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Dynod Bwr

Dynod son of Pabo (Welsh: Dynod or Dunod ap Pabo; Latin: Dunaunt; died c. 595), better known as Dynod the Stout (Welsh: Dynod Bwr) or Dynod Fawr was the ruler of a small kingdom in the North Pennines in the post-Roman Hen Ogledd ("Old North").

Dynod was a son of Pabo Post Prydain and is thought to have succeeded to his kingdom. After the assassination of the northern Britons' overlord, Urien Rheged, Dynod is said to have invaded Urien's kingdom of Rheged, doing battle against Urien's sons Owain and Pascent. He was reputed to have been the father of Saint Deiniol, founder of Bangor.

He is said to have died at the hands of the Bernician Angles around AD 595, although Welsh tradition identified him with the abbot Dynod at Bangor-on-Dee who was mentioned in Bede's treatment of the early 7th century Synod of Chester.

As Regione Dunotinga, his kingdom later passed into the hands of the Northumbrian English Church during the episcopacy of Bishop Wilfrid, preserving his name down to the present day in Yorkshire's Dent, Cumbria and Dentdale.[1]


  1. ^ Wood, P. N. (1996-01-01). "On the Little British Kingdom of Craven". Northern History. 32 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1179/007817296790175155. ISSN 0078-172X.

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