Mungo’s mother Teneu was a princess, the daughter of King Lleuddun who ruled a territory around what is now Lothian in Scotland. She became pregnant after being raped by Owain mab Urien according to the British Library manuscript. However, other historic accounts claim Owain and Teneu had a love affair whilst he was still married to his wife Penarwen and that her father, King Lot, separated the pair after she became pregnant (are you still following this?). Later, allegedly, after Penarwen died, Tenue returned to King Owain and the pair were able to marry before King Owain met his death battling Bernicia in 597 AD. Her furious father had her thrown from the heights of Traprain Law. Surviving, she was then abandoned in a coracle in which she drifted across the Firth of Forth to Culross in Fife. It is there that Mungo was born … or so they say.
Final Resting Place:
Glasgow, , G4 0QZ
Grave Location:Saint Mungo's Tomb
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cathedral, stay to the center until you come to the tomb of Saint Mungo.