Cian

British - A bard who travelled on the boat to Avalon with the body of King Arthur. In some lore, occasionally identified as Cian, Kian, Kian, Cian, Cian or Cian.
Irish - A sun-god. Son of Maolmhuaidh. Father of Tadhg. When his father was killed in battle with Brian Boru, Cian sued for peace and married Brian's daughter, Saba. He fell in love with a woman of the Otherworld who was living with O Cronagain, but she rejected him. When he struck her she changed into a mare, kicked Cian, breaking his leg, and galloped off. His leg was healed a year later by the Vagrant Youth who claimed to be his nephew. Sometimes referred to as Cian, Kian, Kian, Cian, Cian or Cian.
Irish - Son of Dian Cecht. Brother of Cethe, Cu, Goibhniu and Samhain. Father of Lugh by Ethlinn. His magic cow Glas Gabnach, which gave unlimited supplies of milk, was stolen by Balor. In revenge, Cian, disguised as a woman, gained access to Balor's daughter Ethlinn, who had been locked up in a tower by her father, and seduced her. He also seduced the twelve women guarding her. Ethlinn bore three sons at one birth: two were drowned on the orders of Balor; their third son, Lugh, killed his grandfather as had been predicted. Cian's family had feuded for years with the family of Turenn and he was killed by the three sons of Turenn who stoned him to death after he had turned himself into a pig, or a lapdog, to escape their attention. Another account says that Cian was an evil druid who turned children into hares and then, in the form of a hound, chased them. In this story he was turned into a boar when the sons of Turenn struck him with a stick. On occassion, referred to as Cian, Kian, Kian, Cian, Cian or Cian.

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