Meirchion the Lean, presumably a very slim man, was the son of King Gurgust Ledlum. He succeeded his father as the monarch of a united Greater Rheged. Upon Meirchion's death in the early 6th century, the kingdom seems to have been divided between his two sons, Cynfarch Oer and Elidyr Llydanwyn, probably on a north-south basis.
Records of Meirchion Gul date back to the 11th century. He could be historic.
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