Irish Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Abac

The Irish version of the Addanc. On occassion, called Abac, Abhac or Abhac.

Aban

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Abcan

A harper of the Danaans. Sometimes called Abcan.

Ablach

An Irish name for Avalon. Also referred to as Ablach, Emain Ablach, Emain Ablach, Emain Abhlach, Emain of the Apple Trees, Emhain Abhlach, Island of Apple Trees, Western Paradise, Em(h)ain Abhlach, Western Paradise, British Avalon, Welsh Ynys Avallach, Welsh Ynys Avallach or Avalon.

Accasbel

One of Partholan's men. He is said to have built the first inn in Ireland. Also commonly known as Accasbel.

Acein

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Achtan

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Achtland

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Adamnan

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Adhamain

A king. Husband of Flidhais. Father of Nia Seaghamain. Identified as Adhamain.

Adhnuall

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Adna

A warrior of the Red Branch. A chief poet. Father of Neide. In some lore, occasionally known as Adna.

Adventures of the Sons of Mugmedon

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Aedh

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Aedh Abrat

Father of Angus mac Aedh, Fand and Liban. In some accounts, identified as Aedh Abrat, Aeda, Aeda, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh[sup]11[/sup], Aedh[sup]12[/sup], Aedh Allan, Aedh Baclamh, Aedh Beag, Aedh Beannan, Aedh Caomh, Aedh Dubh, Aedh Eangach, Aedh Fionn, Aedh Guaire, Aedh mac Ainmhireach, Aedh mac Duach, Aedh mac Ruadh, Aedh Ruadh, Aedh Slaine, Aedh, Aed(d), Aed(d), Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aod(h), Aod(h), Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Hugh, Hugh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh or Hu.

Aedh Allan

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Aedh Baclamh

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Aedh Beag

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Aedh Beannan

Father of Mor Mumhan. Sometimes referred to as Aedh Beannan, Aeda, Aeda, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh[sup]11[/sup], Aedh[sup]12[/sup], Aedh Abrat, Aedh Allan, Aedh Baclamh, Aedh Beag, Aedh Caomh, Aedh Dubh, Aedh Eangach, Aedh Fionn, Aedh Guaire, Aedh mac Ainmhireach, Aedh mac Duach, Aedh mac Ruadh, Aedh Ruadh, Aedh Slaine, Aedh, Aed(d) Beannain, Aed(d) Beannain, Aod(h), Aod(h), Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Hugh, Hugh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh or Hu.

Aedh Caomh

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Aedh Dubh

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Aedh Eangach

A king of Ireland. The coming of Aedh, a great leader, was prophesied by St Bearchan. Known as Aedh Eangach, Aeda, Aeda, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh[sup]11[/sup], Aedh[sup]12[/sup], Aedh Abrat, Aedh Allan, Aedh Baclamh, Aedh Beag, Aedh Beannan, Aedh Caomh, Aedh Dubh, Aedh Fionn, Aedh Guaire, Aedh mac Ainmhireach, Aedh mac Duach, Aedh mac Ruadh, Aedh Ruadh, Aedh Slaine, Aedh, Aed(d), Aed(d), Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aod(h), Aod(h), Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Hugh, Hugh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh, Aedh or Hu.

Aedh Fionn

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Aedh Guaire

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Aedh mac Ainmhireach

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Aedh mac Duach

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Aedh mac Ruadh

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Aedh Ruadh

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Aedh Slaine

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Aengaba

In some accounts, a Danaan fighting. At the first Battle of Moytura. In some references, identified as Aengaba.

aes sidhe

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Aesar

A supreme god. Consort of Eire. In some lore, occasionally identified as Aesar, Dia, Dia, Logh or Logh.

Agnoman

A Scythian. Son of Sera. Brother of Partholan and Starn. Father of Nemed. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Agnoman, Agnomen, Agnomen, Agnoman or Agnoman.

Ai

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Aichleach

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Aide

A woman drowned by Dubh when she had an affair with Dubh's. Husband, Enna. In some accounts both Aide and Dubh were wives of Enna. Sometimes referred to as Aide.

Aided Chlainne Lir

The story of the Children of Lir. Occasionally called Aided Chlainne Lir.

Aided Chlainne Tuirenn

The story of the Sons of Turenn. Occasionally identified as Aided Chlainne Tuirenn.

Aidin

Wife of Oscar. When her husband was killed in the Battle of Gabhra, she died of grief. Occasionally referred to as Aidin, Aideen, Aideen, Aiden or Aiden.

Aidne

A Milesian. He is said to have created fire by rubbing his hands together. Also commonly identified as Aidne.

Aifa

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Aige

Daughter of Broccaid mac Brice. She was turned into a fawn by a jealous druidess and killed by a hunting party of King Meilge's men. Sometimes called Aige.

Ailbe

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Ailill

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Ailill Agach

Father of Maeldun. He raped a nun, fathering Maeldun. He was killed by invaders from Leix. In some lore, occasionally known as Ailill Agach, Ailill Ochair Agha, Ailill Ochair Agha, Ailell Ochair Agha or Ailell Ochair Agha.

Ailill Aine

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Ailill Anghuba

Brother of Eochaid Airemh. He nearly died from longing for Etain, his brother's wife. Also identified as Ailill Anghuba, Ailill Anglhonnach, Ailill Anglhonnach, Ailill Anglonnach, Ailill Anglonnach, Anghlonnach, Anghlonnach, Anglonnach, Anglonnach, Ailill Angl(h)onnach or Ailill Angl(h)onnach.

Ailill Dubh-dedach

He was immune to harm from weapons but was killed by Art who found his one weak spot. Occasionally referred to as Ailill Dubh-dedach, Ailell, Ailell, Ailill, Ailill, Ailill Aine, Ailill Fionn, Ailill Flann Beag, Ailill Ionbhanna, Ailill mac Dunlaing, Ailill Molt, Ailill of Aran or Ailill.

Ailill Fionn

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Ailill Flann Beag

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Ailill Ionbhanna

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Ailill mac Dunlaing

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Ailill mac Mata

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Ailill Molt

Son of Diathi. He tried to collect the boramha tribute from the Leinstermen but was defeated. Occasionally called Ailill Molt, Ailell, Ailell, Ailill, Ailill, Ailill Aine, Ailill Dubh-dedach, Ailill Fionn, Ailill Flann Beag, Ailill Ionbhanna, Ailill mac Dunlaing, Ailill of Aran or Ailill.

Ailill of Aran

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Ailill Olom

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Aille

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Ailleann

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Aillen

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Aillinn

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Aimend

A sun-goddess. In some lore, occasionally identified as Aimend.

Ain

A fire-god and god of magic. Husband of Ea-Anu. Sometimes referred to as Ain, Aion, Aion, Ayin, Ayin, Molc, Molc, Mollac, Mollac, Molloch, Molloch, Mulac, Mulac, Oin, Oin, On, On, Aun, Aun, Oannes, Dagan, Onn, Onn, On(n) or On(n).

Aine

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Ainge

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Ainlé

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Ainmire

A high-king of Ireland. Father of Aedh mac Ainmhireach. Sometimes called Ainmire, Ainmhire or Ainmhire.

airbedruad

An impenetrable magic hedge. It was said that druids could conjure up such a hedge round opposing armies. In some accounts, called airbedruad.

Aireach

Son of Milesius and Seang. He was one of those drowned during the Milesian invasion of Ireland. Also identified as Aireach.

Airgedlamh

A name of Nuada referring to his. Silver hand. Sometimes known as Airgedlamh, Airgetlamh, Airgetlamh, Nuada, Argetlam, Argetlam, Nuada, Nuada, Nuadhu Find, Nuadhu Necht, Argatlam, Elcmar, Ne(a)chtan, Nuadhu (Find), Nuadu, Nuda, British Nodens, Welsh Nudd or Neit.

Airgtheach

An island paradise. This was one of the many islands visited by Bran in the course of his famous voyage. Identified as Airgtheach, White House, White House, The White House or The White House.

Airiu

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Airmid

Daughter of Dian Cecht. Sister of Miach. In some references, known as Airmid, Airmed, Airmed, Airmeith or Airmeith.

Airnealach

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Aislinge meic Conglinne

The story of Anera mac Conglinne and the tricking of the Hunger-beast. In some lore, occasionally called Aislinge meic Conglinne, Vision of Mac Conglinne or Vision of Mac Conglinne.

Aislinge Oenguso

The story of Angus Og and his quest for Caer Ibormeith. On occassion, referred to as Aislinge Oenguso, Dream of Angus or Dream of Angus.

Aitheachda

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Aithirne

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Albadanzor

An Irish chieftain. He was one of 100 warriors fighting for King Cildadan against 100 knights of the British king, Lisuarte. Also commonly referred to as Albadanzor.

Alchard

A king of the Otherworld. Father of Gilla Dacar. Occasionally called Alchard.

Ale of Goibhniu

A drink which conferred immortality on those who drank it. In some lore, occasionally known as Ale of Goibhniu.

Alladhan

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Alloit

A sea-god. In some accounts he is regarded as the father of Manannan. Also commonly known as Alloit.

Almu

The home of Finn mac Cool. On occassion, identified as Almu, Almhu, Almhu, Almhu (of the White Walls) or Almhu (of the White Walls).

Altus

A Roman. In some accounts it was he, not Cathbad, who brought the news of Christ's death to Conor mac Nessa. In some references, known as Altus.

Alva

Daughter of Ailill of Aran. Sister of Aobh and Aoife. Foster daughter of Bodb Dearg. Daughter of Bodb Dearg, in some accounts. On occassion, called Alva, Arbha, Arbha, Alva, maahiset, maahiset, Alva, Alv-myror, maa-alused, maanalaiset, alv-myror or alva.

Amadan

A male fairy that can paralyse a human. Merely by its touch. At times, referred to as Amadan, Stroke Lad, Stroke Lad, 'fool' or 'fool'.

Amadan Mor

The chief Stroke Lad of the fairies. Occasionally known as Amadan Mor, Great Fool or Great Fool.

Amadan na bruidne

The fool of the fairy palaces of the sidhe. Occasionally known as Amadan na bruidne.

Amaite Aidgill

Evil spirits on the side of the Danaans in their battles with the Fir Bolg. Sometimes referred to as Amaite Aidgill, Hags of Doom or Hags of Doom.

Amergin

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Amhlaoibh

A king of Scandinavia. Father of Beiuda. Sometimes called Amhlaoibh.

Amoroldo

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An Scal

A name of Lugh as 'the phantom'. In some lore, occasionally referred to as An Scal, Lugh, Lugh, Bright One, The, Find, Ildanach, Lug, Lugh Chromain, Lugh Laebach, Lam(h)fada, Lonbemlech, Lonnbemnech, Ord-ollam, Samildanach, The Bright One, Celtic Lug, Gaulish Lugus, Roman Mercury or Welsh Llew Llaw Gyffes.

Ana

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Andoid

One of the 4 who survived the biblical. Flood outside the Ark. In some references, identified as Andoid.

Anera mac Conglinne

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Anguish

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Angus Bolg

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Angus mac Aedh

Son of Aedh Ahrat. Brother of Fand and Li Ban. At times, known as Angus mac Aedh, Aeng(h)us, Aeng(h)us, Angus Bolg, Angus mac Airt, Angus mac Lamh, Angus mac Nadfraoich, Angus Og, Angus Tuirmheach, Aong(h)us, Aong(h)us, Oeng(h)us or Oeng(h)us.

Angus mac Airt

One of Finn mac Cool's men carried off by Gilla Dacar. Also identified as Angus mac Airt, Aeng(h)us, Aeng(h)us, Angus Bolg, Angus mac Aedh, Angus mac Lamh, Angus mac Nadfraoich, Angus Og, Angus Tuirmheach, Aong(h)us, Aong(h)us, Oeng(h)us or Oeng(h)us.

Angus mac Lamh

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Angus mac Nadfraoich

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Angus Og

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Angus Tuirmheach

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Anind

Son of Nemed. It is said that when his grave was being dug, Loch Ennell was formed. In some references, known as Anind.

Anluan

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Annals of Tigernmas

Stories which include some references to Arthurian lore, including the Battle of Camlan which is dated to the year 541. Also identified as Annals of Tigernmas.

Aobh

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Aodan

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Aodan mac Gabrain

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Aodhfhinn

Wife of Conall Dearg. Mother of Enda. Sometimes called Aodhfhinn.

Aoi

A daughter of Finn mac Cool. Sometimes referred to as Aoi.

Aoibheall

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Aoife

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Aonbharr

A horse of Manannan that could travel. Over the waves. This animal was later given to Lugh. Also commonly called Aonbharr, Aonbarr, Aonbarr, Enbarr, Enbarr, Enbharr, Enbharr, Horse of Manannan, Horse of Manannan, Splendid Mane, Splendid Mane, Enb(h)arr or Enb(h)arr.

Aoncos

An island in the Otherworld. This was one of the places visited by Maeldun. On occassion, identified as Aoncos, Island of the Silver Column, Island of the Silver Column, Island of the Silver Columns or Island of the Silver Columns.

Aonna

A monk acting as confessor to Guaire. Occasionally called Aonna.

Araidhe

A wizard. He was said to be an ancestor of the Dalraida people, and in some accounts is the brother of Ollav Fola. Also referred to as Araidhe.

Arannan

Son of Milesius. On the voyage from Spain to Ireland he fell, from the top of the ship's mast, into the sea and drowned. In some references, known as Arannan.

Arca Dubh

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Ard-Greimne

Lord of Lethra. Father of Princess Aifa and Skatha. In some references, referred to as Ard-Greimne, 'high power' or 'high power'.

Ard-mhac-Leinn

In some accounts, the Otherworld. On occassion, referred to as Ard-mhac-Leinn.

Ard Righ

The title of the high-king of Ireland. Occasionally known as Ard Righ, Ard Ri, Ard Ri, Ardri or Ardri.

Ardan

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Argadnel

An island paradise. One of the many islands visited by Bran during his famous voyage. Sometimes known as Argadnel, Silver Cloud or Silver Cloud.

Art Aoinfhear

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Arthur

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Arthur of Dalriada

Son of King Aodan of Dalriada. In some accounts he is regarded as the original King Arthur. At times, referred to as Arthur of Dalriada.

Artur

Son of Nemed. He was the leader of the Nemedians in the battle with the Formoire at Cramh Ros. Also identified as Artur.

Asal

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Assa

The original name of Nessa. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Assa, Nessa, Nessa, Neas, Neasa, Nes, Ness, Niassa, Neas(a) or Nes(s).

Ath Liag Fionn

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Ath Nuchair

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Atharna

A king. When his son was murdered, he pronounced a curse on the killers; as a result, all the crops and cattle in Leinster died. Occasionally referred to as Atharna.

Avon Dia

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bachlach

A phantom. One of the most famous bachlachs is the one involved in the beheading contest at Bricciu's feast. In some lore, occasionally identified as bachlach, bananachs, bananachs, Geniti Clinne, bocanachs, bananchs or bananchs.

Bachrach

A poet of Leinster. In some accounts it was he, not Cathbad, who brought the news of Christ's death to Conor mac Nessa. Occasionally called Bachrach.

Badb

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badb

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Badb Catha

A name of Badb in the form of a crow. In some references, identified as Badb Catha.

Badhamair

A woman captured by Finn mac Cool. She was beheaded by the warrior Cuirreach Life who was then killed and decapitated by Finn. Occasionally known as Badhamair.

Baile

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ball seirc

The love-spot on Dermot's forehead. On occassion, referred to as ball seirc, Love-spot or Love-spot.

Balma

Wife of Lara. She and her husband, together with Fintan, were survivors of the flood. Identified as Balma.

bananachs

Evil spirits accompanying Morrigan. Also commonly identified as bananachs, Geniti Clinne, Geniti Clinne, bochanachs, bachlach, bachlach, bananchs or bocanachs.

Banba

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Banblai

Father of Buic. At times, referred to as Banblai.

Banschi

Queen of the elves. Also called Banschi, banshee, banshee, banshie, bansith, bean-si, bean sidhe, benshee, si-bean, badhb(h), bean si(dhe), si-b(h)ean, Scottish caoineag, Welsh cyhyreath or si-bhean.

banshee

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Baoisce

Father of Ealtan. An ancestor of Finn mac Cool. Sometimes known as Baoisce.

Barra

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Baruch

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Bascna

Leader of one of the clans in the Fiannna under Finn mac Cool. Also identified as Bascna.

Battle of Achall

A battle in which Tuathall overthrew. The usurper Eiliu and gained the throne of Ireland formerly held by his father, Fiachu. Also commonly identified as Battle of Achall.

Battle of Ath Cro

A battle in which Conan Gulban and his brothers led an army that defeated the forces of Ulster. In some references, called Battle of Ath Cro.

