Cynan Nant Nyfer

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Cynan Nant Nyfer ("Cynan of the Nevern Valley"; fl. 865[1]) was a 9th-century Welsh warrior whose death was recorded by most of the surviving Welsh histories.[1][2][3][4] He was credited with many victories against the Saxons.[5] Among the variations of his name was Cynan Nawdd Nifer ("Cynan, Protection of Many").[4]


  1. ^ a b Harleian MS. 3859. Op. cit. Phillimore, Egerton. Y Cymmrodor 9 (1888), pp. 141–83. (Latin)
  2. ^ Public Records Office MS. E.164/1, p. 10. (Latin)
  3. ^ British Library MS Cotton Domitian A.1, p. 140. (Latin)
  4. ^ a b Archaeologia Cambrensis: "Chronicle of the Princes", p. 15. Accessed 27 Feb 2013.
  5. ^ Williams, William. Prydnawngwaith y Cymry, neu Fer Hanes o Lywodraeth y Tywysogion Cymreig ar Gymru, yr Hon a Barhaodd o'r Flwyddyn o Oed ein Hiachawdwr 686 Hyd y Flwyddyn 1283, p. 22. J. Jones, 1822. Accessed 27 Feb 2013. (Welsh)