The most famous named king described in THE MABINOGION who changes over time, being presented as a warm, friendly chieftain in the earliest story mentioning him, but is presented as a cold, lofty emperor in the most recent tale. Many of his kinsmen are in his warband and his wife often plays a role in the events of the stories mentioning him. His court is Caer Llion.
The early tales about this character present him as a wise and brave warrior who has the supernatural ability to change his height at will and who is very handsome. Later tales about this character present him as a surly buffoon who insults many members of the court and who often ends up injured at the end of the protagonist as a result of his rudeness.
This character is known as the Knight of the Lion. After killing...
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