We continue our look at St Tydfil’s family with a list of her sisters, again kindly provided by Carl Llewellyn.
GWLADYS. The wife of Gwynllyw Uilwy ab Glywys of Glywyseg in Monmouthshire, and the mother of Cattwg.
ARIANWEN. The wife of Iorwerth Hirflawdd of Powys, and the mother of Caenawg Mawr.
TANGLWST. The wife of Cyngen, and mother of Brochwael Ysgythrog, Maig and Ieuau. She was believed to have lived at Ynysygored where the nearby name of Hafod Tanglwst still survives.
MECHELL. The wife of Gynyr of Gaer Gawch.
NEFYN. The wife of Cynfarch Oer and mother of Urien Rheged. She was the founder of the church of Nefyn in Lleyn, Caernarfonshire.
GWAWR. The wife of Elidr Lydanwyn and mother of Llywarch Hen.
GWRGON. The wife of Cadrod Calchfynydd.
ELERI. The wife of Ceredig ab Cunedda and mother of Sandde, the father of St David.
LLEIAN. The wife of Gafran ab Dyfnal Hen, and mother of Aeddan Fradawg. She fled with her son after his defeat at the Battle of Arderydd to the Isle of Man. She is believed to have founded Capel Llanlleian in Carmarthen.
NEFYDD. The wife of Tudwal Berr. She is said to have been a saint at Llech Gelyddon.
RHEINGAR. Said to have been a saint at Llech, Maelienydd (Radnorshire).
GOLEUDDYDD. Founded a church in the lost community of Llanysgin in Gwent.
GWENDDYDD. The wife of Cadell Deyrnllwg and mother of St Cyngen. She was buried at Towyn, Merionethshire.
TYDIAN. A saint who lived at Capel Ogwr (Ogmore Chapel) which formerly existed in the Parish of St Bride’s Major.
ELUNED. Also known as Elevetha, Almedha or Aled. She was dedicated to religion, and refused the hand of a young prince who wished to marry her. She was murdered near Brecon on a hill called Penginger, where a church was later built and dedicated to her.
CEINDRYCH. Lived at Llandewyn, Merionethshire.
GWEN. The wife of Llyr Merini and mother of Caradawg Freigfras. She founded the church at Talgarth, where she was murdered by the Saxons.
CENEDLON. Also known as Cenai the Virgin. She lived at Emlyn in Cardiganshire.
CYMORTH. The wife of Brynach Wyddel.
CLYDAI. Lived with her sister Cymorth. She founded the church of Clydai in Pembrokeshire.
DWYNWEN. She founded the church of Llanddwynwen in Anglesey, and is considered by Welsh bards as the patron saint of lovers.
CEINWEN. She founded the churches of Llangeinwen and Cerfig Ceinwen in Anglesey.
ENFAIL. She was murdered at a place called Merthyr Enfail in Carmarthenshire.
HAWYSTYL. She founded the church of Llanhawystyl in Gloucester.
TYBIAN. She was murdered by the Saxons at Llandybie in Carmarthenshire. There is now a church dedicated to her there.