New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Elined


(Almedha; Electa; Ellyw) Virgin, martyr (flourished c.490). She is said to have been the daughter of Bragan (Brychan), a British prince, after whom the present county of Brecknock is named. Rejecting marriage with a mortal prince, she espoused herself to God, and was martyred. She is the Luned of the “Mabinogion” and the Lynette of Tennyson’s “Gareth and Lynette.” Feast, 1 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Elined”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 July 2012. Web. 13 May 2021. <>