In medieval Welsh literature Gwydion is a magician and a trickster.

The meaning of the name Gwydion has long been a source of debate but many scholars believe it is derived from the middle Welsh word for tree and so means “Born of Trees.”

He appears in many tales but is perhaps best known for killing in combat Pryderi – the King of Dyfed in the ancient Celtic Rainforest of Coed Felenrhyd.