Cuneda Wledig (Edyrn) Etern

Cunedda Wledig (Edyrn) Etern (abt. 0386 - abt. 0460)

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Cunedda Wledig (Cuneda Wledig) Etern formerly Edyrn aka Ætern, Edern, Ederyn
Born about in Stirling, Scotlandmap
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Died about in Montgomery, Montgomeryshire, Walesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Apr 2014
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Categories: Uncertain Existence | Legendary Ancestry of Rhodri Mawr | Estimated Birth Date.

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Date: fl. c. 390
Place: Manau Goutodin ~ around Stirling, Scotland (Family of the tribe Venicones of Scotland). Moved into Wales to found Gwynedd.[1]
Map of Early British Kingdoms


(G)Wledig translates to the Imperator
Cunedda ap Edern (fl. 5th century; also known as Cunedda Wledig ("holder of lands"), was an important early Welsh leader, and the progenitor of the royal dynasty of Gwynedd.[2]

Name: Cuneda ap Edern
Nickname: Wledig The imperator

(O)uen map (H)iguel map Catell map Rotri map Mermin map Etthil merch Cinnan map Rotri map Iutguaul map Catgualart map Catgollaun map Catman map Iacob map Beli map Run map Mailcun map Catgolaun Iauhir map Eniaun girt map Cuneda map Ætern map Patern Pesrut map Tacit map Cein map Guorcein map Doli map Guordoli map Dumn map Gurdumn map Amguoloyt map Anguerit map Oumun map Dubun map Brithguein map Eugein map Aballac map Amalach, qui fuit beli magni filius et Anna mater eius quam dicunt esse consobrina mariæ uirginis matris d’ni n’ri ih’u xp’i.[3]

Of the genealogy of the mother of king Gwynllyw, father of the venerable Cadog, repeated from the above-mentioned woman. Anna bare Beli, Beli begat Aballach, Aballach begat Baallad, Baallad bare Euguein, Euguein begat Brithguein, Brithguein begat Dubunn, Dubunn begat Oumiud, Oumiud begatAnguerit, Anguerit begat Amgoloit, Amgoloit begat Guordubn, Guordubn begat Dubn, Dubn begat Guordoli, Guordoli begat Doli, Doli begat Guorceng, Guorceng begat Ceint, Ceint begat Tacit, Tacit begat Patern Peis Rudauc, Patern begat Etern, Etern begat Cuneda, Cuneda begat Credic, Credic begat Guaul, mother of Gwynllyw. Now Gwynllyw begat the most holy Cadog.[4]

Kingdom of Gwynedd

c. 390
Cunedda Wledig (Welsh for 'prince') and his branch of Romanised Venicones of the Votadini (with his eight sons and a grandson) are transferred from the Manau dependency of the Goutodin kingdom, by Magnus Maximus (Macsen Wledig), to the former territory of the Deceangli in western Wales to secure the region from Irish raiders. Founded the kingdom of Gwynedd.[5][6]

ABT 450: Kingdom of Gwynedd Established (northern Wales). Leading a battle-hardened force of Brythons from Manaw Gododdin, Cunedda drove out the Irish and established the Kingdom of Gwynedd on the northern coast of modern Wales.


  1. Celtic Kingdoms of the British Isles: Celts of Britain, Copyright © 1999-2014 Kessler Associates. All rights reserved, added 2014-08-01, amb
  2. Wikipedia for Cunedda
  3. Harleian genealogies 1: Gwynedd part 1, amb
  4. Kunedda: Wonders of Britain, retrieved 2014-08-01, amb
  5. The History Files: Post-Roman Celtic Kingdoms - Goutodin, added 2014-08-01, amb
  6. Joyce Holt, Cumbria: The Kingdom of Rheged- The Migration, added 2014-08-01, amb

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Yale Genealogy and History of Wales, p. 10
Yale Genealogy and History of Wales, p. 10

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