Meilir Meilirion, King of Meilirion
(Born. c.AD 460)
(Latin: Malorius; English: Malor)
Melir was the eldest of the sons of
Gwron ap Cunedda, otherwise known as King
Ysfael Gwron (the Hero), King of Ysfeilion on Ynys Mon (Anglesey).
He and his brothers, Cynyr and Yneigr, joined forces with their cousin,
King Cadwallon Llawhir of Gwynedd to
drive the Irish out of Ynys Mon (Anglesey) and back across the western
sea. Their success led to complete Welsh rule over the island but, though
Meilir's kingdom in the east may have initially expanded and been renamed
Meilirion in his honour, later generations were to loose ground to their
Gwynedd allies. His son, Cynyr was probably King after his death, but for
how many generations the title endured is uncertain.
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