high" and *māros "great". This was the name of Conomor the Cursed, a 6th-century king of Domnonée (modern-day northern Brittany) notorious for his cruelty, who was ultimately excommunicated at the behest of Saint Samson of Dol... [more]
DAHUDfBreton Legend Possibly derived from Breton da meaning "good" and hud "magic". In Breton legend this was the name of a princess, the daughter of the king of the mythical sunken city of Ys. She was portrayed as a wicked sorceress in some versions of the legends.
GUÉNOLÉmBreton (Gallicized), Breton Legend Gallicized form of GWENOLE, itself derived from Old Breton uuin meaning "white", and by extension "fair; blessed", and uual "brave". This was the name of a legendary Breton saint who was inspired to found an abbey by a dream he had of Saint Patrick.