Erbin of Dumnonia

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This article is about the Welsh saint and Dumnonian king. For the similarly named Cornish saint, see Erme.

Erbin of Dumnonia (ca. 427 – ca. 480) was a 5th-century King of Dumnonia (now Cornwall and Devon) and saint of Wales.[1]

Monarch[edit]

Traditionally, Erbin was a King of Dumnonia, the son of Constantine Corneu and the father of Geraint. He chiefly appears in Geraint and Enid, one of the Three Welsh Romances of the Mabinogion.

Sainthood[edit]

Erbin appears as a saint in the Bonedd y Saint and is traditionally associated with Erbistock in Denbighshire. His feast day is 13 January. Gilbert Hunter Doble suggested he might be the same as Saint Ervan/Erme of Cornwall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ford, David Nash. "Erbin, King of Dumnonia". Early British Kingdoms. Retrieved 21 February 2012.