Gold-Torqued Maidens of Britain
Culhwch identifies several ladies as gold-torqued maidens.
- Essyllt Whiteneck and Essyllt Slenderneck
- Gwen Alarch
in the name of all these did Culhwch son of Cilydd invoke his boon.
A torque (also spelled torc or torq) is a stiff neck ring in metal, and are found in Celtic, Illyrian, and Scythian cultures, amongst others. They were used from the eighth century BC to the third century AD.