Battle of Bealach Eile

A battle in which Cathal was defeated. By the forces of Leinster. Occasionally identified as Battle of Bealach Eile.

Battle of Bile Teineadh

The conflict between the sons of Milesius, over the distribution of land, in which Amergin was killed. Occasionally referred to as Battle of Bile Teineadh.

Battle of Carn Chonaill

A battle in which the high-king, Dairmaid, defeated Guaire, king of Connaught, who had initiated many cattle-raids. In some lore, occasionally called Battle of Carn Chonaill.

Battle of Ceann Abhradh

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Battle of Ceann Bugha

A battle in which Raghallach defeated and killed Colman and took over the throne of Connaught. In some references, called Battle of Ceann Bugha.

Battle of Clontarf

The battle in which the Irish, under Brian. Boru, finally defeated the Norsemen. In some accounts, known as Battle of Clontarf, Battle of Cluain Tairbh or Battle of Cluain Tairbh.

Battle of Comar

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Battle of Crionna

A battle in which the high-king, Cormac mac Airt, helped by Tadhg, defeated Ulster. Also commonly called Battle of Crionna.

Battle of Cul Dreimhne

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Battle of Dun Bolg

A battle in which Brandubh. Defeated the Ui Neill clan when Aedh mac Ainmhireach tried to collect the boramha. Sometimes identified as Battle of Dun Bolg.

Battle of Elen

A battle in which High-king Fergal was defeated by the forces of Leinster. Under their king, Muchadh mac Brain. Sometimes called Battle of Elen.

Battle of Fionn's Strand

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Battle of Fochaird

A battle in which Cormac mac Airt. Regained the throne from which he. Had been expelled by Fiachu Araidhe. In some references, known as Battle of Fochaird.

Battle of Gabhra

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Battle of Garach

The last battle of the Cattle Raid of Cooley when the Ultonians defeated. The forces of Maev and Ailill. Also commonly known as Battle of Garach, Garach or Garach.

Battle of Knock

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Battle of Leitir Ruibhe

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Battle of Magh Agha

A battle between the high-king Conn, and Cathaoir Mor, king of Leinster, who was defeated and killed. In some accounts, called Battle of Magh Agha.

Battle of Magh an Chairche

A battle in which Daithi. Defeated Fearadhach Fionn and conquered Scotland. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Battle of Magh an Chairche.

Battle of Magh Mucramha

The battle in which Lugaid mac Con. Defeated Ailill Olom and Art and took the throne of Ireland. Also referred to as Battle of Magh Mucramha.

Battle of Magh nIotha

The battle in which Partholan and his. Followers defeated the Fomoire when they settled in Ireland. Called Battle of Magh nIotha.

Battle of Magh Ratha

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Battle of Moylena

A battle in which High-king Conn. Defeated Eoghan Mor. In some references, identified as Battle of Moylena, Battle of Maighe Lena, Battle of Maighe Lena, Cath Maighe Lena, Cath Maighe Lena, Maighe Lena or Maighe Lena.

Battle of Tailltinn

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Battles of Damhchluain

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Battles of Moytura

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Bave

Daughter of Calatin. In some stories she assumed the guise of Niam, daughter of Celtchair, in an attempt to lure Cuchulainn to his death. In some references, called Bave, Bav, Bav or Badb.

Be Neit

A name for Morrigan. On occassion, called Be Neit, Morrigan, Morrigan, Badb, Mach, Mor-Rhioghain, Mor-Rioghan, Morrighan, Morrigu, Phantom Queen, Badb, Fea, Mor-Riogha(i)n, Connaught Maev or Ulster Mac(c)ha.

Beagan

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Bealchu

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Bearchan

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Beare

A Spanish princess, wife of Eoghan Mor. She married Eoghan when he was exiled by Conn. Occasionally known as Beare.

Bearrach

A wife of Finn mac Cool, some say. In some references, called Bearrach.

Bebhionn

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Bebo

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Bec

A female warrior. Also known as Bec.

Bec Fola

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Bec mac De

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Bechuille

A Danaan witch. She, together with Ai, Cridhinbheal and Lugh Laebach, defeated the sons of Carman and captured their mother. Also called Bechuille, Becuma, Becuma or Be Chuma.

Becuma

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Befind

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Beiuda

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Belisima

A name given to Brigit. In some lore, occasionally called Belisima, Belisama, Belisama, Belishma, Brigit, Brigit, Banfile, Birgit, Brid(e), Bridget, Brig(gida), Brig(h)id, British Brigant(i)a, Gaulish Briganda, Brigantu or Brigindo.

Beltene

A god of death. Sometimes called Beltene, Beltane, Beltane, Bealtaine, Bealtuinn, Beltaine, Beltan, Beltene, Beltern, Beltine, Cetsamain, Cetshamain, Day of Beltane, Laa Boaldyn, Samradh, Baltern, Be(a)ltaine, Cets(h)amain, Day of Beltaine or Welsh Calan Mai.

Ben Bulben

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Ben Edar

The site of Aidin's grave: a sacred. Graveyard of royalty. On occassion, called Ben Edar.

Beoan

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Beoil

A servant of Partholan. He is said to have built the first house in Ireland. Referred to as Beoil, Brea or Brea.

Beothach

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Berach

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Bersa

Husband of Mair. In some accounts, identified as Bersa.

Bhalbhuaidh

The Irish name for Gawain. Sometimes identified as Bhalbhuaidh, Gawain, Gawain, Gauvaine, Gavain, Gawan, Gawayne, Knight of the Goddess, Galvagin, Gauvain(e), Gwrfan, The Red Knight, Dutch Walwain, Walewein, Walwanus, French Gauvain, Gauwain, Gayain, Irish Balb(u)aidh, Latin Walga(i)nus, Scottish Uallabh, Welsh Gwalchgwyn, Gwalchmai, Gwalchmei, Green Knight, Balb(h)uaid(h) or Balb(h)uaid(h).

Big Donag MacManus

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Big Hag

A female water monster slain by Finn. Mac Cool. Also known as Big Hag.

Bile

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bile

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Birog

A druidess. She accompanied Cian when he dressed as a woman to gain access to the imprisoned Ethlinn. In some references, referred to as Birog.

Birren

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Bith

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Black Arcan

In some accounts, the druid Finegas. In some lore, occasionally identified as Black Arcan, Arca Dubh, Arca Dubh, Black Arcan or Black Arky.

Black of Sainglenn

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Blai

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Blathmhac

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Blathnat

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Bledlochtana

Monsters called up by the Dagda to help the Danaans at the first Battle of Moytura. Identified as Bledlochtana.

Boann

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bocanachs

Evil spirits accompanying Morrigan. Also identified as bocanachs, bachlach, bachlach, bananachs, bananchs, bocan, bocan, boccanachs, boccanachs, Scottish bodachs, Scottish bodachs, bachlach,bananachs or bachlach,bananachs.

Bochna

Mother of Fintan by Labraid. Also commonly known as Bochna, Bochra, Bochra, Mochna, Mochna, Mochra or Mochra.

Bodb Dearg

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Bodhbhcha

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Bodhmhall

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Boilce

A satirist. Wife of Luightheach. Mother of Conall Corc. Occasionally referred to as Boilce.

Bolgbhain

In some accounts, mother of Conall Corc. Known as Bolgbhain.

Book of Armagh

A book of Irish myths. In some accounts, referred to as Book of Armagh.

Book of Ballymote

A book of legends including the exploits of Conn of the Hundred. Battles and the story of Niall and the ugly woman. In some lore, occasionally identified as Book of Ballymote.

Book of Durrow

A book of legends. Occasionally called Book of Durrow.

Book of Fermoy

A 5th C. Book of myth and legend. Also called Book of Fermoy.

Book of Invasions

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Book of Leinster

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Book of the Dean of Lismore

A collection of the stories told to St. Patrick by Oisin. Occasionally referred to as Book of the Dean of Lismore.

Book of the Dun Cow

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boramha

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Borba

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Boyhood Deeds of Fionn, The

A 12th C. Book dealing with the wisdom and exploits of Finn mac Cool as a youth. Sometimes called Boyhood Deeds of Fionn, The.

Bracon

A Danaan warrior. Grandfather of Finn mac Cool, some say. Also known as Bracon.

brain-ball

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Bran

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Brandubh

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brandubh

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Brea

A servant of Partholan. He is said to have introduced cooking into Ireland. Also referred to as Brea, Beoil or Beoil.

Breas

One of the Finn Eamhna. Son of Eochaid Feidhleach and Cloithfhinn. Brother of Clothra, Lothar, Maev and Nar. Also commonly referred to as Breas, Bres, Bres, Breas, Bress, Eochaid, Eochu Bres, Eochy or Gormac.

Breasal

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Breasal Bealach

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Bregia

A giant. Sometimes called Bregia.

Brendan

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Breng

One of the 3 names for the Dagda's wife. She was alternatively known as Meabel or Meng. In some accounts, called Breng, Breg or Breg.

Breoghan

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Bres

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Bri

Daughter of Midir. She died of a broken heart when her father rejected Liath as a suitor for his daughter's hand. Referred to as Bri.

Bri Leith

The home of Midir. Also called Bri Leith.

Brian

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Brian Boru

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Bricciu

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Bricciu's Feast

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Briccne

A monk. He told the young Maeldun about the men who had murdered Maeldun's father. On occassion, known as Briccne, Bricne, Bricne or Bricciu.

Brigh

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Brighe

Daughter of Orca mac Carrthain. In some accounts, she was the mother of Aedh Allan. Sometimes identified as Brighe.

Brighid

Wife of Seanchas Torpeist. Sometimes called Brighid.

Brigit

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Britan

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Broadb

Brother of Angus Og. In some references, called Broadb.

Brocaid mac Brice

Father of Aige. Called Brocaid mac Brice, Broccardinae, Broccardinae or Brocaid mac Bride.

Brod

A servant of Conor mac Nessa. He was in the force that his master led to attack Sin at the house of Gearg. At times, referred to as Brod.

Brodir

A soldier said to have killed Brian Boru. At the Battle of Clontarf. In some accounts, referred to as Brodir.

Brogan

A scribe who recorded the exploits of Finn mac Cool and the Fianna as related to St Patrick by Cailte or Oisin. Sometimes referred to as Brogan.

Broicseach

Mother of St Brigit by Dubhthach. At times, known as Broicseach.

Bron-Troghain

A festival in honour of Trograin, superseded by Lugnasad. In some references, identified as Bron-Troghain, Brontroghain, Brontroghain or Bron Troghain.

Brown Bull of Cooley

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Brown Mouse

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Bruighean Caorthuin

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Buan

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Buarainech

A cow-faced-god. Father of Balor, some say. On occassion, referred to as Buarainech.

Buchat

A cattleman of Tara. Husband of Odras. In some references, referred to as Buchat.

Buda

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Buic

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Buichet

A foster mother to 6 children who had been turned into pigs. Sometimes known as Buichet, Derbrenn or Derbrenn.

Buile Suibne

The 8th C. Story of the madness of Suibne after he insulted St Ronan. Occasionally called Buile Suibne.

Buino the Red

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Cab an Dosain

A man from the Otherworld. He took Conan Maol to his home where he became involved in weird exploits. At times, identified as Cab an Dosain.

Cael

A warrior killed at the Battle of Fionn's Strand. In some accounts, called Cael.

Caer Ibormeith

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Cahair Mor

A king. An ancestor of Finn mac Cool. Occasionally referred to as Cahair Mor.

Caibell

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Caicher

A druid who prophesied that the Milesians would conquer Ireland. Also identified as Caicher.

Caier

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Cailleach Bolus

One aspect of a triune goddess with Cailleach Bheur and Cailleach. Corca Duibhne. Occasionally referred to as Cailleach Bolus.

Cailleach Corca Duibhne

One aspect of a triune goddess. With Cailleach Bheur and Cailleach Bolus. Also known as Cailleach Corca Duibhne.

Caillin

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Cailte

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Caimin

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Caince

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Cainneach

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Cairbre

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Cairbre Caitcheann

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Cairbre Cluitheachar

Son of Cu Chorb. Brother of Cormac Lusc, Meas Corb and Nia Corb. Occasionally known as Cairbre Cluitheachar, Caibre, Caibre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre Caitcheann, Cairbre Crom, Cairbre Lifeachair, Cairbre mac Eadoine, Cairbre Musc, Cairbre Nia Fear, Cairbre, Caipre, Caipre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbri, Cairbri, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Carpre, Carpre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Coirbre, Coirbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Coirpre, Coirpre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre or Cairbre.

Cairbre Crom

A king of Meath. On occassion, called Cairbre Crom, Caibre, Caibre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre Caitcheann, Cairbre Cluitheachar, Cairbre Lifeachair, Cairbre mac Eadoine, Cairbre Musc, Cairbre Nia Fear, Cairbre, Caipre, Caipre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbri, Cairbri, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Carpre, Carpre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Coirbre, Coirbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Coirpre, Coirpre, Cairbre, Cairbre, Cairbre or Cairbre.

Cairbre Lifeachair

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Cairbre mac Eadoine

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Cairbre Musc

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Cairbre Nia Fear

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Cairell

Son of Finn mac Cool. He was killed by Goll mac Morna when he denied Goll the champion's portion at a feast. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Cairell, Caireall, Caireall or Carell.

Cairneach

A cleric. He travelled with his cousin Muirchertach when he returned to Ireland from Scotland. Sometimes known as Cairneach, British Carranog or British Carranog.

Caithreim Conghail Clairingnigh

A story in which it is asserted that King Arthur was the father of Art Aoinfheaor. At times, called Caithreim Conghail Clairingnigh.

Caitlin Og

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Caladbolg

A sword used by various heroes, including Cuchulainn. Sometimes called Caladbolg, Caladcholg, Caladcholg, Caladfwlch, Welsh Caledfwlch or Welsh Caledfwlch.

Caladcholg

The sword of Fergus mac Roth. Sometimes called Caladcholg, Caladbolg, Caladbolg, Welsh Caledfwlch, Caladfwlch, Caladfwlch, Caledfwlch or Excalibur.

Caladin

The sword of Cuchulainn. Occasionally identified as Caladin, Cailidcheannq, Cailidcheannq, Cruaidin Cailidcheann, Cruaidin Cailidcheann, (Cruaidin) Cailidcheann or (Cruaidin) Cailidcheann.

Calatin

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Calpait

A druid. Brother of Maol. He and his brother were tutors to Ethne and Fedelma, the daughters of Laoghaire mac Grimthann. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Calpait.

Calpurnius

A deacon. Father of Patrick by Concess, some say. Sometimes known as Calpurnius.

Camthann

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Camulos

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Canair

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Cano

A king of Ulster. He was killed by Conall Gulban who, with his brothers, led a force from Connaught at the Battle of Ath Cro. In some accounts, referred to as Cano.

Cano mac Gartnain

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Canola

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Cantigern

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Caoimhghin

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Caoince

Son of Finn mac Cool. In some lore, occasionally called Caoince.

Caoinchomhrac

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Caoith

An ancient god. Sometimes referred to as Caoith.

Caol

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Caol an Iarainn

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Caolcharna

Husband of Lasair. Father of St Feichin. Also identified as Caolcharna.

Caomhall

Wife of Caomhlugh. Mother of Caoimhghin. Also referred to as Caomhall.

Caomhlugh

Husband of Caomhall. Father of Caoimhghin. Also commonly identified as Caomhlugh.

Caon

Daughter of Finn mac Cool. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Caon.

caorthann

The rowan or quicken tree, said to have magical properties. Also identified as caorthann.

Carbad

Father of Bricciu. Also known as Carbad.

Carbad Searrdha

The war chariot of Cuchulainn. Occasionally identified as Carbad Searrdha.

Carberry

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Carell

Father of Tuan mac Carell. In some references, referred to as Carell, Caireall, Caireall or Cairell.

Carenn

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Carmac

An ancestor of Brigit. Son of Carruin. Father of Cis. Also commonly called Carmac.

Carman

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Carruin

An ancestor of Brigit. Father of Carmac. Also commonly identified as Carruin.

Carthach

Husband of Sochla. Father of Molua. Also referred to as Carthach, Mochuda, Mochuda or Carthach.

Cascorach

A Danaan minstrel. In some references, known as Cascorach.

Cath Almaine

A 10th C. Story of the battle in which Fergal mac Maolduin was killed. In some references, known as Cath Almaine.

Cath Fionntra

The story of the Battle of Fionn's Strand. At times, identified as Cath Fionntra, Cath Fionntraga or Cath Fionntraga.

Cath Maighe Lena

A 13th C. Tale of the exploits of Eoghan. Mor and the Battle of Moylena. In some lore, occasionally identified as Cath Maighe Lena, Battle of Moylena, Battle of Moylena, Battle of Maighe Lena or Maighe Lena.

