Beli "The Great", King of Britain

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Beli Mawr

Welsh: Beli
Also Known As: "Heli", "King Beli Mawr "The Great" of the Druids of the Celtic Britons", ""The Great"", "Manogan Ou Bran Nasciens"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Britain
Death: Died in Wales
Place of Burial: Wales, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of N.N. and N.N.
Husband of Dôn verch Mathonwy
Father of Caswallan ap Beli, King of the Catuvellauni; Llefelys ap Beli; Lludd Llaw Ereint, King of Britain; Iweriadd . ferch Beli Mawr, Britons; Penarddun ferch Beli Mawr and 7 others

Occupation: Sovereign Lord of Celtic Britain, King of Britain, (Other Part Aragon), King of Britons, Ruled after 100 BC, King in Britain d in 62, King, King of Britian, druid King of the Celtic Britons, King of the Britons, BC 225, KOFBRITAIN BC225
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Beli "The Great", King of Britain

Beli Mawr (translated into English as Beli the Great) was an ancestor figure in medieval Welsh literature and genealogies. He is the father of Caswallawn, Arianrhod, Lludd Llaw Eraint, Llefelys, and Afallach. In certain medieval genealogies he is listed as the husband of Anna, cousin of the Virgin Mary. Several royal lines in medieval Wales traced their ancestry to him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beli_Mawr


He was Beli Mawr "the Great", Sovereign Lord of the Celtic Britons. The story of Beli Mawr given by Geoffrey of Monmouth in Historia matches perfectly with the historical record of Rome being captured by the Celts around 390 BCE. He was the Celtic god of the sun, called Belinus by the Romans. The festival of Beltane was May 1st; May Day.


Beli Mawr From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Beli Mawr (translated into English as Beli the Great) was an ancestor figure in medieval Welsh literature and genealogies. He is the father of Caswallawn, Arianrhod, Lludd Llaw Eraint, Llefelys, and Afallach. In certain medieval genealogies he is listed as the husband of Anna, cousin of the Virgin Mary. Other sources give his wife as Dôn, daughter of Mathonwy. According to the Welsh Triads, Beli and Dôn were the parents of Arianrhod, but the mother of Beli's other children—and the father of Dôn's other children—are not mentioned in the medieval Welsh literature. Several royal lines in medieval Wales traced their ancestry to Beli.
Heli I, King of Britain, He became King of Britain, BC 225

Father: Digueillus, King of Britain, he submitted to the Gauls, BC ca. 250, He became King of Britain, BC 275

Children:

Cas "the Exile"

Lludd II, King of Britain, he became King of Britain, BC ca. 200

Nemed II, King of Britain


PLEASE DO NOT MERGE WITH THE FICTIONAL BELI MAWR.

A number of the Welsh royal families trace their ancestry to the man called Beli Mawr, whose pedigrees make him descend from the legendary Brutus of Troy. We doubt his birth-name was Beli (BAY-lee), this being one of the major Celtic gods, the God of the Sun.  But a real man of some name spawned the ensuing families, so we shall call him Beli Mawr for lack of sources citing his birth name.  He should not be confused with the fictional Beli and wife, Don, found in Welsh mythology.

The earliest extant pedigree contains what we believe to be a later copyist's gloss which attempts to describe his son Affleth as "who was son of Beli Mawr and Anna, she said to be a cousin of Virgin Mary mother of our Lord Jesus Christ".  Not only was the era of Beli Mawr 100 years too early for such a wife, there appear to be at least two (incorrect) reasons why some early writers thought the ensuing family was related to the Virgin Mary.  In some very early texts, his name was abbreviated "B.M." which was wrongly thought to mean "Beata Maria", the blessed Mary.  But more likely, his name was simply confused with the Biblical man, Heli, who is cited as the wife of Anna and father of Mary. Geoffrey of Monmouth also referred to Beli Mawr as "Heli".

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Beli "The Great", King of Britain's Timeline

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Britain
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Age 21
Wheathampstead, Hertsfordshire, England
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Age 23
Siluria, Wales
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-100
Age 29
BC, King, Siluria, Britian
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Age 57
Wales
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Age 57
Wales, United Kingdom
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Age 58
AD,,,England
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Age 58
abt 10 BC, Britian, wife of, LEAR