Cwén

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Cwén
Angle
Biographical Information
LocationHeligoland
LanguageOld English
Birthc. 5th century AD[1]
Family
SpouseEriol
ChildrenHengest & Horsa
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Cwén was the first wife of Eriol, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.[1]

History[edit]

Cwén married Eriol (then called Ottor) after he settled on the island of Heligoland in the North Sea, in the Great Lands.

Together, they had two sons called Hengest and Horsa, named so in honour of their grandfather Eoh (since the names share a similar meaning).

Sometime after, while Hengest and Horsa were still children, Cwén died, prompting Eriol to abandon the Great Lands and seek for Tol Eressëa.[1][2]

Etymology[edit]

The name Cwén is in Old English, meaning "woman, wife".[1]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Wóden[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tulkastor
 
 
 
Valwë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beorn
d. 5th century
 
Eoh
d. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
sibling
 
Vairë
 
Lindo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CWÉN
fl. 5th century
 
Eriol
fl. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naimi*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hengest
fl. 5th century
 
Horsa
fl. 5th century
 
Heorrenda
fl. 5th century
 
Hendwine*
fl. 5th century
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* The name of Hendwine's mother is not Naimi but Nelmir in the text on which the basis of his inclusion is founded upon - neither is her relation to Lindo and Vairë elaborated on.[3]

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