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Dyfan is the name of a 2nd-century saint, recorded as a missionary to Wales.
Gomer Roberts reports Gwilym Teilo's opinion that Dyfan was a missionary who came to Wales in the second century with Fagan, Meudwy and Elfan; Roberts notes that his name may also recall Dyfnan, one of the sons of Brychan Brycheiniog, and that associating a missionary named Dyfan with the dedication of a chapel as Llandyfan is conjecture because the place was always called Llandyfân with the accent on the last syllable.
Dyfan's name is also cited as Damian, Diruvianus and Deruvian.
- Mullins, Daniel J.. Early Welsh Saints. Carreg-Gwalch Press, 2003, p. 30.
- Roberts, Gomer, Hanes Plwyf Llandybie (History of the Parish of Llandybie), 1939), cited at Norman, Terry, Llandyfan Church, , accessed 17 October 2012.
- Rabenstein, Katherine I., Saint of the Day Summaries prepared in 1989, , accessed 17 October 2012.
- Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome, , accessed 17 October 2012.
- OrthodoxWiki entry Dyfan of Merthyr, , accessed 17 October 2012.