Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Llancarfan Abbey

The warrior Illtyd and his warband raids the abbey and all his men gets swallowed up by the earth. Saint Cadoc reminds Illtyd of his religion and the warrior takes up the monastic life.

Llan, originally signified an inclosure, in Welsh. Some examples where the word is found: perllan, meaning “orchard;” gwinllan, “vineyard.” In time it came to signify a church, probably including the church-yard. Myned i’r llan means “going to church.” The word glwys also means “church.”

See also
Llancarfan | The Legend of King Arthur