NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Greidawl Enemy-Subduer

Greidawl Galldonyd, Greidyawl, Griediawl

One of Arthur’s warriors and advisors in Welsh legend. He was the son of Enfael Adrann and the father of Gwythyr mab Greidawl.

He is one of the Three Enemy Subduers of the Island of Britain.

A Welsh Triad tells us that his granddaughter, Gwenhwyfar, was one of Arthur’s three queens bearing that name.

‘Greidawl’ may signify ‘passionate’.

Culhwch and Olwen | Late 11th century
Triads of the Island of Britain (Welsh ”Triads”) | 11th century to 14th century
Breudwyt Rhonabwy | 13th century