Ethlinn

Irish - A moon-goddess. Daughter of Balor and Ceithlenn or Danu. Mother of Lugh by Cian. Her father imprisoned her in a tower so that she could not produce the son prophesied to kill Balor. Cian got access to her by dressing as a woman and she bore him three sons at one birth. They were thrown into the sea on the orders of Balor but one of them, Lugh, was saved by Manannan and, in later years, fulfilled the prophecy by killing Balor. Also referred to as Ethlinn, Eithliu, Eithliu, Eithne, Eithne, Etain, Eithlinn, Eithlinn, Ethne, Ethne, Etain, Etain, Etain, Etain Eachraidhe, Etain Oig, Ethniu, Ethniu, Eithne, Eithne, Eithne, Eithne, Eithne, Eithne, Eithne, Eithne, Eithne, Eithne Imgheal, E(i)thne or E(i)thne.

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