Cath Maighe Tuired

An 11th C. Story of the Battles of Moytura. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Cath Maighe Tuired, Battles of Moytura, Battles of Moytura, Battles of Mag Tuired, Battles of Magh Tuireadh, Battles of Maighe Tuired or Moytura.

Cath Sith

A fairy cat. On occassion, referred to as Cath Sith, Scottish Cait Sith or Scottish Cait Sith.

Cathal

Son of Rogallach and Muireann. In the story that says that his father was killed by Maolbhrighde, it was Cathal who slew his father's killer. Also commonly referred to as Cathal.

Cathal mac Aodha

A king of Munster. In some accounts it was he, rather than Cathal mac Fionghuine, who married Mor Mumhan. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Cathal mac Aodha.

Cathal mac Fionghuine

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Cathaoir Mor

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Cathbad

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Cathluan

A king of the Picts. He was driven from Ireland by Eremon and took over Scotland. Referred to as Cathluan.

Cattle Raid of Cooley

The invasion of Ulster by Ailill and Maev to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley. Also referred to as Cattle Raid of Cooley, Cuailnge, Cuailnge, Daire, Quelny, Quelgny, Quelgny, Cuailnge, Brown Bull, Brown Bull or Cuailnge.

Cave of Cruachan

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Ceact

A goddess of healing. At times, known as Ceact.

Ceadach

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Ceannai Fionn

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Cearas

A fire-god. Known as Cearas, Crom-Eocha, Crom-Eocha, Rad, Rad, Ruad, Ruad, R(u)ad or R(u)ad.

Cearball O Dalaigh

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Cearmaid

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Cearnait

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Ceartan

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Ceat

Son of Ailill and Maev. He was one of seven sons, all known as Maine. At times, called Ceat.

Ceatach

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Cebha

Daughter of Finn mac Cool. Wife of Goll mac Morna. She was given to Goll when he killed the sorceress, Irnan. In some accounts, identified as Cebha, Keva or Keva.

Ceithearnach

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Ceithlenn

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Cellach

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Celtchair

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Cenchos

A Fomoire warrior. Also referred to as Cenchos.

Cenn Cruiach

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Cenn Dubh

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Cenn Finn

A harper. He accompanied Eber Finn when he took the southern half of the country. Also referred to as Cenn Finn.

ceo side

A mist caused by the fairies to lead. People astray. Occasionally referred to as ceo side.

ceol side

Fairy music that lures people to the Otherworld. On occassion, referred to as ceol side.

Cermait

A name of Ogma as 'honey-mouth'. In some references, known as Cermait, Ogma, Ogma, Oghma, Grianaine(a)ch, Grianeces, Mac Elathon, British Ogmia, Celtic Ogmius or Welsh Gwydion.

Cerna

An evil beast. Also identified as Cerna.

Cessair

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Cessarn

A bard at the court of Conn, the high-king. In some accounts, identified as Cessarn.

Cet

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Cethe

Son of Dian Cecht. Brother of Cian and Cu. Also referred to as Cethe, Ceithinn, Ceithinn, Cet or Cet.

Cethern

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Chicol

Son of Goll and Lot. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Chicol.

Children of Calatin

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Children of Domnu

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Children of Lir

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Chroin

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Ciabhan

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Cian

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Ciaran of Cluain

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Ciaran of Saighir

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Cichol Gricenchos

Son of Goll. He was the leader of the Fomoire at the time of the invasion by Partholan. Also commonly referred to as Cichol Gricenchos, Cicol the Footless or Cicol the Footless.

Cildadan

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Cinnéide

A chieftain. Father of Brian Boru. Also called Cinnéide.

Cir

A poet. He accompanied Eremon when he took the northern half of the country. Also commonly identified as Cir.

Cis

An ancestor of Brigit. Son of Carmac. Father of Crear. Called Cis.

Claidhimh Soluis

The sword of Lugh. Sometimes known as Claidhimh Soluis, Sword of Light or Sword of Light.

Cletine

The spear of Cuchulainn. At times, referred to as Cletine, Duaibhseach, Duaibhseach, Duaibhseach or Duaibhseach.

Cliach

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Cliona

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Cloithfhionn

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Clothra

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Cluasach O Failbhe

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Cluitheachair

Son of Cu Chorb. At times, identified as Cluitheachair.

cluricane

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Cnoc Miodhchaoin

The hill of Miodhchaoin (Mochaen) on which nobody was allowed to shout. Also identified as Cnoc Miodhchaoin.

Cnu Dearoil

A servant of Finn mac Cool. He was a dwarf, less than two feet tall, found by Finn outside a fairy mound. In some accounts, identified as Cnu Dearoil.

Coba

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Cochar Cruife

A lover of Uathach. When Cuchulainn accidentally broke Uathach's finger, Cochar challenged him to single combat and was killed. In some lore, occasionally known as Cochar Cruife.

Codal

Foster father of the young Eire. In some references, identified as Codal.

Coil Croda

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Coinchend

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Coir Anmann

A story of the exploits of Connla, son of Cuchulainn. Also commonly referred to as Coir Anmann.

Colcu

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Colga

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Colla

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Colla Fochra

Brother of Colla Meann and Colla Ilais. He and his brothers killed High-king Fiachu who was their uncle. On occassion, referred to as Colla Fochra, Conlae, Conlae, Colla Ilais, Colla Meann or Colla.

Colla Ilais

Brother of Colla Fochra and Colla Meann. He and his brothers killed High-king Fiachu who was their uncle. In some lore, occasionally identified as Colla Ilais, Conlae, Conlae, Colla Fochra, Colla Meann or Colla.

Colla Meann

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Colloquy of the Old Men

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Colman

A king of Connaught. Father of Guaire. He was killed at the Battle of Ceann Bugha by Ragallach, who then took over the throne. Also identified as Colman.

Colman Beag

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Colman mac Duach

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Colptha

Son of Milesius and Scota. In some references, called Colptha.

Colum

A smith-god of the Danaans. In some references, referred to as Colum, Columba, Columba, Colm Cille, Colmcille, Colum, Criomhthann or Criomhthann.

Columba

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Coman

Wife of Mochta. Mother of Moninne. On occassion, referred to as Coman.

Comgan

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Conaing

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Conall

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Conall Anghlonnach

A warrior of Ulster. Son of Eochaid Feidhleach and Cliothfhionn. In some references, identified as Conall Anghlonnach, Conal, Conal, Conall, Conall Clogach, Conall Dearg, Conall Gulban, Conall mac Suibhne or Conall.

Conall Cearnach

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Conall Clogach

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Conall Corc

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Conall Dearg

Husband of Aobhfhinn. Father of Enda. Occasionally called Conall Dearg, Conal, Conal, Conall, Conall Anghlonnach, Conall Clogach, Conall Gulban, Conall mac Suibhne or Conall.

Conall Gulban

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Conall mac Suibhne

Son of Suibhne mac Colmain. He killed Aedh Slaine who had killed Conall's father. Occasionally referred to as Conall mac Suibhne, Conal, Conal, Conall, Conall Anghlonnach, Conall Clogach, Conall Dearg, Conall Gulban or Conall.

Conan

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Conan Cinn Sleibhe

A noble of the Otherworld. Father of Findearbh. Sometimes referred to as Conan Cinn Sleibhe, Conand, Conand, Conan mac an Leith Luchra, Conan mac Febar, Conan mac Lia, Conan mac Morna, Conan Meriadoc, Conan of the Grey Rushes, Conan Rod, Conan, Conann or Conann.

Conan mac an Leith Luchra

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Conan mac Febar

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Conan mac Lia

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Conan mac Morna

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Conan of the Grey Rushes

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Conan Rod

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Conaran

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Conary mac Mogha

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Conary Mor

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Concess

In some accounts, mother of Patrick. By Calpurnius. In some lore, occasionally known as Concess.

Concheanann

A friend of Berach. When Cu Allaidh tried to put a curse on Berach, Concheanann killed him. Identified as Concheanann.

Conchenn

Daughter of Bodb Dearg. She was courted by Cliach but her father refused to sanction the marriage. Sometimes identified as Conchenn, Conchend or Conchend.

Conchobar

Son of King Arthur. In Irish lore he was killed by Eochaid, son of Ailill and Maev. Also commonly called Conchobar.

Conchubhar Abhradhrua

A king of Leinster. In some accounts, known as Conchubhar Abhradhrua.

Condery

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Congall

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Congall Caoch

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Congall Clairingneach

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Conganchas

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Conmhaol

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Conn

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Conn Cuithir

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Connadh Bruidhe

Father of Laoghaire Buadhach. Sometimes known as Connadh Bruidhe.

Connla

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Connlead

A bishop. He was thrown to the wolves, on the orders of Brigit, for disobedience. Occasionally called Connlead.

Conor mac Nessa

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Conus

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Corb

a god of the Fomoire Sometimes known as Corb.

Corb Cliach

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Corb Gaillne

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Corban

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Corc Duibhne

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Corca

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Cormac

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Cormac Cas

King of Munster. Son of Ailill Olom. Husband of Samhair. Also called Cormac Cas.

Cormac Cond Longes

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Cormac Lusc

Son of Cu Chorb. Brother of Cairbre Cluitheachair, Meas. Corb and Nia Corb. Referred to as Cormac Lusc.

Cormac mac Airt

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Cormac mac Cuilennan

A 10th C. Writer of Irish legends. Sometimes identified as Cormac mac Cuilennan.

Cormac mac Dubhthach

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Coroticus

A man turned into a fox by St Patrick. Also referred to as Coroticus.

corpan side

A changeling brought by the fairies. Occasionally known as corpan side, siodbrad or siodbrad.

Corra

A legendary Irish voyager preceding. Brendan and Maeldun. Occasionally referred to as Corra, O'Corra or O'Corra.

Corrchend

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Cothulin Druth

A device which, when placed on the head, enabled humans to live. Under water. In some accounts, identified as Cothulin Druth.

Coule

A prince. He became enchanted with a beautiful maiden and sailed off with her to the Land of the Living. Also identified as Coule.

coulin

The music of the fairies. At times, referred to as coulin.

Covac

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cow

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Craebruad

One of the homes of the king of Ulster. Occasionally referred to as Craebruad, Craebderg, Craebderg, Ruddy Branch, Red Branch, Red Branch, Ruddy Brach or Ruddy Brach.

Craftiny

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Crann Bethadh

The Tree of Life. Also identified as Crann Bethadh.

Crann Buidhe

The spear of Dermot O'Dyna. Sometimes referred to as Crann Buidhe.

Crear

Son of Cis. Father of Conn. Sometimes identified as Crear.

Cred

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Credné

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Cridhinbheal

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Crimmal

Brother of Cumaill. An uncle of Finn. Occasionally identified as Crimmal.

Criomhthann

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Criomhthann Cas

A king of Connaught. Son of Cathaoir Mor. Father of Laoghaire. Also identified as Criomhthann Cas, Crimthann, Crimthann, Criomhthann, Criomhthann, Criomhthann mac Fiodhaigh, Criomhthann Nia Nair, Criomhthann Sciathbheal, Criomthann, Grimthann, Grimthann, Criomhthann or Criomhthann.

Criomhthann mac Fiodhaigh

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Criomhthann Nia Nair

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Criomhthann Sciathbheal

A king of Leinster. Occasionally called Criomhthann Sciathbheal, Crimthann, Crimthann, Criomhthann, Criomhthann, Criomhthann Cas, Criomhthann mac Fiodhaigh, Criomhthann Nia Nair, Criomthann, Grimthann, Grimthann, Criomhthann or Criomhthann.

Crionna

Son of Conn Ceadchathach. Brother of Art and Connla. In some accounts both he and Connla were killed by jealous uncles. Also known as Crionna.

Croagh Patrick

A holy mountain in Ireland. Sometimes known as Croagh Patrick.

Crochan

A maid servant of Etain Eachraidhe. Sometimes known as Crochan.

Cruithne

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Crundchu

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Cu

A minor sun-god. Son of Dian Cecht. Brother of Cethe, Cian, Goidhniu and Samhain. In some accounts, identified as Cu.

Cu Allaidh

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Cuailnge

The Irish version of Cooley. Also commonly called Cuailnge, Cattle Raid of Cooley, Cattle Raid of Cooley, Quelgny, Brown Bull, Daire, Daire, Cuailnge, Dara, Quelny or Quelny.

Cuare

Son of Scatha. Brother of Uathach. Referred to as Cuare.

Cuchulain of Muirthemne

Legends of the hero Cuchulainn, translated by Lady Augusta Gregory. Also commonly referred to as Cuchulain of Muirthemne.

Cuchulainn

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Cuchullin Saga

A book of Irish legends including the exploits of Cuchulainn and the story of the Sons of Usna, etc., written by Eleanor Hill. In some references, identified as Cuchullin Saga.

Cucullin

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Cuilleann

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Cuimhne

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Cuirreach Life

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Culann

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Culdub

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Cumaill

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Cumane

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Cumascach

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Cunlaid

A war lord. He was one of those killed by Conall Cearnach to avenge the death of Cuchulainn. Sometimes called Cunlaid.

Cur

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Curad-mir

The best cut from the joint, given to the champion at a feast. In some lore, occasionally known as Curad-mir, Hero's Portion or Hero's Portion.

Curcog

A daughter of Manannan. Also commonly called Curcog.

Curnan

A prince of Connaught. He accidentally killed a man in a hurling match and was put to death by High-king Diarmaid mac Cearbhaill. At times, known as Curnan.

Curoi

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Cuscraidh

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Da Chich nAnnan

A pair of breast-shaped hills in Kerry. They are said to be the home of the Danaans. Also referred to as Da Chich nAnnan, Paps of Anu or Paps of Anu.

Da Coga

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Da Deara

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Da Derga

A lord of Leinster. Occasionally referred to as Da Derga, Da Dearg, Da Dearg, Da Derg, Da Derg, Dearg, Dearg, Bodb Dearg, Derg, Derg, (Da) De(a)rg or (Da) De(a)rg.

Da Derga's Hostel

The building where Conary Mor was besieged by his enemies and killed. Also referred to as Da Derga's Hostel.

Da Tho

Father of Mac Da Tho. Occasionally called Da Tho.

Dael Duiled

The chief bard of Ulster. On occassion, identified as Dael Duiled.

Dagda, The

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Daigh mac Cairill

A monk. Foster father of Berach. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Daigh mac Cairill.

Daire

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Daire Dearg

A son of Finn mac Cool. In some accounts he was swallowed by a monster but escaped by cutting open its stomach. Occasionally identified as Daire Dearg, Dara Dearg or Dara Dearg.

Daire Donn

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Daire Greine

The oak grove of the sun. Also identified as Daire Greine.

Daire mac Deadhe

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Daireann

Daughter of Bodb Dearg. Sister of Saba. She fell in love with Finn and when he rejected her she drove him mad with a magic potion. Also referred to as Daireann.

Dairne

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Daithi

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Daitlenn

One of the dogs of Mael Fothartaig. This dog, and another called Doilin, accompanied Mael when he went to Scotland to avoid his new stepmother, Ethne. In some references, called Daitlenn.

Dal nAraidhe

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Dall

Father of Felim mac Dall. Sometimes identified as Dall.

Dallan Forgaill

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Dalriada

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Dalua

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Daman

A Fir Bolg. Father of Ferdia, some say. Also commonly identified as Daman, Damhan or Damhan.

Dana

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Danaans

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daoine beaga

A name for the fairies as 'little folk'. Also commonly referred to as daoine beaga, aes sidhe, aes sidhe, aos sidhe, daoine maite, daoine sidhe, oes sidhe or English shee folk.

daoine maite

The fairies. Sometimes called daoine maite, aes sidhe, aes sidhe, aos sidhe, daoine beaga, daoine sidhe, oes sidhe or English shee folk.

Daol Dearmaid

A warrior. Father of Achtland. He had three sons but they were abducted by Eochaid Glas. Occasionally referred to as Daol Dearmaid, Doel Dearmaid or Doel Dearmaid.

Daolach

A wife of Finn mac Cool, some say. Also known as Daolach.

Daolchu

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Daolghu

The tallest man in the Fianna. Also commonly known as Daolghu.

Dara

A druid of Cormac mac Airt. In some accounts, called Dara, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Daire, Cuailnge or Cuailnge.

Darerca

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Dartaid

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Dathi

A king of Ireland. He was said to have been killed by lightning while leading his army on the Continent. At times, called Dathi.

datugad

A magical power. Those who supposedly have this power always receive the best cards when playing card-games. In some accounts, called datugad.

Dawen

A sacred cow in some accounts. Also identified as Dawen.

De Gabail int Sida

A manuscript relating to the allocation of the sidhe by the Dagda. Occasionally known as De Gabail int Sida, Conquest of the Fairy Mound or Conquest of the Fairy Mound.

