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Cynan Garwyn, King of Powys
(c.545-610)

(Latin-Conanus, English-Conan)

This late 6th century King of Powys, and St. Tysilio's elder brother, apparently had very white legs, hence his name of White-Shanks. Though, the epithet may be a mistaken rendering of "Carrwyn," of the White-Chariot. He was a powerful king remembered in the poems of Taliesin for his battle victories from Anglesey to the Wye.

  

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