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The Rhianna - Rhiannon connection

Posted by Observer on February 12, 2005 at 19:44:32

In Reply to: Yeah, Perry was correct about the spelling (NT) posted by Alan on February 12, 2005 at 18:54:56:

RHIANNA English, modern name, probably a short form of RHIANNON

RHIANNON Derived from Old Celtic Rigantona meaning "great queen. In Welsh mythology Rhiannon was the goddess of fertility and the moon. This name is also borne by a princess in Welsh legends, the wife of Pwyll.

See also:

RHIANNA - witch, enchantress goddess of the moon

RHIANNON - queen of the fairies so well loved by her people she was promoted to goddess but forfeited her immortality as a goddess for the love of a mortal man.