Cessair

Irish - Leader of the first settlers. A granddaughter of Noah. Daughter of Bith and Birren. Daughter of Japhet, some say. Wife of Fintan. She led a group of fifty women and three men (her father, brother and husband) who settled in Ireland just before the Flood to escape the deluge because, it was said, there was no room for them in her grandfather's ark. The men were Bith, her father and a son of Noah, Fintan and Ladra, the pilot of the ship. She married Fintan and they had a son Lara but she and most of the original party were killed in the flood. Others say that she died of grief when Fintan left, unable to cope with all fifty women when Bith and Ladra died. Fintan survived in the form of a salmon. When Tadhg mac Cein arrived in the Otherworld on his journey to rescue his family from the hands of Camthann, she entertained them for a whole year, which seemed like a single day. On occassion, identified as Cessair, Cesair, Cesair, Cessair, Cessair, Cesara, Cesara, Cessair, Cessair, Kesair, Kesair, Cessair, Cessair, Magog or Magog.
Irish - A princess of Gaul. Wife of Ugaine Mor. Mother of Covac and Laoghaire Lorc. In some accounts, identified as Cessair, Cesair, Cesair, Cessair, Cessair, Cesara, Cesara, Cessair, Cessair, Kesair, Kesair, Cessair, Cessair, Magog or Magog.

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