Dyfed

Demetia


A region and former kingdom in southwest Wales, called Demetia by the Romans. It contains the counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, Pembroke, and St. Davidís, which have various Arthurian associations. In the seventh century Dyfed consisted only of Pembrokeshire.

Dyfed is located in the lowest part of the principality, which indicates the root of the word dyfed might be dwfn, which means 'deep' or 'low'. Devon is probably of the same origin.

Dyfed was settled by Irish tribes during the traditional Arthurian period (fifth and sixth centuries). Geoffrey says it was ruled by Stater during the Arthurian period.

  

REIGN

  

RULERS

  

ca. 357

  

Anwn

  

ca. 373

  

Ednyfed

     

Gloitgwyn

  

ca. 405

  

Clotri

  

ca. 385

  

Triffyn Farfog

  

ca. 437

  

Aergol Lawhir

  

ca. 475 - 540

  

Gwrthefyr

  

ca. 585

  

Arthwyr

  

ca. 630

  

Cloten

  

ca. 690

  

Rhein

  

ca. 710

  

Tewdos

  

ca. 771-811

  

Owain

  

ca. 815-893

  

Hyfaidd

  

ca. 893-904

  

Llywarch ap Hyfaidd

  

ca. 845-905

  

Rhodri

  

ca. 905-909

  

Hywel Dda



See also
Arthur of Dyfed | The Legend of King Arthur
Vortipore | The Legend of King Arthur