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Utter darkness. Welsh.

The ill-favoured child of Ceridwen, whose name means "Dark" or "Ugly", for whom the Potion of Knowledge is intended. This Archetype reappears in the Arthurian cycle as a mortal warrior whose unsurpassed ugliness prevents him from ever being struck at by an opponent, for fear that he might be the Devil.

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John Cowper Powys: Porius A Reader's Companion
Afagddu (136 [138]) — Pronounced “Avag-thee.” The nickname of a retainer at So, “Afagddu Hagr” (156 [162]), “Afagddu the. Hideous” (156 [161]).
Creirwy, the most beautiful girl in the world, and Afagddu, the ugliest boy. for Afagddu's ugliness, Cerridwen decided to make him highly intelli- gent.
Cerridwen Keridwen Marcel van der Pol
Afagddu, om hem grote wijsheid en kennis te schenken als compensatie voor zijn verschrikkelijke verschijning.
Dieux Celtes
8. Afagddu (galles) ... Elle est l'épouse de Tegid Foel, elle a eu une fille, Creirwy, et un fils, Afagddu.
hermosa y blanca del mundo y su hijo Afagddu, oscuro y tremendamente feo.

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From the Cauldron Born
In discussing Cerridwen's hideously ugly son Morfran Afagddu, Kris says: The primary message of the shadow is “deny it at your peril.

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Morfran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Afagddu: a Brythonic and Cymric god (Utter Darkness)
The Brythonic and Cymric god Afagddu (Utter Darkness).
Afagddu (Avagddu) | Mysterious Britain & Ireland
The son of Ceridwen and Tegid Veol, in the Welsh myth of Taliesin.
Afagddu - Encyclopedia
In the Book of Taliesin he is also called `Morfran` (`Morvran` in Middle Welsh) but named Afagddu because of the darkness of his skin and his hideousness.
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