22 Unique Spiritual Dog Names Inspired By Welsh Mythology

Welsh mythology is the mythology of the Welsh people. It consists partly of folk traditions developed in Wales, and partly of traditions developed by Britons elsewhere before the end of the first millennium. Some of this contains remnants of the mythology of pre-Christian Britain, surviving in much altered form in medieval Welsh manuscripts such as the Red Book of Hergest, the White Book of Rhydderch, the Book of Aneirin, and the Book of Taliesin. If you like Welsh culture, you could name your male or female puppies after one of these spiritual names from Welsh mythology.

Male Dog Names From Welsh Mythology

Afanc: A beaver-shaped monster in North Wales.

Amatheon: A legendary figure started out as an agricultural deity.
Caradoc: One of the Seven Chiefs appointed to guard Britain during the war with Ireland.
Dylan: Son of Arianrhod, minor sea deity.
Elffin: Patron of the bard Taliesin.
Fodor: One of the Seven Chiefs appointed to guard Britain.
Geraint: Husband of Enid.
Goreu: One of the 24 sons of Custennin, and the only one who survives being killed by Yspaddaden Pencawr.
Gwern: Son of Branwen and Matholwch, who was thrown into fire by his uncle Efnysien.
Mabon: His name means "son," and he is a god of youth.
Math: A wise king who could not survive unless his feet were in the lap of a virgin.
Nisien: Brother of Efnysian, his name means "peace."
Pwca: Sprite who leads travellers astray.

Female Dog Names From Welsh Mythology

Arawn: Lord of the underworld.

Bwca: Spirits who do housework in exchange for food.
Don: Mother goddess. The constellation Cassipeia is called Llys Don after her.
Enid: Enid wept when she discovered that Geraint, her husband.
Elen: Welsh woman whom Maxen Wledig sees in a dream and then travels to Wales to marry.
Goewin: Math fab Mathonwy could not survive unless he kept his feet in the lap of a virgin. Goewin was one such virgin until she was raped by Gilfaethwy. Her name means "brave; daring."
Modron: Mother goddess. Her name means "mother."
Olwen: Daughter of the giant Yspaddaden, loved by Cwlwch.
Rhiannon: Daughter of Heiffaidd Hen, Lord of the Underworld.

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