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Alan Fyrgan

Alan Fyrgant

A warrior listed in the Welsh Triads as having one of the “faithless war-bands”. They apparently deserted him before the battle of Camlann and, as a consequence, he was killed there. It is unclear which side he was supporting.

In Culhwch he is found in the court list as the Breton Duke Alan Fyrgant, the son-in-law of Gwyllennhin (Gwilenhin), the king of France.

The name comes from an actual person – Alannus Fergannus, the Duke of Brittany from 1084 to 1112, who fought against and then allied with William the Conqueror.

Triads of the Island of Britain | 11th century to 14th century