Dea

A war goddess. Occasionally known as Dea.

Deadhadh

Son of Cairbre. Brother of Duach. He quarrelled with his brother, who had him blinded. Sometimes known as Deadhadh.

Deaglan

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Dealgnaid

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Dearbhfhorgaill

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Deardubha

A woman acting as a messenger for the Fianna. At times, called Deardubha.

Dearg Druchtrach

The horse of Conall Cearnach. Identified as Dearg Druchtrach.

Death Coach

A ghostly carriage. This vehicle, driven by a headless coachman, is said to stop in front of any house where a death is imminent. Also called Death Coach.

Debility of the Ultonians

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Dectera

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Dedad

Founder of a military order in Munster. On occassion, called Dedad, Degad or Degad.

Deirdre

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Deirdre of the Sorrows

A play by J. M. Synge dealing with the story of Deirdre and Naisi. Occasionally referred to as Deirdre of the Sorrows.

deiseal

A right-hand circumnambulation. Round a holy place. Such 'holy rounds' imitate the sun and are said to bring good luck or to ward off evil. In some accounts, referred to as deiseal.

Deithin

Wife of Earc mac Trein. Mother of Deaglan. Also identified as Deithin.

Dela

A Fir Bolg king of Leinster. Father of Morca and Slaine. At times, called Dela, Dele or Dele.

Delbaeth

Brother of the Dagda. Father of Dana, in some accounts. Father of Lugh by Eire, some say. Sometimes called Delbaeth.

Delbchaem

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Demna

The name given to Finn mac Cool. At birth. In some accounts, referred to as Demna, Deimne, Deimne, Demhne, Demhne, Demne, Demne, Finn mac Cool, Finn mac Cool, Fair One, Find, Finn mac Cumhail, Fionn mac Cumaill, Fionn mac Cumal, Mac Cool, Find, Finn mac Cumhal, Fionn mac Cuma(il)l, Fionn mac Cumhail, Manx Fin, Scottish Fingal, Welsh Gwion, Noidhiu, De(i)mne or De(i)mne.

Deoca

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Deoraidh

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Der Greine

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Derbrenn

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Derg Corra

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dergflaith

A cup from which kings drank to mark. Their role as consort to Flaitheas. On occassion, known as dergflaith.

Dering mac Doba

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Dermot O'Dyna

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Desa

A noble. He acted as foster-father to the young Conary, rearing him alongside his three great-grandsons. Occasionally identified as Desa.

Dian Cecht

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Diarmaid

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Diarmaid mac Aodha Slaine

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Diarmaid mac Cearbhaill

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Digdi

In some accounts, the name of Cailleach Bheur. Sometimes identified as Digdi, Cailleach Bheur, Cailleach Bheur, Bera, Boi, Cailleach Beara, Cailleach Bhearra, Cailleach Bui, Cailleach Mov, Caillech Bherri, Hag of Beara, Boi, Dirri, Old Woman (of Beara), Old Woman of Dingle, Manx Caillagh ny Groamagh, Scottish Muilearteach, Scota or Muilearteach.

Dil

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Dinnsenchas

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Diomna

A hermit who taught St Deaglan. Occasionally referred to as Diomna.

Dithorba

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Diuran

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Doba O'Bascna

Father of Dering. Occasionally identified as Doba O'Bascna.

Dobhrain

Uncle and foster father of Deaglan. On occassion, referred to as Dobhrain.

Doilin

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Doireann

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Dolar Durba

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Domhnall

Father of Dornolla. He was a warrior who taught Cuchulainn in Scotland before Skatha. Also identified as Domhnall, Domnal, Domnal, Domhnall Breac or Domhnall mac Aodha.

Domhnall Breac

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Domhnall mac Aodha

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Domnu

A Fomoire mother-goddess. Mother of Inneach. Also referred to as Domnu.

Donall Dualbhui

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Donn

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Donn Bo

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Donn Dumhach

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Donn O'Dyna

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Donn Tetscorach

Brother or, some say, son of Midir. Also identified as Donn Tetscorach.

Donncha Daoi

Husband of Mor Mumhan. His wife left him and she failed to find him when she later went in search of him. Occasionally known as Donncha Daoi.

Donnchadh

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Donnuir

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Donnus

In some accounts, a masculinised. Version of Dana. Called Donnus, Dôn, Dôn, Deon, Mother of the Gods, Irish Dana or Llys Dôn.

Dord Fian

The battle-cry of the Fianna. At times, referred to as Dord Fian.

Dorn

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Dornolla

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Dot

Father of Balor, some say. Also called Dot.

Draidecht

A name for the Dagda as god of magic. Occasionally known as Draidecht, Dagda, The, Dagda, The, Aed(h), Dagd(a)e Daire, Daghd(h)a, Daygide, Dugal the Brown, (Eochaid) Ollathair, Great God, Mighty One, Ruad Rof(h)essa, Ruadh Ro-Fheasa, Ros Ruadh or Gaulish Sucellos.

Dreibhriu

A lover of Angus Og. Daughter of Eochaid Feidhleach. In some accounts, called Dreibhriu.

Drostan

A druid of the Picts. He advised the Leinster king, Criomhthann Sciathbheal, to sprinkle the battlefield with milk, whereupon all the wounded were healed. In some accounts, known as Drostan, Drust, Drust, Drust(r)an, Drustranus, Drystan, Tristram, Tristram, Tristam, Drust(an), Drustran(us), Pro of Iernesetir, Soul of Grief, Tantris, Tramtris(t), Tristan, Tristrem or Welsh Trystan.

Duach

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Duaibhseach

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Dubh

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Dubh Lacha

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Dubh Rois

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Dubhgiolla

The talking shield of Aedh. Also called Dubhgiolla, Black Servant or Black Servant.

Dubhlainn

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Dubhthach

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Dubhthach Daol Uladh

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Duibhdhriu

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Duibhind

Daughter of Conaire and Sarait. Sister of Cairbre. One of her three brothers, Cairbre Musc, fathered on her twin boys, one of whom was Corc Duibhne. Sometimes known as Duibhind.

Duibhne

A goddess of Munster. Also commonly identified as Duibhne, Dovinia or Dovinia.

dun

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Dun Bhalair

The castle of Balor on Tory Island. Occasionally identified as Dun Bhalair, Tur Bhalair or Tur Bhalair.

Dun Dealgan

The fortress-home of Cuchulainn in the Plain of Muirthemne. On occassion, called Dun Dealgan.

Dun Scaith

The realm of Midir: the underworld. In some accounts, an early name for the Isle of Man. Identified as Dun Scaith.

Dunadd

The capital city of Dalriada, in west Scotland. Called Dunadd.

Dunadhach

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Dunchadh

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Dunlaing

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Durthacht

Father of Eoghan. Also referred to as Durthacht.

Ea-Anu

Wife of the fire-god Ain. Also known as Ea-Anu, Bidhgoe or Bidhgoe.

eac uisge

A malicious water-horse. On occassion, referred to as eac uisge, each uisge, each uisge, Scottish kelpie, Scottish kelpie, glaistyn or tangie.

Eachtach

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eachtra

A story of (mythical) exploits, usually in the Otherworld. In some lore, occasionally called eachtra, eachtrai, eachtrai, echtra, echtra, echtrai, echtrai, plure(a)chtrai or plure(a)chtrai.

Eachtra an Amadan Mor

A story of the exploits of the Great Fool. Sometimes referred to as Eachtra an Amadan Mor.

Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil

The story of Alexander and his. Tranformation into the Crop-eared. Dog. On occassion, identified as Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil.

Eachtra Mhelora agus Orlando

A 16th C. Story about the warriormaid, Melora, daughter of King. Arthur. In some accounts, known as Eachtra Mhelora agus Orlando.

Eachtra Nerai

The story of Nera and the corpse. Sometimes known as Eachtra Nerai, Adventures of Nera or Adventures of Nera.

Eadaoin

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Ealtan

An ancestor of Finn mac Cool. Son of Baoiscne. Father of Sualt. Also called Ealtan.

Eamhnait

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Eanna

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Earc

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Earc mac Trein

Husband of Deithin. Father of St Deaglan. In some references, known as Earc mac Trein, Erc, Erc, Earc, Earc or Earc.

Easal

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Eber Donn

A leader of the Milesians. He was killed for his cruelty before reaching Ireland. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Eber Donn, Brown Eber, Brown Eber, Eibhear, Eibhear, Eber Finn, Eber Scot, Eber, Heber or Heber.

Eber Finn

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Eber Scot

Son of Sru. Sometimes known as Eber Scot, Eibhear, Eibhear, Eber Donn, Eber Finn, Eber, Heber or Heber.

Echid

Father of Nessa. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Echid.

Echtrae Cormaic

The story of Cormac mac Airt and Manannan. In some accounts, referred to as Echtrae Cormaic.

Echtrai Conli

The story of Connla and the woman from the Otherworld. Also identified as Echtrai Conli.

Ecne

In some accounts, son(s) of Dana. Also commonly referred to as Ecne.

Edain

A Celtic horse-goddess. Called Edain, Eadaoin, Eadaoin, Eadain, Edaein, Edain, Edaoin, Etain, Etain, Etain or Etain Eachraidhe.

Eibhir

Daughter of Iunsa. Mother of Oscar by Oisin. In some references, identified as Eibhir.

Eibhliu

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Eigit Salaigh

A blacksmith. Father of Amergin. At times, identified as Eigit Salaigh, Eigeat Salach or Eigeat Salach.

Eilim mac Conrach

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Eire

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Eirinn

Another version of Eire. Some stories have her as the mother of the Triple Goddess Banba, Eire and Fohla. Also referred to as Eirinn, Eirin, Eirin or Eire.

Eiscir Riada

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Eisirt

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Eithne

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Eithne Imgheal

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Eladu

Father of the Dagda. Husband of Dana, some say. In some lore, occasionally identified as Eladu, Elatha, Elatha, Ealada, Ealadha, Ealatha, Elathan, Elthan, Ealad(h)a or El(a)than.

Elatha

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Elcmar

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Eleanor

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Ellan Sheeant

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Elva

Daughter of Cathbad and Maga. Wife of Usna. Mother of Ardan, Ainlé and Naisi. Known as Elva, Ebhla, Ebhla, Ebla, Ebla, Elba, Elba, Elbha, Elbha, Eb(h)la, Eb(h)la, Elb(h)a or Elb(h)a.

Emain Ablach

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Emain Macha

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Emer

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Emne

A hero of the voyage to many strange. Places with Lochan and Silvester. Occasionally called Emne.

En mac Ethomain

A poet at the court at Tara. Also commonly known as En mac Ethomain.

Enda

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Enna

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Eochaid

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Eochaid Airemh

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Eochaid Allmuir

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Eochaid Armdhearg

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Eochaid Beag Dearg

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Eochaid Beag mac Cairbre

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Eochaid Dala

In some accounts, the third husband of Maev. In some references, referred to as Eochaid Dala, Eochaidh, Eochaidh, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid Allmuir, Eochaid Armdhearg, Eochaid Beag Dearg, Eochaid Beag mac Cairbre, Eochaid Eigeas, Eochaid Feidhleach, Eochaid Glas, Eochaid mac Eachach, Eochaid mac Erc, Eochaid mac Erca, Eochaid mac Luchta, Eochaid mac Maireadha, Eochaid Muigl, Eochaid Mumho, Eochaid Ollathair, Eochaid Ronn, Eochaid Salbuidhe, Eochaid Uaircheas, Eochaid Yellowmouth, Eochaid, Eocho, Eocho, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid Airemh, Eochy, Eochy, Bres, Eochaid, Eochaid or Eochaid.

Eochaid Eigeas

A poet. In some accounts, he is the same as Dallan Forgaill or Ollav Fola. Also identified as Eochaid Eigeas, Dallan Forgaill, Dallan Forgaill, Eochaidh, Eochaidh, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid Allmuir, Eochaid Armdhearg, Eochaid Beag Dearg, Eochaid Beag mac Cairbre, Eochaid Dala, Eochaid Feidhleach, Eochaid Glas, Eochaid mac Eachach, Eochaid mac Erc, Eochaid mac Erca, Eochaid mac Luchta, Eochaid mac Maireadha, Eochaid Muigl, Eochaid Mumho, Eochaid Ollathair, Eochaid Ronn, Eochaid Salbuidhe, Eochaid Uaircheas, Eochaid Yellowmouth, Eochaid, Eocho, Eocho, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid Airemh, Eochy, Eochy, Bres, Eochaid, Eochaid or Eochaid.

Eochaid Feidhleach

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Eochaid Glas

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Eochaid mac Eachach

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Eochaid mac Erc

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Eochaid mac Erca

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Eochaid mac Luchta

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Eochaid mac Maireadha

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Eochaid Muigl

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Eochaid Mumho

A king of Ireland. Also commonly known as Eochaid Mumho, Eochaidh, Eochaidh, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid Allmuir, Eochaid Armdhearg, Eochaid Beag Dearg, Eochaid Beag mac Cairbre, Eochaid Dala, Eochaid Eigeas, Eochaid Feidhleach, Eochaid Glas, Eochaid mac Eachach, Eochaid mac Erc, Eochaid mac Erca, Eochaid mac Luchta, Eochaid mac Maireadha, Eochaid Muigl, Eochaid Ollathair, Eochaid Ronn, Eochaid Salbuidhe, Eochaid Uaircheas, Eochaid Yellowmouth, Eochaid, Eocho, Eocho, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid Airemh, Eochy, Eochy, Bres, Eochaid, Eochaid or Eochaid.

Eochaid Ollathair

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Eochaid Ronn

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Eochaid Salbuidhe

Father of Nessa. Occasionally referred to as Eochaid Salbuidhe, Eochaidh, Eochaidh, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid Allmuir, Eochaid Armdhearg, Eochaid Beag Dearg, Eochaid Beag mac Cairbre, Eochaid Dala, Eochaid Eigeas, Eochaid Feidhleach, Eochaid Glas, Eochaid mac Eachach, Eochaid mac Erc, Eochaid mac Erca, Eochaid mac Luchta, Eochaid mac Maireadha, Eochaid Muigl, Eochaid Mumho, Eochaid Ollathair, Eochaid Ronn, Eochaid Uaircheas, Eochaid Yellowmouth, Eochaid, Eocho, Eocho, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaid Airemh, Eochy, Eochy, Bres, Eochaid, Eochaid or Eochaid.

Eochaid Uaircheas

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Eochaid Yellowmouth

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Eochu

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Eochu Gunnat

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Eoghabal

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Eoghan

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Eoghan Beal

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Eoghan mac Ailealla

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Eoghan mac Durthacht

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Eoghan Mor

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Eol

A supernatural being. This being was said to be a supporter of Manannan and once fought Cuchulainn. On occassion, called Eol.

Eolgarg

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Eolus

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Eone

Son or grandson of the Dagda. Also commonly identified as Eone.

Eorann

Wife of Suibne Geilt. Also known as Eorann.

Erannon

Son of Milesius and Scota. When the Milesians invaded Ireland, he fell from the mast of a ship and was drowned. Referred to as Erannon.

Ercol

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Eremon

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Eri

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Ernmas

Father of Badb, Macha or Morrigan. Identified as Ernmas.

Err

A warrior of Connaught. Both he and his charioteer, Foich, were killed when they challenged Cuchulainn at the ford. In some lore, occasionally known as Err.

esca

The moon. The proper name was taboo so euphemisms such as 'esca' were used. On occassion, referred to as esca, gealach, gealach, luan, re, 'brightness', luan, re, luan, luan, re or re.

Esras

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Esru

Son of Gaedheal. Father of Sru. In some accounts, known as Esru, Esras, Esras or Esias.

Etain

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Etain Eachraidhe

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Etain Oig

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Etan

Daughter of Riangabair and Finnabair. Sister of Id and Laeg. Also identified as Etan.

Etar

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Etarcomal

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Eterskel

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Ethal Anubail

A Danaan ruler. Father of Caer Ibormeith. Sometimes known as Ethal Anubail, Ethal Anubal, Ethal Anubal, Ethal Anubhail or Ethal Anubhail.

Ethlinn

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Fachtna

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Fafne

A bard. He composed a satire which caused the King Meilge to break out in blotches on his face. Also commonly known as Fafne.

Fail Inis

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Failbe Fionn

A king of Munster. He gave shelter to St Mochuda and his followers who had been expelled from their monastery. Also referred to as Failbe Fionn.

fairy mounds

Markers said to indicate the presence of the Divine People, the Danaans. In some references, called fairy mounds.

Falias

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Fan

An ancient fire-god. Also referred to as Fan.

Fanchea

Sister of Enda. In some references, known as Fanchea.

Fand

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Fannell

Son of Nechtan Scene. Brother of Foill and Tuachell. He was a supernatural being who was killed by Cuchulainn. Sometimes known as Fannell.

