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Selyf Sarffgadau ap Cynan, Brenin Powys

Welsh: Selyf ap Cynan, Brenin Powys
Also Known As: ""Serpent of Meigen""
Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Of, , Powys, Wales
Death: circa 616 (41-49)
Wales?
Immediate Family:

Son of Cynan Garwyn ap Brochfael, Brenin Powys and Gwynwenwen ingen Domangart, o Dál Riata
Husband of NN . NN
Father of Manwgan, King of Powys and Dona ap Selyf, Saint
Brother of Tandreg Ddu verch Cynan Garwyn; St. Beuno ap Cynan Garwyn, of Clynnog; Eiludd ap Cynan and Dinogan ap Cynan

Occupation: King of Powys, King of Powys (r.610-d.613/5)
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About Selyf Sarffgadau ap Cynan, Brenin Powys

See Peter Bartrum, http://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/6516/TABLES%20-%20EARLY%20SERIES_14.png?sequence=32&isAllowed=y (May 9, 2018; Anne Brannen, curator)

Selyf ap Cynan or Selyf Sarffgadau (died 616) appears in Old Welsh genealogies as an early 7th century King of Powys, the son of Cynan Garwyn.

His name is a Welsh form of Solomon, appearing in the oldest genealogies as Selim. He reputedly bore the nickname Sarffgadau, meaning battle-serpent. According to the Annals of Ulster and the Annals of Wales, in 616 he died at the Battle of Chester, fighting against Æthelfrith of Northumbria. The Annals of Ulster entitle him King of the Britons, perhaps because he led a combined force from more than one Brythonic kingdom at that battle against the Northumbrians (the king of Gwynedd, Iago ap Beli, also died there according to the Annals of Wales).


The PEDIGREE of

Selyv Sarffgadau ap CYNAN

  aka Eliudd; King of POWYS

Born: abt. 591 Died: 613 k. at Battle of Caer-Legion

Poss. HM George I's 29-Great Grandfather. Poss. Agnes Harris's 27-Great Grandfather.

Wife/Partner:         (missing)
Child:         Manwgan (Maelmynan) ap SELYFAN  Possible Child:         Beli ap ELIUDD
Alternative Father of Possible Child:         Manwgan (Maelmynan) ap SELYFAN

______ ______ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ _____ ____ ___ ___

/ -- Cadell (I) Ddyrnllwg ap CADEYRN + ====> [ 143 ,,xB,&]

/ -- Pascen

| \ | (skip this generation?)

/ \ -- Gwelfyl verch BRYCHAN + ====> [ 148 ,,xD,&]

/ -- Cyngen (Cynan) Glodrydd ap CADELL

/ -- Brochfael (Brochmael I) Ysgythrog ap CYNGEN

/ \ -- Tanglwst (Tangwysl) (Saint) verch BRYCHAN + ====> [ 148 ,,xD,&]

/ -- Cynan Garwyn ap BROCHFAEL (ap BROCHWEL) (545? - 610?)

| \ / -- Pabo Post (Prost) Prydain (Saint) ap ARTHWYS + ====> [ 143 ,,BD,&]

| | / | or: Carnwydd

/ \ -- Arddyn (Ardern) PENASGELL the Wing-Headed' verch PABO

- Selyv Sarffgadau ap CYNAN

\ / -- Aidan MacGABRAN the Treacherous' of ARGYLL + ==&=> [ 150 ,,xBD,&]

| / -- Domangart MacAEDAN

| | \ -- prob. Domelch verch MAELGWN + ====> [ 151 ,,BD,&]

| / | OR: prob. not Ygerna TALIESINSDOTTIR del ACQS + ====> [ 153 ,,x,&]

\ -- Gwenwenin ingen DOMANGART


 His (poss.) 1(+)-Great Grandchildren:        Elisedd (Elisau Eliseg) ap GWYLOG   ;   Byordderch ap GWYLLAWG   ;   Brochfael (II) ap ELISEDD   ;   Sannan ap ELISEDD   ;   Bywyn ap BYORDDERCH


Also called Solomus filius Conanus Latin. Brenin Powys Selyf Sarffgadau ap Cynan o Powys also went by the name of Solomon "Battle Serpent" English, Sarffgadau = Battle Serpent. He was the successor of Brenin Powys Cynan Garwyn ap Brochfael o Powys; King of Powys.2 Brenin Powys Selyf Sarffgadau ap Cynan o Powys was born circa 591. He was the son of Brenin Powys Cynan Garwyn ap Brochfael o Powys and Gwenwenin ingen Domangart.1 Brenin Powys Selyf Sarffgadau ap Cynan o Powys succeeded his father, Cynan Garwyn, to the throne of Powys in 598. King of Powys at Wales between 610 and 613.2 He took a Powysian army north to join his 4th cousin Iago ap Beli and the united British force that was to fight King Æthelfirth of Bernicia at the Battle of Caer-Legion in 613 at Chester, Cheshire, England.1 He witnessed the death of Iago ap Beli, Brenin Gwynedd in 613 at Chester, Cheshire, England; Killed by King Æthelfirth of Bernicia at the Battle of Caer-Legion.3 Brenin Powys Selyf Sarffgadau ap Cynan o Powys died in 613 at the Battle of Caer-Legion, Chester, Cheshire, England. Killed by King Æthelfirth of Bernicia at the Battle of Caer-Legion. "Bellum Caire Legion ubi sancti occisi sunt & cecidit Solon m. Conaen, rex Britanorum."1,4,2 Chronicle of Ystrad Fflur 615: "In this year was the Massacre of the saints at Bangor Iscoed and Selyf ap Cynan Garwyn was defeated by Aethelfrith at Chester."5 He was the predecessor of Brenin Powys Manwgan ap Selyfan o Powys; King of Powys.2

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   * Brenin Powys Manwgan ap Selyfan o Powys+ b. c 6101

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p296.htm#i11701


Selyf was described as a cunning leader and called the "Serpent of Meigen".

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Composite Lives of St Beuno; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id23.html. (Steven Ferry, April 5, 2017.)

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Selyf Sarffgadau ap Cynan, Brenin Powys's Timeline

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Of, , Powys, Wales
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Age 39
Powys, Wales
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Age 45
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