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A fountain in the Welsh country of Gwent, near which Merlin had a home.

The Galabes here is perhaps an allusion to the giant Galapas; it has also been suggested that Galabes is a variation of Galava, a northern province.

Layamon calls it Alaban, which suggests Albany, an old name for Scotland.

Historia Regum Britanniae | Geoffrey of Monmouth, c. 1138
Brut | Layamon, late 12th century to mid-13th century