Cathbad

Irish - A warrior druid. Husband of Maga. Father of Dectera, Elva and Finchoom. He was said to have killed the twelve tutors of Nessa, wife of Fachtna, and later saw her bathing in a pool. He had an affair with her, fathering a son, Conor mac Nessa, to whom he later acted as personal druid. In some accounts he told the king some news which so angered him that the brainball lodged in his forehead exploded and killed him. He was said also to have foretold the troubles of Deirdre and the fame of Cuchulainn to whom he was a tutor. Also known as Cathbad, Cathba, Cathba, Cathbhadh or Cathbhadh.

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