Definition of Arawn

1. Noun. Celtic deity who was the lord of Annwfn (the other world or the land of fairies).

Geographical relationships: Cambria, Cymru, Wales
Generic synonyms: Celtic Deity



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arawn

Araucanian
Araucanians
Araucanization
Araucaria araucana
Araucaria bidwillii
Araucaria columnaris
Araucaria cunninghamii
Araucaria excelsa
Araucaria heterophylla
Araucariaceae
Araujia
Araujia sericofera
Arava
Arawak
Arawakan
Arawn (current term)
Arax
Araxes
Arbil
Arbor Day
Arbury
Arbuthnotian
Arbutus menziesii
Arbutus unedo
Arbëresh
Arbëreshë Albanian
Arc de Triomphe
Arca
Arcadia

Literary usage of Arawn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"There never were men so powerful, so generous, so well-graced as their heroes, or women so fair and love-compelling as their heroines. When Arawn entered ..."

2. A Book of South Wales by Sabine Baring-Gould (1905)
"He is informed that Arawn, King of Hell, is before him ; and Arawn proceeds to ... Pwyll is most complaisant ; he is ready to oblige Arawn if shown how the ..."

3. Popular Studies in Mythology, Romance & Folklore by Edwin Sidney Hartland, Jessie Laidlay Weston, Charles J Billson, Edward Vernon Arnold, Ivor Bertram John, Lucy Winifred Faraday, Francis Edward Sandbach, Lewis Spence, Alfred Trübner Nutt (1901)
"In a year's time Pwyll and Arawn are to meet again in Glyn Cuch to exchange ... Pwyll is taken for Arawn at the latter's court, sleeps innocently with ..."

4. Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature by Dept. of Modern Languages, Harvard University (1903)
"In this tale Arawn takes the place of Manannan as the husband of the fie. ... So Pwyll was entertained in Annwn during the absence of Arawn. ..."

5. The Celtic Magazine (1884)
"Pwyll offered to make reparation, and his offer was accepted. The stranger said that he was Arawn, King of one-half of Annwn, and he was at war with ..."

6. Celtic Mythology and Religion by Alexander MacBain (1885)
"Pwyll offered to make reparation, and his offer was accepted. The stranger said that he was Arawn, King of one-half of Annwn, and he was at war with ..."

7. The Hibbert Lectures by Hibbert Trust (1888)
"'This night twelvemonth,' said Arawn, '1 have an appointment to meet him in ... Arawn then told her all about his absence, and both wondered greatly at the ..."

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