Llanddewi Brefi is a village on the banks of the Afon Brefi in Ceredigion, West Wales. It derives the second part of its name from a local legend involving two oxen. The oxen were hauling stone up a steep hill when one of them collapsed and died. The other bellowed nine times, and because its bellow was so loud, the place became known as Llanddewi Brefi (brefi meaning bellow).
The villages connection with the Welsh patron saint led to the first part of the village name. In the 6th century Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant), held the Synod of Brefi here and it has borne his name since; "Llan" referring in Welsh place names to a church or holy place. ....
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