NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia


Little White-Hilt
Carnwennan, Carwennan

Carwenham is the dagger or short sword of King Arthur.

It is often depicted as a concealed weapon with magical properties, such as the ability to render its user invisible or to cause darkness to fall upon the land.

He is said to have killed the Black Hag in Culhwch with Carnwennan.

Carw, in Welsh, means ‘stag’.

Culhwch and Olwen | Late 11th century