Irish - A high-king of Ireland. Son of Crear, some say. Brother of Eochaid Yellowmouth. Husband of Eithne. Father of Art, Asal, Connla, Crionna and Saba. In some accounts Angus, king of Munster, who had been deposed by Eoghan Mor, enlisted Conn's help to regain his throne. Eoghan won several battles against the attacking forces and compelled Conn to divide the country into two, with Conn retaining the north. Another version says that two deposed kings, Conaire mac Mogha Lamha and Macnia, asked for Conn's help and he defeated Eoghan who went into exile. When Eoghan returned at the head of a Spanish army, Conn was defeated and shared Ireland with the victor. He is said to have discovered the Lia Fail, the Stone of Fal. In one story he had a vision in which he found himself in a wonderful land in front of Lugh, who told him the name of future kings. In another version a maiden from the Otherworld tried to lure his son, Connla, to Mag Mell, and later succeeded. When his wife Eithne died, he took Becuma, a woman expelled from the Otherworld, to live with him at Tara. This brought famine on the land and Conn was told that he should sacrifice the son of a sinless couple to lift the curse. He sailed to the Land of Wonders and returned with Segda but was persuaded to kill a cow instead of the youth. His brother, Eochaid Yellowmouth, was the cause of much trouble and, when he went to Ulster, Conn sent men to watch him. Instead they killed Eochaid. Tiobraide, king of Ulster, avenged his death when he took some of his warriors, dressed as women, to Tara where they killed the high-king. Also known as Conn, Cond, Cond, Conn, Conn or Conn.
Irish - Son of Mochaen. Brother of Aedh and Corca. He, his father and his two brothers were all killed by the Sons of Turenn when the latter attacked Mochaen's hill and raised a shout to satisfy part of the penalty imposed on them for the murder of Cian. In some lore, occasionally identified as Conn, Cond, Cond, Conn, Conn or Conn.
Irish - Son of Lir by his first wife, Aobh. At times, identified as Conn, Cond, Cond, Conn, Conn or Conn.

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