London; so called from Lud, a mythical king of Britain.
Ludgate is, by a similar tradition, said to be the gate where Lud
was buried. (See London.)
“And on the gates of Lud's town set your heads.”
Shakespeare: Cymbeline, iv. 2.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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