NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia


Sawyl Penuchel

Son of Iaen and brother of SulyenBradwenMorenTeregud, and Caradawg. He came from Caer Dathal and was one of Arthur’s warriors.

In the Welsh Bonedd y Arwyr he is, together with his brother Cradawc (Caradawg), said to be related to Arthur through his sister’s marriage to Arthur. They are called gwyr Kaer Tathal (‘men of Caer Dathal’).

The medieval Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen, Siawn is Arthur’s cousin, being the son of Gwriad, who is Uther’s brother. This makes Siawn a cousin of Arthur on his mother’s side, as Arthur’s mother, Igraine, was married to Uther.

Bonedd y Arwyr is Welsh, meaning “The Lineage of the Heroes” or “The Descent of the Heroes.”

Culhwch and Olwen | Late 11th century
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