Faobhair

A son of Finn mac Cool. In some references, known as Faobhair.

Faruach

A magician. He made the ship in which he, Foltor and Finn mac Cool chased Gilla Dacar and rescued the men he had carried off. Sometimes referred to as Faruach.

Fate Trinity

The trio Ana, Badb and Macha. As Morrigan. Also called Fate Trinity.

Fathach

A mythical giant. Also commonly called Fathach, Fachtna, Fachtna, Fathach, Fachtna the Giant, Fomoire, Fomoire, Domnu's gods, Fathach, Fomhoire, Fomhoireans, Fomoiri, Fomorians, Formori, Formorii, Formors, Domnu's Gods, Fomhoire(ans), Formori(i), Lochlanners, 'sea giants' or Manx Foawr.

fathi

The Irish druids. Sometimes referred to as fathi, druid, druid, draio, drui, draoi or Fathi.

Faylinn

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Fea

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Feadhach

Ruler of an island in the Otherworld. Father of Flann. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Feadhach.

Fear Baoth

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Fear Diorche

A druid who turned Saba into a deer. When she rejected his advances. Sometimes identified as Fear Diorche, The Dark Druid or The Dark Druid.

Fear Fi

A musician. Lugaid mac Con went to war with Eoghan Mor when they argued about which of them had first discovered Fear Fi. In some accounts, called Fear Fi.

Fear Gortac

A magical type of grass which causes. Insatiable hunger. Another version describes it as a hungerdemon in the form of a wrinkled old man. At times, referred to as Fear Gortac.

Fear Logha

A charioteer to Ailill and Maev. Identified as Fear Logha.

Fearadhach

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Fearadhach Fionn

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Fearbh

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Fearbhlaidh

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Fearcheas mac Comain

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Feardhomhain

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Feargna

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Fearn

A son of Partholan. In some references, referred to as Fearn.

Feast of Goibhniu

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Febal

Father of Bran. Also identified as Febal, Feabhail, Feabhail, Febhal or Febhal.

Fedelma

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Feibh

In some accounts, daughter of Conor mac Nessa and wife of Conn Cearnach. Occasionally called Feibh.

Feichin

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Feidhilm

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Feidhlim

Son of Ailill and Maev. He was one of seven sons all known as Maine. In some references, called Feidhlim.

Feidhlimidh

Father of Conn Ceadchathach. In some references, called Feidhlimidh, Fedlimid, Fedlimid, Feidhlimidh, Feidhlimidh, Feidhlimidh Cam O Baoill, Feidhlimidh mac Criomhthann, Felim mac Dall or Felim.

Feidhlimidh Cam O Baoill

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Feidhlimidh mac Criomhthann

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Feimhean

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Feini

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Feinius

Father of Niul. In some lore, occasionally identified as Feinius.

Feinnidh

A leader of a troop of the Fianna. In some references, called Feinnidh.

Feis na Samhna

An Irish name for Samhain. In some references, referred to as Feis na Samhna, Samain Feis or Samain Feis.

Feis Tighe Chonain

The story of Finn mac Cool's visit to the castle of Conan in the Otherworld. In some references, referred to as Feis Tighe Chonain.

Felim mac Dall

A harp-player at the court of Conor. Mac Nessa. Son of Dall. Father of Deirdre. Sometimes called Felim mac Dall, Feidhlimidh, Feidhlimidh, Fedlimid, Fedlimid, Feidhlimidh, Feidhlimidh, Feidhlimidh Cam O Baoill, Feidhlimidh mac Criomhthann, Felim, Phelim or Phelim.

Fenian Cycle

A collection of stories relating. The exploits of Finn mac Cool and his warriors, the Fianna. Sometimes called Fenian Cycle, Fianna Cycle, Fianna Cycle, Finn Cycle, Finn Cycle, Fionn Cycle, Fionn Cycle, Ossianic Cycle or Ossianic Cycle.

Fenice

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Feniusa Farsa

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Fer Cherdne

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Fer Fidail

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Fer Gruadh

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Fer-tai

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Fer-ti

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Ferbaeth

A warrior of Connaught. He was one of those who fought with Cuchulainn in single combat during the Cattle Raid of Cooley and was killed. Sometimes known as Ferbaeth.

Fercob

A king of Munster. He and his men fought alongside Finn and the Fianna at the Battle of Gabhra. Also referred to as Fercob.

Ferdia

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Ferdoman

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Fergal mac Maolduin

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Fergar

A companion of Conary Mor. Also identified as Fergar.

Fergna

A physician. He advised Angus Og on how to locate Caer Ibormeith. Sometimes referred to as Fergna, Fergne or Fergne.

Fergus

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Fergus Bearn

Father of St Ruadan. In some accounts, called Fergus Bearn, Fe(a)rg(h)us, Fe(a)rg(h)us, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus Foga, Fergus Leathdhearg or Fergus mac Earc.

Fergus Cearbhaill

Father of Diarmaid. Also commonly identified as Fergus Cearbhaill, Fe(a)rg(h)us Cearrbheaoil or Fe(a)rg(h)us Cearrbheaoil.

Fergus Finvel

A counsellor to Finn mac Cool. Identified as Fergus Finvel, Fe(a)rg(h)us Fionbhail or Fe(a)rg(h)us Fionbhail.

Fergus Fionnliat

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Fergus Foga

A king of Ulster. Some say that he is the same as Fergus mac Leda or Fergus mac Roth. Also commonly identified as Fergus Foga, Fe(a)rg(h)us, Fe(a)rg(h)us, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus, Fergus Bearn, Fergus Leathdhearg or Fergus mac Earc.

Fergus Leathdhearg

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Fergus mac Earc

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Fergus mac Leda

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Fergus mac Roth

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Ferlee

A companion of Conary Mor. Also referred to as Ferlee.

Ferrgend

Father of Muinremuir. Also referred to as Ferrgend.

Ferrogan

A companion of Conary Mor. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Ferrogan.

Fi

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Fiacc

A warrior of Ulster. This young hero is featured in some early versions of the Cattle Raid of Cooley in place of Cuchulainn. Sometimes identified as Fiacc.

Fiacha

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Fiacha mac Fir Feibhe

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Fiachad

A king of Ireland said to have set up the Fianna. Also called Fiachad.

Fiachna

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Fiachna Casan

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Fiachna Lurgan

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Fiachna mac Dealbhaith

A high-king of Ireland. In some references, known as Fiachna mac Dealbhaith.

Fiachna mac Deamhain

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Fiachna mac Retach

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Fiachra

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Fiachu

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Fiachu Araidhe

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Fiachu Fear Mara

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Fiachu Muilleathan

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Fiachu Sraibhthine

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Fial

Sister of Emer. Daughter of Forgall Manach. Occasionally referred to as Fial, Fiall or Fiall.

fian

A member of the Fianna. In some lore, occasionally identified as fian.

fiannuigreacht

A leader, or leading group, of the Fianna. In some references, referred to as fiannuigreacht.

fidchell

A board-game like chess. This game, said to have been invented by Lugh, was played by gods as well as mortals. Also referred to as fidchell, ficheall, ficheall, fidhcheall, fidhcheall, Welsh gwyddbwyll or Welsh gwyddbwyll.

Figol

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fili

One of an ancient learned order of sorcerers. In some lore, occasionally known as fili.

Finbheara

King of the fairies in Munster. Also identified as Finbheara, Finnbeara, Finnbeara or Fionnbharr.

Finchoom

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Finchory

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Find

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Find File

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Findbhair

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Findearbh

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Findhmall

Brother of Fiachna Casan. He and his brother fought alongside Tuathal to help him regain the throne of Ireland from the usurper, Eilim. In some accounts, called Findhmall.

Findlugh

Father of Fionnchu. He slept with Iodhnait and fathered Fionnchu on her. In some accounts, identified as Findlugh.

findrina

A mythical metal. Also commonly referred to as findrina.

Finegas

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Fingel

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Finghein

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Finias

One of the 4 cities cited as the origin of the Danaans. Uscius, master of this city, gave the Danaans the marvellous sword of Nuada. On occassion, called Finias, Findias or Findias.

Finn

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Finn Eamhna

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Finn mac Cool

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Finnabair

Wife of Riangabair. Mother of Etan, Id and Laeg. Also commonly identified as Finnabair.

Finngheal

Sister of Feardhomhain. When her brother was fighting a wild boar, she ran to help him but fell into a lake and was drowned. Sometimes referred to as Finngheal, Finnine or Finnine.

Finnian

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Finnine

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Fintan

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Fiodhbhadhach

The name used by Angus Og when he appeared to the poet Flann. In some lore, occasionally identified as Fiodhbhadhach.

Fionan Cam

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Fionnachta

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Fionnbharr

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Fionnchu

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Fionuala

Daughter of Lir by his first wife, Aobh. Referred to as Fionuala, Finola, Finola, Fionguala, Fionguala, Fionnghuala, Fionnghuala, Fionnuala, Fionnuala, Children of Lir, Children of Lir, Aedh, Aobh, Bodb Dearg, Conn, Fiachra, Lir or Oidead Clainne Lir.

Fir Bolg

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Fir Dhearg

Imps, the forerunners of the leprechauns. Also commonly identified as Fir Dhearg, Fir Dea, Fir Dea, Red Man, Red Man, Asgaya Gigagei, Red Men or Red Men.

Fir Domnan

A branch of the Fir Bolg. At times, identified as Fir Domnan, Fir Dhomhnann, Fir Dhomhnann, Fir Domnann or Fir Domnann.

Fir Gailean

A branch of the Fir Bolg. Also known as Fir Gailean, Galioin, Galioin, Gaileion, Gaileon, Gailioin, Gailion, Galeion, Galeon, Galion, Galiot, Gaile(i)on, Gailio(i)n, Gal(e)ion, Ga(i)le(i)on, Ga(i)le(i)on, Ga(i)lio(i)n, Ga(i)lio(i)n, Galiean or Galiean.

Fir Sidh

The inhabitants of the sidhe; Fairies. In some accounts, referred to as Fir Sidh.

Fitheal

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Fithir

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Flaitheas

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Flaithri

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Flann

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Flann Aidhne

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Flannan

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Fled Bricend

The story of Bricciu's feast. In some accounts, identified as Fled Bricend, Fledd Bricrenn, Fledd Bricrenn, Fleadh Bricend or Fleadh Bricend.

Flidhais

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Fochlam

A charioteer to Innel. He and his master were killed when Innel fought Cuchulainn at the ford. Also identified as Fochlam.

Fohla

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Foich

A charioteer to Err. He and his master were killed when Err fought Cuchulainn at the ford. Occasionally referred to as Foich.

Foill

Son of Nechtan Scene. Brother of Fannell and Tuachell. He was a supernatural being but he was nevertheless killed by Cuchulainn. Occasionally called Foill.

Follach

Father of Tigernmas. At times, called Follach.

Follaman

Son of Conor mac Nessa. He was killed when fighting alongside Cuchulainn against the forces of Connaught. Also identified as Follaman.

Foltor

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Fomoire

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Fool of Barr Uisce

A giant. He was said to have killed Fergus mac Roth by shooting him with holly pricks. Occasionally identified as Fool of Barr Uisce.

Forest of Dooros

The wood in which grew the quicken. Tree guarded by the giant, Sharvan. Also commonly known as Forest of Dooros.

Forgall

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Forgall Manach

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Formenus

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Fortunate Islands

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Fothadh Airgtheach

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Fothadh Cairptheach

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Fothadh Canainne

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Fotla

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Fraoch

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Freagarthach

The sword of Lugh or Manannan. At times, identified as Freagarthach, Answerer, The, Answerer, The, Fragarach, Fragarach, The Answerer or The Answerer.

Friuch

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Fuamnach

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Furbaidhe

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Fursa

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Ga Boi

Dermot's light spear. In some lore, occasionally known as Ga Boi.

Ga Derg

Dermot's heavy war-spear. It was said that this weapon had once belonged to Manannan. At times, identified as Ga Derg, Gai Dearg or Gai Dearg.

Gabalgline

A blind seer. Maev and Ailill consulted him about the Debility of the Ultonians before their attack on Ulster. On occassion, identified as Gabalgline.

Gae Bolg

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Gaedheal Glas

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Gaiar

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Gaible

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Gailiana

A troop of Leinster warriors serving in Maev's army. In some references, called Gailiana.

Galian

An old name for Leinster. On occassion, referred to as Galian.

Galioin

Early invaders, a branch of the Fir Bolg. Also known as Galioin, Fir Gailean, Fir Gailean, Ga(i)le(i)on, Ga(i)lio(i)n, Galiean, Gaileion, Gaileion, Gaileon, Gaileon, Gailioin, Gailioin, Gailion, Gailion, Galeion, Galeion, Galeon, Galeon, Galion, Galion, Galiot, Galiot, Gaile(i)on, Gaile(i)on, Gailio(i)n, Gailio(i)n, Gal(e)ion or Gal(e)ion.

Galiot

An early invader. Identified as Galiot, Galioin, Galioin, Fir Gailean, Gaileion, Gaileon, Gailioin, Gailion, Galeion, Galeon, Galion, Gaile(i)on, Gailio(i)n or Gal(e)ion.

Gan-Ceann

A headless fairy or spirit who woos. Maidens and then disappears. Occasionally referred to as Gan-Ceann, Gan-Ceanach, Gan-Ceanach, Love-talker or Love-talker.

Gann

Son of Dela. Leader of the invading Fir Bolg. He and his brother Sengann shared the province of Munster. At times, referred to as Gann.

Gaoine

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Garadh mac Morna

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Garadh of the Black Knee

Father of Manissa. Sometimes referred to as Garadh of the Black Knee.

Garbh

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Garbh Ogh

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Garmna

Wife of Ercol. Also commonly referred to as Garmna.

Gartnan mac Aodha

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Gavida

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gealach

The moon. The proper name for the moon was taboo so euphemisms such as 'gealach' were used. Occasionally called gealach, esca, esca, luan, re, luan, re, luan, luan, re, re, 'brightness', 'brightness', Nisus or Nisus.

geanncanae

A malicious type of fairy. In some accounts, they are equated with leprechauns. Referred to as geanncanae.

Gearg

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Gearoid Iarla

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Gebann

Father of Cliona. Also called Gebann.

Geide

A legendary king. His reign was a period of great friendship and peace. In some accounts, identified as Geide.

Geimredh

An Irish version of the Samhain festival. Also known as Geimredh, Samhain, Samhain, Samhan, Allantide, Festival of Mongfhinn, Sama(i)n, Samhuinn, Samp'in, Irish Feis na Samhna, Welsh Calan Gaef or Nos Galan-Gaef.

Geirgreann

Mother of Seanan. Occasionally identified as Geirgreann.

geis

A personal obligation or bond laid on an individual which he violated at the risk of great misfortune or death. At times, called geis, geas, geas, geasa, geasa, plurgeasa or plurgeasa.

Geniti Clinne

Demons of the air. On occassion, known as Geniti Clinne, bananachs, bananachs, bachlach, bocanachs, bochanachs or bochanachs.

Gentrade

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Giallchadh

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Gigniat

A follower of Enda. On occassion, called Gigniat.

Gilla Dacar

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Giolla Greine

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Giona mac Lugha

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Girle Guairle

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Glas

Father of Garman. Occasionally identified as Glas.

Glas Gabnach

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Glasdamh

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Glass Castle

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Glen More

A narrow valley. This was the place where Finn mac Cool was left by the Lochlanners to be killed by the wild dog, Sceolan. Known as Glen More.

Glen of the Hazel Woods

The home of the king of Dublin. Whose children were rescued. By Finn mac Cool. At times, known as Glen of the Hazel Woods.

gloine nathair

Adderstones used by druids as amulets. In some accounts, called gloine nathair, adderstone, adderstone, adder bead, adder gem, druid stone or serpent stone.

Glonda

A man killed by Lia. In avenging the death of Glonda by killing Lia, Finn mac Cool got possession of the Treasure Bag of the Fianna. Occasionally referred to as Glonda.

Gnathal

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goathead

A form of demon. Occasionally identified as goathead.

Gobhan Saer

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Goibhniu

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Golamh

The name originally given to Milesius. Also commonly referred to as Golamh, Milesius, Milesius, Mil, Mil Easpain, Mil Easpaine, Mil Espaine, Mil Espane, Mile Easpain, Miled, Miledh, Mil (Espa(i)ne), Mil(e) Easpain(e), Miled(h) or Miles Hispaniae.

Goll

Son of Garbh and Lot. Father of Cichol Gricenchos. Also called Goll.

Goll Easa Ruiadh

A wise salmon. This fish, featured in early stories, reappears in the story of Fintan. Also called Goll Easa Ruiadh, Fintan, Fintan, Salmon of Knowledge, Finntain or Fionntan.

