The provost of Carmarthen during the reign of King Vortigern.
At the demand of Vortigern's envoys, Eli brought Merlin and his mother before the king at Snowdon.
One of Arthur's chief huntsmen. Eli participated in the hunt for Twrch Trwyth, where he helped to manage the hound Drudwyn..
In Culhwch Eli Thracmyr and Ely Amyr are listed and may signify the same person.