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Meaning name Olwyn

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Olwyn

Meaning name Olwyn
Variant spelling of Welsh Olwen, meaning "footprint/track of the holy one."
Olwen - Welsh Arthurian legend name of the heroine of Culhwch and Olwen, composed of the elements ol "footprint, track," and (g)wen "fair, holy, white," hence "footprint/track of the holy one." Olwen was the daughter of the fierce giant Ysbaddaden who was fated to die if she ever married. She was a magical girl who caused flowers to spring up wherever she went. When Culhwch (a cousin of King Arthur) came to seek her hand, Ysbaddaden required that he complete a series of nearly impossibly tasks before he would grant permission for them to marry.
Olwin - Variant spelling of Welsh Olwen, meaning "footprint/track of the holy one."

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