Goll mac Carbada

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Goll mac Golb

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Goll mac Morna

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Goltrade

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Gorias

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Gorm Glas

The sword of Conor mac Nessa. At times, identified as Gorm Glas.

Gormac

A name of Bres as 'dutiful son'. Also commonly known as Gormac, Bres, Bres, Breas, Breas, Bress, Eochaid, Eochu Bres or Eochy.

Gormlaith

Wife of Brian Boru. Sister of Maolmhordha. At times, identified as Gormlaith.

Gormund

An African king. Father of Gurmun, some say. In some accounts, he conquered Ireland and became king. Occasionally called Gormund, Gurmun or Gurmun.

gorramooloch

A sea-monster. Referred to as gorramooloch.

Gortigern

A language said to have been spoken. By all races before the episode of the Tower of Babel. In some references, identified as Gortigern.

Grania

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Granny

A name for the Cailleach in parts of Northern Ireland. At times, called Granny, Cailleach, Cailleach, Cailleac, Cailliach, Mala Lith, Calliach, Carlin or Old Wife.

Granuaile

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Grec

A warrior of Connaught. He saved the infant Cormac mac Airt from a pack of wolves. Occasionally known as Grec.

Gregory, Isabella Augusta

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Grey of Macha

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Grian

Daughter of Finn mac Cool. Referred to as Grian.

Grianainech

A name of Ogma as 'sunny-face or poet of the sun'. Also commonly identified as Grianainech, Grian, Grian, Grianaineach, Grianaineach, Grianeces, Grianeces, Ogma, Grian(eces) or Grian(eces).

griffa

A huge bird said to have attacked. Brendan on one of his voyages. Occasionally identified as griffa, griffin, griffin, griffon, gripe, gryfon, gryphon, gryphs or gryps.

Gruadh

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gruagach

A wizard-warrior. Identified as gruagach, gruacach, gruacach, gruagach, Hairy One, The or The Hairy One.

Gruibhne

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Guaire

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Guan

A warrior of the Fianna. He was one of the party that trapped Dermot and Grania in the Wood of Two Tents. At times, called Guan.

Gul

A satirist. Father of Saba. He entertained the king, Feidhlimid, when he was caught in a snowstorm. Identified as Gul, Gulaidhe or Gulaidhe.

Gurmun

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Gwen

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Gwennere

Daughter of Ryon. At times, referred to as Gwennere, Guinevere, Guinevere, Geneura, Genievre, Ginevra, Guanhamara, Guanhuvara, Guenever, Guenhuvara, Guenevere, Gwennere, Gwynhwfar, Guanamara, Genevra, Ginevra, Guenever(e), Guinever, Gvenour, Wenhaver, French Gilan(e)ier, Welsh Gwen(h)wyfar or Gwenh(w)yvar.

Gwern

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Hag of the Cats

A hag who, they say, was fed by cats. Sometimes called Hag of the Cats.

Hag of the Mill

A fairy affecting those driven mad. Also known as Hag of the Mill, White Goddess, White Goddess, Freya, Olwen or Samothea.

Haithne

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Ham

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Hill, Eleanor

Author of Cuchulainn Saga. Identified as Hill, Eleanor.

Hill of Aisneach

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Hunger Beast

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Hy-Brasil

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Hy-Falga

A part of the Otherworld visited. By Cuchulainn. Sometimes known as Hy-Falga.

Iarbanel

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Iath n'Annan

An old name for Ireland or for Dana. Also called Iath n'Annan.

Ibath

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Ibean

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Ibor

An early charioteer for Cuchulainn. On occassion, referred to as Ibor.

Id

Son of Riangabair and Finnabair. Brother of Etan and Laeg. He was a charioteer for Conall Cearnach. Also called Id.

Idath

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Ide

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Ilberg

Son of Manannan. In the battle between the gods which followed the Dagda's resignation, Ilberg fought for Midir. Sometimes identified as Ilberg.

Ilbrec

Son of Manannan. Lover of Aiofe. Also known as Ilbrec, Ilbhreach, Ilbhreach, Ilbreach, Ilbreach, Ilb(h)reach or Ilb(h)reach.

Ildathach

A man of the Otherworld. He was drowned when Manannan sent a huge wave after the boat carrying the party eloping with Cliona. In some lore, occasionally called Ildathach.

Imbas forosnai

Acquisition of wisdom by chewing. The thumb. This is featured in the story of Finn mac Cool and the Welsh story of Gwion. Sometimes called Imbas forosnai.

Imbath

Father of Sainnth. Also called Imbath.

Imbolc

A festival of the sun in honour of Brigit, February 1st. Sometimes identified as Imbolc, Earrach, Earrach, Feile Bhride, Feile Bhride, Feile Brighde, Feile Brighde, Imbolg, Imbolg, Oilmelc, Oilmelc, Oilmelg, Oilmelg, Oimelc, Oimelc, Oimelg, Oimelg, Oi(l)melc, Oi(l)melc, Oi(l)melg or Oi(l)melg.

immram

Folk-tales of mysterious voyages. In some accounts, known as immram, immrama, immrama, imram, imram, imrama, imrama, plurimmrama or plurimmrama.

Immram Curaig Maile Duin

An early story of a voyage of Maeldun. On occassion, called Immram Curaig Maile Duin.

Ingheanach

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Inis Boi

The island house of Cailleach Bheur (Boi). At times, referred to as Inis Boi.

Inis Ealga

An early name for Ireland, used by the Milesians. On occassion, identified as Inis Ealga, Innis Ealga, Innis Ealga, Noble Isle, The, The Noble Isle or The Noble Isle.

Inis Fail

An early name for Ireland. Occasionally identified as Inis Fail, Inishail, Inishail, Innis Fail, Innis Fail, Isle of Destiny or Isle of Destiny.

Inis Manann

The Isle of Man regarded as the home of Manannan. Occasionally identified as Inis Manann, Isle of Falga, Isle of Falga, Falga, Innis Manann or Innis Manann.

Inishmore

The island on which the saint Enda. Built his monastery. Sometimes known as Inishmore, Inis Mor or Inis Mor.

Inneach

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Innel

A warrior of Connaught. Both he and his charioteer, Fochlam, were killed when they challenged Cuchulainn at the ford. Sometimes referred to as Innel.

Innsa

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Invasion Myths

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Iodhan Moran

A breastplate of judgement. At times, known as Iodhan Moran.

Iodhnait

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Iollann

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Iollann the Fair

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Iomchadh

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Ioruaidhe

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Ir

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Irgallach

Son of Lach. He was the commander of a troop of veteran warriors fighting for Conor mac Nessa against the incursions of Medb and Ailill. Occasionally referred to as Irgallach.

Irgoll

A Formorian chief fighting at the Second Battle of Moytura. Sometimes known as Irgoll, Loscennlomm or Loscennlomm.

Irish Achilles

A name for Cuchulainn. At times, called Irish Achilles, Cuchulainn, Cuchulainn, Cu Chulainn, Cu Culann, Cuchulain, Cuchullin, Cuculain, Cucullin, Cuc(h)ulain, Hound of Ulster, Sedanta or Setanta.

Irnan

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Irusan

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Island of Ants

An island visited by Maeldun. The ants on this island were reported to be as big as small ponies. In some lore, occasionally identified as Island of Ants.

Island of Apples

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Island of Birds

An island visited by Maeldun. Here Maeldun and his men killed many birds which they used for food. In some references, referred to as Island of Birds.

Island of Biting Horses

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Island of Black Mourners

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Island of Fiery Swine

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Island of Four Fences

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Island of Giant Horses

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Island of Giant Pigs

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Island of Joy

A happy world visited by Bran on his voyages where one of his crew stayed. Sometimes called Island of Joy.

Island of Prophecy

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Island of Red Berries

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Island of Seven Cities

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Island of Sheep

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Island of Shouting Birds

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Island of Smiths

An island visited by Brendan and Maeldun. Here a giant smith threw lumps of redhot metal at Maeldun's boat. In some references, referred to as Island of Smiths.

Island of Spouting Water

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Island of St Brendan

A floating island discovered. By Brendan. In some accounts, known as Island of St Brendan.

Island of the Blessed

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Island of the Cat

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Island of the Eagle

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Island of the Falcon

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Island of the Fierce Beast

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Island of the Flaming Rampart

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Island of the Glass Bridge

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Island of the Hermit

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Island of the Laughing People

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Island of the Marvellous Fountain

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Island of the Mighty

A name for Britain. At times, known as Island of the Mighty.

Island of the Mill

An island visited by Maeldun. Here they found a giant miller grinding corn. Occasionally called Island of the Mill.

Island of the Monk

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Island of the Pedestal

An island visited by Maeldun. This island stood high above the surface of the sea on a tall pedestal. Also commonly referred to as Island of the Pedestal.

Island of the Silver Column

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Island of the Slayer

An island visited by Maeldun. A fort on this island was the home of the man who killed Maeldun's father. Also identified as Island of the Slayer.

Island of the Stone Door

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Island of the Wondrous Beast

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Island of Women

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Isle of Falga

An Irish name for the Isle of Man. Also known as Isle of Falga, Falga, Falga, Inis Manann, Inis Manann or Innis Manann.

Ith

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Iubdan

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Iubhar

A bishop. Brother of Milla. Uncle of Aban. Occasionally known as Iubhar.

Iuchadan

A goldsmith working for Tigernmas. At times, referred to as Iuchadan.

Iuchar

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Iucharba

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Iuchna

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Iuchna Eachbheal

An early king of a Leinster sept. Also commonly referred to as Iuchna Eachbheal.

Iunsa

Father of Eibhir. Sometimes known as Iunsa.

Jasconius

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Jou

A deity. Sibling of Gwen and Sadurn. In some accounts, identified as Jou.

Kimbay

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King's Cycle

The corpus of literature dealing with the exploits of the many kings of Ireland and its provinces. Known as King's Cycle.

Kingdom of the Faylinn

The land where the Faylinn lived, ruled. By Iubdan and Bebo. In some lore, occasionally identified as Kingdom of the Faylinn.

Kirom

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Knight of the Well

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Kytelen, Alice

A 14th C. Witch. She sometimes appeared in the form of a black dog. In some accounts, called Kytelen, Alice.

Labhar

The physician to the Fianna. Also known as Labhar.

Labraid

Father of Fintan by Bochna. Occasionally referred to as Labraid, Labhraidh, Labhraidh, Labraid Luathlam, Labra or Labra.

Labraid Lamfhada

A druid. He was present at the Battle of Fionn's Strand, passing magical weapons to the Fianna. Also commonly referred to as Labraid Lamfhada, Lamfada, Lamfada, Lamfhada, Lugh Lamfada or Lugh Lamf(h)ada.

Labraid Loiseach

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Labraid Luathlam

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Lach

Father of Irgallach. Occasionally identified as Lach.

Ladra

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Laeg

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Laidcheann

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Laighin

An early name for Leinster, after Galian. Occasionally identified as Laighin.

Laighlinne

Son of Partholon and Dealgnaid. Also identified as Laighlinne.

Laigne

A Nemedian. Father of Liath. He was the first to cultivate the area of Tara. At times, called Laigne.

lair ban

A name for the moon. Sometimes referred to as lair ban, Lair Bhan, Lair Bhan, White Mare, White Mare, White Mare, 'white horse', 'white horse', 'white mare' or 'white mare'.

Lairgnen

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Lake Derryvaragh

The lake on which the Children of Lir spent the first 300 years of their existence as swans. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Lake Derryvaragh.

Lamfada

A name of Lugh as 'long-arm'. Sometimes called Lamfada, Labraid Lamfhada, Labraid Lamfhada, Lamfhada, Lamfhada, Lugh Lamfada, Lugh Lamfada, Lugh Lamf(h)ada or Lugh Lamf(h)ada.

Lamh Ghabhaidh

A warrior of Ulster. He met Cet in combat and had one arm cut off. Also commonly known as Lamh Ghabhaidh.

Land of Shadows

The home of Skatha the warrior-maid. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Land of Shadows.

Land of the Dead

The home of the Milesians: Spain. At times, referred to as Land of the Dead, Amenti, Amenti, Duat, Dwjt, Fields of Peace, Amentet, Amenthes, Ashet, Dewat, Pet, Tuat or Yaaru.

Land of the Maidens

The realm ruled by the giant Treon. In some accounts, known as Land of the Maidens.

Laoghaire

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Laoghaire Buadhach

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Laoghaire Lorc

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Laoghaire mac Criommhthann

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Lara

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Lasair

Wife of Caolcharna. Mother of Feichin. In some lore, occasionally known as Lasair.

Lavarcham

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Leanan-Sidhe

A female fairy who takes possession of a man, inspiring him with bardic. Powers. Referred to as Leanan-Sidhe, Manx Llianan-she or Manx Llianan-she.

Lein

A smith to the gods. He made the magic spear given to Finn mac Cool by Fiacha. Sometimes known as Lein.

Len Linfiaclach

A smith working for Bodb Dearg. Also known as Len Linfiaclach.

Lena

Grandson of Mac Da Tho. He raised the huge boar that was killed for Mac Da Tho's feast. In some accounts, known as Lena.

Lendar

Wife of Conall Cearnach, some say. Occasionally called Lendar.

Lendebair

Wife of Finn mac Cool, some say. Occasionally known as Lendebair.

leprechaun

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Li

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Li Ban

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Lia

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Liadan

Wife of Lughna. Mother of St Ciaran of Saighir. Also called Liadan, Liadin, Liadin or Liadhain.

Liagan

A warrior. He challenged Conan mac Morna to a duel. Conan tricked him into looking behind and cut off his head when he did so. Known as Liagan.

Liath

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Liath Luacha

A warrior-maid. She taught Finn mac Cool the military arts. Occasionally identified as Liath Luacha.

Liathdrom

A name for Tara. At times, identified as Liathdrom.

Ligan Lumina

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Linne

A friend of Oscar. He was inadvertently killed by Oscar when in the grip of battle-rage. Also identified as Linne.

Liogach

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Lir

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Lithben

A female warrior. Occasionally referred to as Lithben.

Loan

The name given to Barra at birth. Called Loan, Barra, Barra, Bairre, Barrfhind, Barry, Finbar, Findbhair, Findbhaire, Fionnbharra or Findbhair(e).

Loarn

Father of Earc. Also identified as Loarn.

Loch Beal Dragan

The lake on which Caer, in the form of a swan, lived with 150 other swans. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Loch Beal Dragan, Lake Dragon Mouth, Lake Dragon Mouth or Loch Beal Deagon.

Loch Leathghlas

A poet of the Fomoire. Occasionally identified as Loch Leathghlas.

Loch Mor

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Loch Riach

This lake formed to separate two. Warring groups of fairies. Every seventh year, white sheep dipped in the waters of the lake turned crimson. Also commonly identified as Loch Riach.

Lochan

A hero of a voyage to many strange. Places with Emne and Silvester. Occasionally called Lochan.

Lochlan

The Irish name for Norway. The Otherworld. The home of the Fomoire under the sea. Occasionally called Lochlan, Lochlann, Lochlann, Welsh Lychlyn or Welsh Lychlyn.

Lochlanners

Underwater beings. The Fomoire. The Vikings. Also referred to as Lochlanners, Danair, Danair, Fomoire, Fomoire, Domnu's gods, Fathach, Fomhoire, Fomhoireans, Fomoiri, Fomorians, Formori, Formorii, Formors, Domnu's Gods, Fomhoire(ans), Formori(i), 'sea giants', Manx Foawr, Fathach, Giall, Giall, Lochlannaigh or Lochlannaigh.

Lochru

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Lodan

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Loingseachan

A friend of Suibhne Geilt. When Suibhne went mad, it was Loingseachan who found him in the wilderness and restored him to his kingdom. At times, identified as Loingseachan.

Lomhna

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Lon lait

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Longes mac Nusnig

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Lonnbemnech

A name of Lugh as 'the one of mighty blows'. On occassion, identified as Lonnbemnech, Lonbemlech, Lonbemlech or Lugh.

Lot

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Lotta

A queen of Ireland. In some accounts, she was the mother of Isolde. Identified as Lotta.

Luachas

The kingdom of Lia: the treasurer of the Fianna: part of Connaught. Occasionally known as Luachas.

Luaighne

A warrior who killed Cathaoir at the Battle of Magh Agha. On occassion, referred to as Luaighne.

Luaine

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luan

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Luath

A hound of Cuchulainn. Sometimes identified as Luath.

Lucet Maol

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Luchar

Sister of Fothadh Canainne. In some accounts, she was a wife of Finn mac Cool. Also referred to as Luchar.

luchorpain

A leprechaun living in the sea. Also referred to as luchorpain, leprechaun, leprechaun, cluricane, leprachaun, leprecawn, leprechawn, lepricaune, lubberkin, lubrican, luprachain or leprec(h)awn.

