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Ceredig Ceredigion

King of Ceredigion

born c.420, (Latin-Caratacus, English-Caractacus)


Ceredig was born in his father, Cunedda Wledig's, original homeland of Manau Gododdin around the Upper Firth of Forth. When called upon to expel Irish invaders from North Wales in the early 5th century he travelled south with the rest of his family. He fought bravely against the advancing Gaels and his father rewarded him with the most southern area of his new kingdom, bordering on Dyfed, possibly including part of the Cantref Gwaelod. The region became so associated with Ceredig that the people named it Ceredigion after him.

Ceredigion is coterminous with the historic county of Cardiganshire which extends from the western coast on Cardigan Bay to inland hills and valleys and the upland of Plynlimon, with an elevation of 752 metres (2,468 feet).

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