Olwyn has something very enigmatic, cabalistic, mystical about it. An Olwyn would be a dark-haired Celt with that pale skin and clear eyes. She has an aura of the supernatural about her, a sibylline gaze.

Olwyn is usually spelled Olwen-- the -wen spelling is feminine in Welsh, while -wyn, is a masculine ending. The name is derived from the word ol, meaning "track; footprint," plus the ending -wen which comes from gwen meaning "white; blessed; holy." in Welsh mythology, Olwen was the heroine of the story "Culhwch and Olwen" in the Mabinogion.

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