Meliau, King of Cournuaille
(Born c.AD 492)
(Welsh: Melio; Latin: Meliavus; English: Milo)

Meliau was the son of King Budic of Cornuaille, who probably succeeded a brother called Teudric. He was a good man who ruled wisely and justly in the early 6th century. His younger brother, Rivod, however, was quite different and the two often argued about what was right and what wrong, particularly surrounding the power and influence that Rivod failed to be given at Court. One day, their argument became so heated that Rivod struck out at Meliau with his knife and killed him. Meliau was briefly succeeded by his only son, St. Melor.

Records of Meliau date back to the 11th century. He may well be historic.


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