Goddess Olwen  

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"OLWEN" IS A WELSH GODDESS OF THE SPRING AND SUNLIGHT; SHE IS DEPICTED AS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WITH PALE SKIN AND YELLOW HAIR FLOWS BEHIND HER AS SHE MOVES. HER NAME MEANS WHITE PATH AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT SHE LEAVES A TRAIL OF WHITE CLOVER OR TREFOILS AS SHE PASSES IN THE AWAKENING MEADOWS OF SPRING. HER MAGIC CAUSES ALL THE FLOWERS AND TREES TO BLOOM. SHE IS ALSO CALLED THE "WHITE LADY OF THE DAY. "

IN WELSH LEGEND, "OLWEN" WAS A BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN, THE LOVER OF "CULHWCH" AND THE DAUGHTER OF THE GIANT, " YSPADDADEN". HER FATHER IS FATED TO DIE IF SHE EVER MARRIES, SO WHEN "CULHWCH "COMES TO COURT HER, HE INSISTED THAT "CULHWCH "COMPLETE SEVERAL SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE TASKS BEFORE HE WOULD ALLOW THEM TO MARRY, AND WITH THE HELP OF HIS COUSIN," KING ARTHUR, CULHWCH "SUCCEEDS AND THE GIANT DIES, ALLOWING "OLWEN" TO MARRY HER SUITOR.

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