Luchta

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Lugaid

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Lugaid Lagha

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Lugaid Laighde

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Lugaid Lamhdhearg

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Lugaid Luaighne

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Lugaid mac Con

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Lugaid Mean

A king of Munster. He was defeated in a battle with forces led by Conall Gulban. Sometimes called Lugaid Mean, Lewy, Lewy, Lugaid, Lugaid, Lugaid, Lugaid Lagha, Lugaid Laighde, Lugaid Lamhdhearg, Lugaid Luaighne, Lugaid mac Con, Lugaid Riabhdhearg, Lugaid, Lughaid(h), Lughaid(h), Lugaid, Lugaid or Lugaid.

Lugaid Riabhdhearg

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Lugh

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Lugh Chromain

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Lugh Laebach

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Lugh's Chain

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Lughna

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Lughtigern

A monster cat. Referred to as Lughtigern.

Lugmannair

Father of Dil. Sometimes known as Lugmannair.

Lugne

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Luighne

A trapper. He found the infant Cormac mac Airt who was being suckled by a she-wolf, and returned the child to its mother. Also known as Luighne, Lughna, Lughna or Lugna Fer Tri.

Luightheach

Husband of Boilce. Father of Conall Corc. Sometimes known as Luightheach.

Luin

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Lynch

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Mac an Choill

A hound of Dermot O'Dyna. Also identified as Mac an Choill.

Mac an Daimh

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Mac an Luin

Finn's sword. In some lore, occasionally called Mac an Luin, Son of the Spear or Son of the Spear.

Mac Cecht

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Mac Cool

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Mac Da Tho

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Mac Eacht

A warrior of Connaught. He killed Cuscraidh, the son of Conor mac Nessa, in a battle between Ulster and Connaught. In some lore, occasionally known as Mac Eacht.

Mac Elathon

A name of Ogma as 'son of knowledge'. Also known as Mac Elathon, Ogma, Ogma, Oghma, Cermait, Grianaine(a)ch, Grianeces, British Ogmia, Celtic Ogmius or Welsh Gwydion.

Mac Erc

A king of the Fir Bolgs. He was killed at the first Battle of Moytura. Occasionally called Mac Erc.

Mac Giolla Ghunna

An Ulster poet. Sometimes referred to as Mac Giolla Ghunna.

Mac Glas

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Mac Goill

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Mac Greine

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Mac Liag

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Mac Mein

The smallest warrior in the Fianna. In some accounts, referred to as Mac Mein.

Mac Mhaol

A giant defeated by Cuchulainn. Also commonly referred to as Mac Mhaol.

Mac Moineanta

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Mac Mong Ruadh

An early queen of Ireland. An aspect of Morrigan. Also called Mac Mong Ruadh, Macha, Macha, Maccha, Mach, Connaught Maev, Medb, Debility of the Ultonians, Macha of the Red Tresses or Macha of the Red Tresses.

Mac na Michomhairle

A man who visited the Otherworld. Also commonly called Mac na Michomhairle.

Mac Riagla

A voyager. He and Snedgus went on a voyage that took them to many wonderful places. Occasionally known as Mac Riagla.

Mac Suibhne

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Mac Telene

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Macan

A name for Angus Og. At times, known as Macan, Mabon, Mabon, Mabon, Mabonagrain, Mabuz, British Maponus, Irish Angus Og, Maccan, Maccan, Welsh Mabon, Welsh Mabon, Angus Og or Maponus.

Macaomh Mor

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Macgnimartha Find

An account of Finn mac Cool as a young man. In some accounts, referred to as Macgnimartha Find.

Macha

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machasacoins

A name for the heads of warriors who were killed in battle and decapitated. Also identified as machasacoins.

Macnia

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Mael Fothartaig

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Maelcen

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Maeldun

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Maelodran

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Maer

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Maev

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Mag Da Cheo

Part of the Otherworld. In some accounts, called Mag Da Cheo, Plain of Two Mists, Plain of Two Mists, Mag da Cheo, Magh Da Cheo or Magh Da Cheo.

Mag Indoc

The plain where Cuchulainn asked the high-king to assist him in converting to Christianity. At times, referred to as Mag Indoc, Plain of Indoc, Plain of Indoc, Magh Indoc or Magh Indoc.

Mag mBrag

Part of the Otherworld. Sometimes known as Mag mBrag, Mag mBreg, Mag mBreg, Mag(h) mBreg or Mag(h) mBreg.

Mag Mell

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Mag Mor

A part of the Otherworld. Land of the gods, some say. Sometimes called Mag Mor, Great Plain, The, Great Plain, The, Land of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Land of the Dead, The Great Plain, Magh Mor or Magh Mor.

Mag Rein

A part of the Otherworld. Sometimes known as Mag Rein, Magh Rein or Magh Rein.

Maga

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Magnimartha Finn

The story of the early years of Finn mac Cool. In some lore, occasionally identified as Magnimartha Finn.

Maid of the Hairy Arms

A banshee who engages in games and sports. In some lore, occasionally called Maid of the Hairy Arms, May Molloch, May Molloch, Meg Mullach, Meg Mullach, Molloch May, Molloch May, Mullack, Meg, Mullack, Meg, Meg Mullack or Meg Mullack.

Maiden's Land

A paradise in the west. In some lore, occasionally known as Maiden's Land.

Maighnis

Sister of Goll mac Morna. Wife of Finn mac Cool, some say. At times, referred to as Maighnis.

Maighniu

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Mainchin

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Maine

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Maine Andai

Eochaid, one of the 7 sons of Ailill and Maev. In some lore, occasionally identified as Maine Andai, Eochaid, Eochaid, Eochaidh, Eocho or Eochy.

Maini

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Mair

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Maireann

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Mairidh

A king of Munster. Father of Eochaid mac Maireadha and Ribh. Husband of Eibhliu. His wife eloped with his son Eochaid. Occasionally referred to as Mairidh.

Mal mac Rochraidhe

A king of Ulster. He killed Tuathal Techtmar, the highking. Referred to as Mal mac Rochraidhe.

Malaliach

A servant of Partholan. He is said to have introduced alebrewing into Ireland. In some accounts, known as Malaliach.

Mana

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Manannan mac Lir

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Manissa

Daughter of Garadh. Second wife of Finn mac Cool. In some accounts, known as Manissa.

Manogan

Father of Beli. On occassion, identified as Manogan.

Maodhog

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Maoilsheachlainn

A high-king of Ireland. He was forced to resign and hand over the throne to Brian Boru. Occasionally known as Maoilsheachlainn.

Maol

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Maol Cobha

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Maol Dobharchan

A friend of the saint, Moling, noted for his generosity. Sometimes called Maol Dobharchan.

Maol Mor

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Maolbhrighde

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Maolmhordha

Brother of Gormlaith. Occasionally identified as Maolmhordha.

Maolochtraigh

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Maolodhar

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Maon

A smith. When the infant Morann was rescued from the sea, Maon reared him and later sold him back to his father. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Maon, Labraid Loiseach, Labraid Loiseach, Labra the Mariner, Labraid Loingseach, Labraid Loingsech, Lorc, Maon, Moen, Labraid Loingse(a)ch or Labhraidh Loingsech.

Marcan

Husband of Cred. Also called Marcan.

Marvan

A chief poet. Brother of King Guaire. At times, referred to as Marvan, Marban, Marban, Marbhan, Marbhan, Marb(h)an or Marb(h)an.

Mata

A monster. This beast, said to have four heads and 100 legs, was captured and killed by the Dagda. Also known as Mata.

Mathgen

A Danaan druid at the second Battle of Moytura. He is said to have brought mountains down on the heads of the enemy. Occasionally referred to as Mathgen.

Mathghamhain

A king of Munster. Brother of Brian Boru. When Mathghamhain was killed, Brian became king of Munster and, later, high-king. Sometimes referred to as Mathghamhain.

Matholwch

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Mathu

One of a triad of gods referred to in Christian accounts as 3 heathen. Prophets. The others in the group were Goibhniu and Nuada. Also commonly called Mathu.

Maurice

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Meabel

One of the 3 names for the wife of the Dagda. She was alternatively known as Breng or Meng. In some references, identified as Meabel, Mabel, Mabel, Mebale or Mebale.

Meargach

Husband of Aille. He was killed in battle by Oscar. Occasionally identified as Meargach.

Meas Corb

Son of Cu Chorb. Brother of Cairbre Cluitheachair, Cormac Lusc and Nia Corb. Also called Meas Corb.

Meas Deadh

A warrior of Ulster. A pupil of Cuchulainn. He was killed in one of the battles between Ulster and Leinster. At times, identified as Meas Deadh.

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Mechi

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Medar

Brother of the Dagda. In some references, called Medar.

Meilge

A king. His face broke out in blotches when the bard Fafne composed a satire directed at him. In some references, known as Meilge.

Mend

A king of Ireland. Father of Blathnat. In some lore, occasionally called Mend.

Meng

One of the 3 names of the Dagda's. Wife. She was alternatively known as Breng or Meabel. In some accounts, called Meng.

Merrow

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Mesca

A goddess. Daughter of Badb, some say. She died of shame when she was seduced by the mortal, Garman. Also known as Mesca.

Mess Buachalla

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Miach

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Midac

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Midhna

Father of Aillen. Occasionally referred to as Midhna.

Midir

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Miles Hispaniae

The Roman name for Milesius. Referred to as Miles Hispaniae, Milesius, Milesius, Mil, Mil Easpain, Mil Easpaine, Mil Espaine, Mil Espane, Mile Easpain, Miled, Miledh, Golamh, Mil (Espa(i)ne), Mil(e) Easpain(e), Miled(h), Soldier of Spain or Soldier of Spain.

Milesians

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Milesius

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Milius

A man who held St Patrick in bondage. When, in later years, he was told that St Patrick was returning, he immolated himself. Also commonly referred to as Milius.

Milla

Sister of Iubhar. Wife of Cormac. Mother of Aban. On occassion, identified as Milla.

Milucra

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Mis

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mna sidh

A collective term for goddesses. Also referred to as mna sidh.

Mo-Caemoc

A hermit. He sheltered the Children of Lir after their sojourn at sea and baptised them before they died. In some references, called Mo-Caemoc, Mo Chaemoc, Mo Chaemoc, Mochaomhog or Mochaomhog.

Mochaen

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Mochaoi

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Mochta

Husband of Coman. Father of Moninne. Sometimes identified as Mochta.

Mochuda

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Mod

A friend of Manannan. He was killed by a wild boar. Sometimes identified as Mod.

Mofebais

Father of Loch Mor. On occassion, called Mofebais, Mofebis or Mofebis.

Mogh Neid

A name of Eoghan Mor's father and a nickname of Eoghan. Also called Mogh Neid, Eoghan Mor, Eoghan Mor, Eoghan Fial, Eoghan Fithiseach, Eoghan Taidleach, Mag Nuadat, Mag Nuadhat, Mug Neadat, Mugh Nuadhat, Eog(h)an Fial, Eoghan Fithiceach, Mag Nuad(h)at, Mug(h) Nuad(h)at, Owen, Mog Neid or Mog Neid.

Mogh Ruith

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Moling

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Molua

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Moncha

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Mongan

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Mongfhinn

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Moninne

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Moonremur

A warrior of Ulster. He was one of those present at Mac da Tho's Feast. Sometimes referred to as Moonremur.

Moore

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Mor

A sun-goddess associated with Munster. On occassion, called Mor, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan Eil Don, Dylan Eil Mor, Dylan Eil Ton, Endil or Son of the Waves.

Mor Mumhan

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Morann

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Morc

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Morfessa

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Morgan

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Morholt

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Moriath

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Mormhaol

A king of the Fir Chuil clan. Brother of Suigmhall. He and his brother killed Eochaid Airemh and fired his castle. At times, known as Mormhaol.

Morna

Father or, some say, mother of Goll. Mac Morna. Occasionally called Morna.

Moronoc

A bishop. He went to Guaire's court to substantiate Mac Telene's boast that Munster was greater than Connaught and proved it when he acted the fool. Also known as Moronoc.

Morrigan

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Moyslaught

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Moytura

Site of 2 famous battles. Also known as Moytura, Field of Towers, Field of Towers, Mag Tuired, Mag Tuired, Magh Tuireadh, Magh Tuireadh, Maighe Tuired, Maighe Tuired, Moytirra, Moytirra, Plain of Towers, Plain of Towers, Battles of Moytura, Battles of Moytura, Battles of Mag Tuired, Battles of Magh Tuireadh, Battles of Maighe Tuired or Cath Maighe Tuired.

Muadhan

A warrior acting as servant to Dermot and Grania. In some references, referred to as Muadhan.

Mug's Half

The southern half of Ireland ruled. By Eoghan Mor. In some accounts, referred to as Mug's Half.

Mughain

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Mugna

A tree which is said to have borne. Acorns, apples and nuts in neverending. Supply. Also commonly known as Mugna, Mughain, Mughain, Mughain or Mughain.

Muic Inish

An early name for Ireland. In some lore, occasionally known as Muic Inish, Pig Island or Pig Island.

Muinchinn

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Muinremuir

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Muircheartach

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Muirdris

A water-monster killed by Fergus mac Leda. Occasionally identified as Muirdris.

Muireadhach

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Muireadhach Meann

A sub-king. He acted as tutor to Conor Gulban and was killed in the war between Connaught and Ulster. In some lore, occasionally identified as Muireadhach Meann.

Muireann

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Muireartach

A Lochlanner woman. She was a one-eyed hag who killed many of the Fianna before she was killed by Finn mac Cool. At times, called Muireartach.

Muirn

An Amazon. She guarded the three treasures that Congall Claringleach came to acquire at the behest of Beiuda. In some accounts, called Muirn.

Mullaghmart, Earl of

An Irish noble. He is said to be asleep with his knights awaiting a call in some future hour of need. In some references, referred to as Mullaghmart, Earl of.

Mullogue

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Mumu

An early name for Munster. In some accounts, referred to as Mumu.

Murchadh mac Briain

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Murias

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Murna

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Murtagh mac Earc

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Mythological Cycle

The corpus of literature dealing with characters from the Otherworld and the struggles of the Danaans. Also known as Mythological Cycle.

Nabgodon

King of Uardha. He tried to seize Taise for himself but was killed by Congall Clairingleach to whom she was betrothed. Occasionally known as Nabgodon.

Naisi

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Nar

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Natchrantal

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Navigatio Brendani

The 11th C. Story, in Latin, of the voyages of Brendan. Also referred to as Navigatio Brendani, Navigation of St Brendan or Navigation of St Brendan.

Nechtan

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Nechtan Scene

A woman from the Otherworld. Mother of Fannell, Foill and Tuachell. Also called Nechtan Scene, Nechta Scene, Nechta Scene, Nea(c)htan Sceine or Nea(c)htan Sceine.

Nectanebus

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Neidhe mac Adhna

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Neimheadh mac Sraibhghind

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Neit

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Nemain

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Nemed

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Nemedians

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Nemglan

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Nera

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Nessa

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Net

A Fomoire god of war. Grandfather of Balor. Father of Dot. On occassion, called Net, Neit, Neit, Gaulish Neton, Neith, Neith, Athena, Mehet-Weret, Mother of the Gods, Nath, Neit, Net, Nit, African, Great Goddess, Tehenut, Greek Athena or Lamia.

Nia

Son of Lughna. Brother of Lugaid. He was step-brother to Cormac mac Airt and was killed when Eochu Gunnat temporarily deposed Cormac. Known as Nia.

Nia Corb

Son of Cu Chorb. Brother of Cairbre, Cluitheachair, Cormac Lusc and Meas Corb. Occasionally identified as Nia Corb.

Nia Seaghamain

Son of Adhamain and Flidhais. On occassion, identified as Nia Seaghamain.

Niall

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Niall Caille

A high-king of Ireland. He quarrelled with Feidlimidh, king of Munster, and defeated him at the Battle of Carman. Sometimes known as Niall Caille, Nel, Nel, Niall, Niall Frasach, Nial or Nial.

Niall Frasach

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Niam

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Ninine

A dumb poet. He became known as Ninine after his speech was restored by St Moninne. Also commonly identified as Ninine.

Niul

A wise teacher. Son of Feinius and Farsa. Husband of Scota. Father of Gaedheal. He settled in Egypt and married Scota, daughter of the pharaoh Cingris. Occasionally called Niul.

Noidhiu

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Nuada

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Nuts of Knowledge

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O Caoimh

Husband of Cliona. Cliona turned her sister, Aoibheall, who also loved O Caoimh, into a cat. When he discovered this, O Caoimh abandoned Cliona. In some lore, occasionally referred to as O Caoimh.

O Cronagain

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Oath's Lake

The home of Uath mac Imoman. At times, identified as Oath's Lake.

