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Amr

by Brian Edward Rise
Son of Arthur, allegedly slain (noted cryptically in an appendix to the Historia Brittonum) by his father in some unknown conflict. Said to be buried under a shifting mound in the Welsh region of Ercing near the source of the Gamber in present day Herefordshire. He is sometimes called Anir. The Welsh romance Geraint speaks of an Amhar, son of Arthur as one of four squires attending the royal chambers. Indubitably the same person, the relative unimportance of his stature (he is not even named first among the squires) is taken as a sign of his illegitimacy.

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