Lleuelys fab Beli
Also, Llevelys, Llefelys

Brother of Lludd, he is credited with giving his brother the means of defeating the three plagues of Britain. He also married a "French" princess and became the king of "France"--an anachronism that reflects the late redaction we have at hand.

In Patrick Ford's translation of The Mabinogi and Other Welsh Tales, he uses the name Lleuelys, pointing out the similarity between the story "Cyfranc Lludd a Lleuelys" and "The Second Battle of Magh Tured". Lludd is undoubtedly identified with Nuada, which leads Ford to logically conclude that Lleuelys is Lugh, again appearing to the king in order to restore sovereignty.

Back to "L" | Back to JCE

Mary Jones 2004