A hill in Nannerch, Flintshire, Clwyd in Wales, where, according to legend, King Arthur's Table was situated. Certainly, a hill fort on the site may have been in use in the traditional period ascribed to Arthur. This is one of the reputed sites of the Battle of Camlann.
A legend states that the hill is haunted by an unearthly ball of light, which sometimes appear to lead treasure hunters. When the site is reached, a violent storm will spring up and drive the raiders away. The Grey Lady is also seen here.
Moel signifies a bald, conical hill (when used as a substantive). Dyn penfoel, a bald-headed man. In old times it was used as a surname - such as Howell, 'the bald-headed'. Examples of names is Moylisker (in Westmoreland) which is a corrupted form of Moel-esgair, 'bare ridge'; Malvern is a contradiction of Moel-y-fam, 'hill of judgement'.
The Irish form is moyle.
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