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Beli Mawr


Song for Beli Mawr


Beli Mawr - song for king Arthur


The sons of Beli Mawr


Beli Mawr Shield Wall


Tibetréa - Song For Beli Mawr (Demo)

Beli Mawr was an ancestor figure in Middle Welsh literature and genealogies. He is the father of Cassivellaunus, Arianrhod, Lludd Llaw Eraint, Llefelys, and Afallach. In certain medieval genealogies he is listed as the husband of Anna, cousin of Mary, mother of Jesus. According to the Welsh Triads, Beli and Dôn were the parents of Arianrhod, but the mother of Beli's other children—and the father of Dôn's other children—is not mentioned in the medieval Welsh literature. Several royal lines in medieval Wales traced their ancestry to Beli. The Mabinogi names Penarddun as a daughter of Beli Mawr, but the genealogy is confused; it is possible she was meant to be his sister rather than daughter.
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    • Beli and Belenus 

    • Beli son of Manogan 

    • Henry of Huntingdon's Belinus 

    • Geoffrey of Monmouth's Heli 

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