The Life of Gruffudd ap Cynan shows many similarities with tales about Heroes and , to some extent, Saint's Lives. This thesis is a thorough research of the heroic and saintly patterns within the Life of Gruffudd ap Cynan. What kind of hero does he resemble? Is Gruffudd ap Cynan a Blessed Hero, a Redeemer Hero or a Saint, or is his Life simply an amalgamation of different heroic, saintly and ‘blessed’ patterns that the author was familiar with in order to portray Gruffudd ap Cynan at his best
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