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Origin of the name CULHWCH.
Etymology of the name CULHWCH.
Meaning of the baby name CULHWCH.


CULHWCH.  Welsh Arthurian.  In the story of Culhwch and Olwen, this is the name of a cousin to King Arthur, meaning "lean pig."

... It is or was a custom on All Saints' day styled the Kalends of Winter, for persons to approach the coelcerth or omen-fire and fling a stone into it; and then to fly precipitately for fear of being caught by the hwch ddu gwta, the black short-tailed pig, who (as they supposed) was pursuing them.  The mabinogi of Culhwch is sometimes entitled the History of Twrc Trwyth, and Twrc is there represented as the leader of a herd of swine; the name Culhwch signifies the lean pig.  The Ambrosian prophecies, designate Arthur as the wild boar of Cornwall;... (Britannia After the Romans, Herbert, 1836)


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