Ceithearnach

Irish - A man from the Otherworld. He dressed in striped trousers and appeared and disappeared at will. In one story he mended the broken leg of a noble on his promise to give up his churlish ways. In another, he perfomed a sort of Indian rope-trick in which he made a hare, a dog, a boy and a girl climb into the clouds on a silken thread. When they descended, the magician cut off the boy's head and replaced it facing to the rear, but later put it back in its proper position. In some accounts, he is regarded as a manifestation of Manannan. Sometimes referred to as Ceithearnach.

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