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Caderyn Fendigaid ap Gwrtheyrn, Brenin Powys

Also Known As: "Catigern 'the Blessed'", "Cateryn"
Birthplace: Wales (United Kingdom)
Death: 447 (42-43)
Battle of Rithergabail
Immediate Family:

Son of Vortigern, King of the Britons and Severa verch Macsen
Father of Casnar Wledig and Rhuddfedel Frych ap Cadeyrn
Brother of St. Anna . verch Gwythern; Brydw ap Gwrtheyrn; Pasgen ap Gwrtheyrn; Vortimer Fendigaid ap Gwrtheyrn, High King of Britain; Plaws Hen ap Gwrtheyrn, Brenin Dyfed and 1 other

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About Caderyn Fendigaid ap Gwrtheyrn, Brenin Powys

See Peter Bartrum, (February 6, 2023; Anne Brannen, curator)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Catel Durnluc aka Cadell Ddyrnllwg; (Steven Ferry, October 7, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Ancient Powys; (Steven Ferry, October 8, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Harleian Ms 3859; (Steven Ferry, March 11, 2021.)


Cadeyrn Fendigaid "The Blessed" ap Gwrtheyrn, Brenin Powys

Latin-Catigernus, English-Catigern

Cadeyrn was nominally a King of Powys, though how much independence he would have had from his father's high-kingdom is unclear. The area was certainly the adopted homeland of the Vorteneu family and therefore it was given to Cadeyrn as Vortigern's second son. Cadeyrn was a warrior king who led the British troops at the Battle of Rithergabail (Aylesford, Kent) in 447, after his brother Vortimer's revolt against their father and his invading Saxon henchmen. He was killed on the battlefield and buried under nearby Kit's Coyty House, a megalithic dolmen

As a young man, Cadeyrn had met St.Germanus probably during his first visit to Britain. The saint blessed him and, ever since, he was given the name Fendigaid or "the Blessed".


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