Heli, King of Britain

Heli, King of Britain

Heli was a legendary king of the Britons as accounted in Geoffrey of Monmouth's pseudohistorical "Historia Regum Britanniae". He was the son of King Digueillus and succeeded by his son Lud. He ruled for forty years and produced three sons, Lud, Cassibelanus, and Nennius. The elder two both ruled Britain. Heli is cognate with the Welsh legendary figure Beli Mawr.

His reign can be estimated from 113 BC to 73 BC when based on the accounts of Geoffrey of Monmouth.


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