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Hall of Afarnach

In a poem in the Welsh Black Book of CarmarthenCei remarks that

though Arthur was but playing, blood was flowing in the hall of Afarnach, fighting with a hag.

This passage may recall a familiar legend, represented in Culhwch and Olwen when Arthur kills the Black Hag.

Pa gur yv y porthaur | Poem 31 of the Black Book of Carmarthen, probably c. 1100