Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Rhitta Gawr

Cawr, Rhicca, Rica, Ricca, Rith, Ritho

giant who lived on Yr Wyddfa Fawr (Mount Snowdon) and who had a cloak made of beards. He was killed by a king, later named as Arthur, whose beard he wanted for the collar to his cloak.

He is, through the similarity of their stories, thought to be identifiable with Rience.

See also
Bwlch-y-Groes | The Legend of King Arthur
Orguillus | The Legend of King Arthur
Ryons’ Mantle and Sword | The Legend of King Arthur