Rhiannon

Pronounced ree AN un
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About the name Rhiannon

Rhiannon is a name from Welsh myth meaning "Great queen". According to legend, Pwyll prayed to see a wonder and he saw a lady riding leisurely down the lane on her horse. No matter how fast he and his men rode they could not catch her though she never seemed to pick up her pace. Finally he asked her to stop and she did. This was Rhiannon, a woman from the otherworld, and they fell in love and married. She is considered by many to be the Goddess of Horses similar to Epona.

There is a song by Fleetwod Mac called Rhiannon.

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Celtic

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