|Princess of Brycheiniog|
|Died||5th or 6th century|
Saint Adwen or Adwenna was a 5th-century Christian virgin and saint. She is recorded as a daughter of Brychan, king of Brycheiniog in south Wales, in the Cornish Life of Saint Nectan and in Robert Hunt's collection of Cornish legends. These sources associate her with the establishment of the parish of Advent in Cornwall.
The saint's feast day is unknown. In Cornwall Adwen was traditionally the patron saint of sweethearts.
- Baring-Gould, Sabine & al. The Lives of the British Saints: The Saints of Wales and Cornwall and Such Irish Saints as Have Dedications in Britain, Vol. II, pp. 107 ff. Chas. Clark (London), 1908. Hosted at Archive.org. Accessed 18 Nov 2014.
- Doble, G. H. (translator). The Life of Saint Nectan. 1941, reprinted at Bideford, 1964.
- Hunt, Robert. Popular Romances of the West of England: The Drolls, Traditions, and Superstitions of Old Cornwall, 3d ed.: "Saint Keyne". Chatto & Windus (London), 1903. Accessed 18 Nov 2014.
- Ellis, P. B. (1992) The Cornish Saints. Penryn: Tor Mark Press, p. 5
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