King of Brycheiniog
(Born c.AD 442)
(Latin: Reginus; English: Reginald)
(sometimes called Rhun) was the
eldest son of King Brychan Brycheiniog.
Despite any prior claims of his illegitimate brother, he appears to have
succeeded to the Brycheioniog throne without interruption. Little is known
of his rule, but he appears to have been a Warrior King who, it is
claimed, extended his rule over both Buellt & Gwerthrynion and Rhwng
Gwy a Hafren. He certainly invaded Gwynllwg at one point, but was chased
away by its people. His life alone was spared because the Gwynllwgians
dare not kill the uncle of their own King, St.
Cadog. When Rhain died in the late 5th century, he was buried at
Llandyfaelog Fach and succeeded by his son, Rhigeneu.
Some people consider him a saint. He is probably to be identified with Rhein Hael
(the Generous), maternal grandfather of St. Asa
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