Ocean-sweeper

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Ochain

The shield of Conor mac Nessa. This shield warned the bearer of impending danger by moaning. Occasionally called Ochain, Moaner, Moaner, Ochaoin or Ochaoin.

Ochall Ochne

A Danaan king of Connaught. In some accounts, called Ochall Ochne, Ochall Oichni or Ochall Oichni.

Octriallach

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Odarnatan

A hostel-keeper. His daughter, Odras, was turned into a river or a pool of water by Morrigan. On occassion, identified as Odarnatan.

Odgar

A king of Ireland. Son of Aedh. In some references, referred to as Odgar.

Ogma

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Oidead Clainne Lir

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Oillipheist

A fabulous monster. It is said that, in crossing towards the west, he gouged out the channel of the river Shannon. On occassion, referred to as Oillipheist, Ollphiast or Ollphiast.

Oirbsen

An early name for Manannan. Also commonly identified as Oirbsen, Manannan mac Lir, Manannan mac Lir, Mananan, Manandan, Oirbsiu, Manx Mac y Leirr, Manannan Beg or Welsh Manawyddan.

Oisin

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Oisin in the Land of Youth

A 15th C. Book telling the story of Oisin's visit to the Otherworld. Sometimes referred to as Oisin in the Land of Youth.

Olc Acha

Father of Achtan. Grandfather of Cormac mac Airt. Also called Olc Acha.

Old Woman of Dingle

A name for Cailleach Bheur in Kerry. Occasionally known as Old Woman of Dingle, Cailleach Bheur, Cailleach Bheur, Bera, Boi, Cailleach Beara, Cailleach Bhearra, Cailleach Bui, Cailleach Mov, Caillech Bherri, Hag of Beara, Boi, Digdi, Dirri, Old Woman (of Beara), Manx Caillagh ny Groamagh, Scottish Muilearteach, Scota or Muilearteach.

Ollamain

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Ollathair

Dagda as 'the father'. Also commonly called Ollathair.

ollav

The title given to the highestranking. Druids. Sometimes known as ollav, ollamh, ollamh, ollave or ollave.

Ollav Fola

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Oonagh

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Oram

Brother of Columba. When his brother wished to build a chapel, he volunteered to die so that the ground could be consecrated with his burial. Known as Oram.

Ord-ollam

A name for Lugh as patron of the arts. At times, known as Ord-ollam, Lugh, Lugh, Bright One, The, An Scal, Find, Ildanach, Lug, Lugh Chromain, Lugh Laebach, Lam(h)fada, Lonbemlech, Lonnbemnech, Samildanach, The Bright One, Celtic Lug, Gaulish Lugus, Roman Mercury or Welsh Llew Llaw Gyffes.

Orlam

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Orna

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Oscar

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Ossar

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Palace of the Boyne

The fortress home of Nechtan and, later, of Angus Og. In some lore, occasionally known as Palace of the Boyne, Brugh, Brugh, Brug na Boinne, Brug na Boinne, Bruigh na Boinne or Bruigh na Boinne.

Papunius

A fictitious king of Ireland. In some accounts, known as Papunius.

Parthanan

A harvest sprite. Sometimes called Parthanan.

Partholan

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Partholanians

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Patrick

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Paul

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Perilous Plain, The

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phooka

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Pigs of Manannan

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Piochan

A noble. He entertained the scholar Anera on his journey to the castle of Cathal, the king affected by the Hunger-beast. Referred to as Piochan.

pishogue

Sorcery. In some accounts, known as pishogue, pishrogue or pishrogue.

Plain of Aei

The site of the battle between Donn, the Brown Bull of Cooley, and Whitehorn, the Bull of Connaught. Also known as Plain of Aei.

Plain of Muithemne

The site of Cuchulainn's fortress home, Dun Dealgan. In some lore, occasionally identified as Plain of Muithemne.

Plur n mBan

Daughter of Oisin and Niam. In some accounts, referred to as Plur n mBan, Flower of Women, Flower of Women or Plur na mBan.

poc side

An elf-shot. In some accounts, referred to as poc side.

Quicken Trees Hostel

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Rae

A warrior of Connaught. He was one of those who fought Cuchulainn in single combat during the Cattle Raid of Cooley and was killed. Also identified as Rae.

Ragallach

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Raigne

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Raon

A warrior at the court of Eochaid Feidhleach. At times, identified as Raon.

Rath

A sailor. He was torn to pieces by mermaids who had lulled him to sleep with their songs. At times, identified as Rath.

Rath Luachar

The home of Lia, the treasurer of the Fianna. Also referred to as Rath Luachar.

re

The moon. The proper name for the moon was taboo so euphemisms such as 're' were used. Occasionally called re, esca, esca, gealach, luan, re, luan, luan, luan, Ra, Ra, Af, Ass, Auf, Auf(-Ra), Amon-Ra, Kamephis, Phra, Phre, Ran, Re, Re-Atum, Re-Khepra, Rhe or Ria.

Reachtaidh

A king of Ireland. In some accounts, he killed the queen, Macha, and took her throne. On occassion, referred to as Reachtaidh.

Reaghamhain

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Red Branch

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Red Branch Cycle

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Red-heads of Leinster

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Reochaid

A lover of Findbhair, some say. In some accounts, known as Reochaid.

Retaliator

The sword of Manannan. This weapon, one of three owned by the sea-god, was said never to fail to kill. In some accounts, known as Retaliator, Dioltach or Dioltach.

Rhiogonedd

Son of a king of Ireland. Also commonly referred to as Rhiogonedd.

Riangabair

Husband of Finnabair. Father of Etan, Id and Laeg. Called Riangabair, Ringabur or Ringabur.

riastradh

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Rib

Brother of Eochaid Airemh. Sometimes identified as Rib.

Ridire

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Rigdonn

Father of Ruad. Known as Rigdonn.

Rigru Roisclethan

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Roc

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Roch

Wife of Ros Ruadh, some say. Mother of Fergus mac Roth. Occasionally identified as Roch, roc, roc, roch, rock, rok, rokk, roch, ruc, rukh, Chinese P'eng Niao, Egyptian rekh, New Zealand Poua-Kai, Pacific Islands Ngani-Vatu, Ngutu-hei, Roich, Roich, Roch, Roigh, Roigh, Roch, Roque, Roque or Roch.

Romit

A jester at the court of Conor. Mac Nessa. Sometimes called Romit.

Ron Cerr

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Ronan

A saint. He cursed Suibhne with madness after the poet had insulted him on two occasions. Also referred to as Ronan.

Ronan mac Colmain

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Ros Ruadh

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Rosualt

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Roth Fail

A rudimentary flying machine. Invented by Mogh Ruith. Occasionally called Roth Fail.

Rothniamh

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Ruad

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Ruad Rofessa

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Ruadan

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Rucht

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Rudraidhe

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Rudricans

Descendants of Rudraidhe in Ulster. Also referred to as Rudricans.

Rumhal

A king of Leinster. Brother of the Red-heads of Leinster. Also identified as Rumhal.

Runan

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Ryon

King of Ireland. Father of Gwennere. Also called Ryon.

Saba

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Sadurn

A deity. Sibling of Gwen. In some references, known as Sadurn.

Saidthe

A hound. At times, known as Saidthe.

Sainnth

Son of Imbath. Father of Macha, some say. In some lore, occasionally called Sainnth.

Sainred

Son of Lir. Brother of Manannan. Sometimes known as Sainred.

Sal Cholgan

An Ulster warrior. In a fight with Cet he had one of his heels cut off. Also known as Sal Cholgan.

Sal Fhada

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Salmon of Knowledge

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Samaliliath

A follower of Partholan. He is said to have introduced ale into Ireland. In some references, referred to as Samaliliath.

Samera

Father of Buan. In some references, called Samera.

samhailt

A spectre or apparition. In some references, identified as samhailt, somhlth, somhlth, soulth or sowlth.

Samhain

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Samhair

Daughter of Finn mac Cool. Wife of Cormac Cas. In some references, called Samhair.

Samildanach

A name of Lugh as 'the many-gifted'. In some accounts, called Samildanach, Ildanach, Ildanach or Lugh.

Sarait

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Saran

The man who killed Brandubh, king of Leinster. He regretted what he had done and his arm fell off. At times, identified as Saran.

Scath

A realm of the afterworld from which Cuchulainn is said to have seized. Much treasure. Occasionally referred to as Scath.

Sceanb

Wife of Craftiny. She had an affair with Cormac Cond Longes and her jealous husband had him killed. Sometimes identified as Sceanb.

Scena

Wife of Amergin Glungheal. She died on the voyage to Ireland and was buried there. Sometimes known as Scena, Sceine, Sceine, Skena or Skena.

Scenmed

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Sceolan

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Sciathbhreag

A warrior of the Fianna. Occasionally known as Sciathbhreag.

Scoriath

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Scota

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Scuab Uasafach

A battalion of the Fianna. This elite battalion was commanded by Oscar and was renowned for never yielding. In some lore, occasionally known as Scuab Uasafach, Terrible Broom or Terrible Broom.

Sea of Clear Glass

An area of smooth sea. Maeldun encountered this glasssmooth sea during his voyage. Also commonly known as Sea of Clear Glass.

Seachnasach

A king of Tara. Also referred to as Seachnasach.

Seachran

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Sean mac Semais

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Seanaigh

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Seanan

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Seanbheag

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Seancha mac Aillealla

A counsellor and peacemaker. At the court of Conor mac. Nessa. Also known as Seancha mac Aillealla.

Seanchan Torpest

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Seang

Daughter of a Scythian king. First wife of Milesius. When she died, Milesius went to Egypt and married Scota. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Seang.

Seathrun Ceitinn

A priest. He collected and distributed much Irish lore. Also identified as Seathrun Ceitinn.

Segda

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Semion

An ancestor of the Fir Bolg. Grandson of Nemed. Son of Stariat. Sometimes identified as Semion, Semeon or Semeon.

Senach

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Senboth

A chieftain. He acted as adviser to Partholan. Also referred to as Senboth.

Sencha

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Sencha mac Ailella

A judge and poet. He was a tutor of the young Cuchulainn. In some references, referred to as Sencha mac Ailella.

Sengann

Son of Dela. Leader of the invading Fir Bolg. He and his brother Gann shared the province of Munster. At times, known as Sengann.

Senmag

The plain where the Partholanians. Buried their dead. Sometimes called Senmag, Old Plain, The, Old Plain, The, Sen Mag, Sen Mag, The Old Plain or The Old Plain.

Sera

Father of Agnoman, Partholan and Starn. Some versions have Sera, not Partholan, as the husband of Dealgnaid. At times, identified as Sera.

Setanta

The original name of Cuchulainn. Occasionally identified as Setanta, Cuchulainn, Cuchulainn, Cu Chulainn, Cu Culann, Cuchulain, Cuchullin, Cuculain, Cucullin, Cuc(h)ulain, Hound of Ulster, Irish Achilles or Sedanta.

Seth

Son of Adam and Eve. Irish lore says that Seth and the three daughters of Cain were the first people to come to Ireland. At times, identified as Seth.

Sgathach

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Sgeimh Solais

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Sharvan

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Sheela Na Gig

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sheogue

A fairy. Occasionally referred to as sheogue.

si

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si-bean

A woman of the Otherworld. Sometimes called si-bean, bean-si, bean-si, banshee, bean sidhe, bean sidhe, si-bhean, si-bhean, bean si(dhe) or bean si(dhe).

siabhra

Sprites and elves collectively. On occassion, known as siabhra.

sid

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Sid

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Sideng

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sidhe

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sidhe goaiteq

The Irish version of the fairy wind. Identified as sidhe goaiteq, goat side, goat side, seidean side, seidean side or sidhe gaoite.

Silvester

A hero of a voyage to many strange places with Emne and Lochan. In some accounts, referred to as Silvester.

Simias

A wizard. He was the ruler of the mythical city of Murias and provided the Danaans with the magic cauldron of the Dagda. Sometimes identified as Simias, Semias or Semias.

Simon Breac

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Simon Magus

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Sin

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Sineach Cro

A woman who acted as foster-mother to Diarmaid mac Aodha Slaine. Sometimes known as Sineach Cro.

Sinsar

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Sioda

Mother of Eoghan Mor by Ailill. Olom. At times, known as Sioda.

Sionan

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sirite

An elfman. Occasionally identified as sirite.

Sithchenn

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Siugmall

Grandson of Midir. Brother of Mormhaol. He and his brother killed Eochaid Airemh and fired his castle. In some references, called Siugmall, Siugmhall or Siugmhall.

Skatha

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Slaine

A physician. Son of Partholan. In some accounts, called Slaine, Slaigne, Slaigne, Slaine or Slaine the Firbolg.

Slaine the Firbolg

Son of Dela. Brother of Morca. He was the first high-king of Ireland. Referred to as Slaine the Firbolg, Slaigne, Slaigne, Slaine or Slaine.

Slane

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Sleemish

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Slemuin

A bull owned by Morrigan. In some accounts, known as Slemuin.

Slieve Fuad

The home of Lir. Referred to as Slieve Fuad.

Slieve Gallion

The mountain home of Culann. It was here that Finn was put under a spell by Milucra. At times, known as Slieve Gallion.

Slievenamon

A fairy mountain. Also referred to as Slievenamon.

Smirnat

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Smol

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Snade Teched

Father of Mac Cecht. In some references, called Snade Teched.

Snedgus

A priest. He and Mac Riagla went on a voyage that took them to many wonderful places. At times, known as Snedgus.

Sochla

Wife of Carthach. Mother of Molua. Also known as Sochla.

Socht

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Socht's sword

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somhlth

A shapeless supernatural being. Occasionally identified as somhlth, soulth, soulth, samhailt, sowlth or sowlth.

Son of Three Dogs

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Sons of Turenn

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Sons of Usna

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Sovranty of Ireland

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Spain

A name used for the Land of the Dead: the home of the Milesians. In some references, identified as Spain.

Spealan

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spear-bhean

A woman seen in a dream or vision: a sorrowing spirit. On occassion, referred to as spear-bhean.

Spear of Pisear

A name for lightning, the magic spear of Lugh which he received from Pisear. Sometimes called Spear of Pisear.

Speckled Hen, The

One of the halls at Emain Macha. In some references, identified as Speckled Hen, The, Red Branch or Red Branch.

Sreng

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Sru

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St Patrick's purgatory

A cave said to be an entrance to the underworld. Also known as St Patrick's purgatory.

Stariat

An ancestor of the Fir Bolg. Son of Nemed. Father of Semion. Sometimes referred to as Stariat.

Starn

Son of Sera. Brother of Agnoman and Partholan, in some accounts. Father of Tuan mac Carell. Also called Starn.

Sualt

An ancestor of Finn mac Cool. Son of Ealtan. Father of Trenmor. Also identified as Sualt.

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suan side

Sleep induced by the fairies. Referred to as suan side.

Suanan

A poet at the court of Conor mac Nessa. Also commonly known as Suanan.

Suantrade

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Succat

A nickname for St Patrick. In some references, called Succat, Patrick, Patrick, Padraic, Padraig, Patraic, (c or 391-461).

Suibhne Geilt

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Suibhne mac Colmain

Father of Conall. He was killed by his cousin, Aedh Slaine, who was then killed by Suibhne's son, Conall. In some references, known as Suibhne mac Colmain, Sweeney, Sweeney, Suibhne Meann or Suibhne.

Suibhne Meann

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Suidhe Moling

The place where Moling sat when he adjudicated between the joint highkings, Diarmaid and Blathmhac. In some accounts, known as Suidhe Moling.

Sun Tear

The name given to Der Greine, in some accounts. Sometimes identified as Sun Tear, Der Greine, Der Greine or Deorgreine.

Synge, J. M.

(1871-1909). A dramatist. He was the author of the play Deirdre of the Sorrows. Also commonly identified as Synge, J. M..

Tadhg mac Cein

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Tadhg mac Nuadhat

Father of Murna. When Cumaill eloped with Tadhg's daughter Murna, he ordered Goll mac Morna to kill him. In some accounts, referred to as Tadhg mac Nuadhat.

Tailteann Games

An event honouring Taltiu, fostermother of Lugh. In some accounts, known as Tailteann Games.

Tain bo Cuailnge

The story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley. Sometimes called Tain bo Cuailnge.

Tain bo Fraoch

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Taise

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Taistealach

A warrior of the Fianna. A very strong man, he defeated the wrestling champion of Daire Don at the Battle of Fionn's Strand. In some references, referred to as Taistealach.

Taltiu

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Tara

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Tarbh Conraidh

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Tarbhfeis

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Tasha

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Tathlum

The magic stone flung from a catapult by Lugh to kill Balor at the Second Battle of Moytura. Also referred to as Tathlum.

Tea

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Teach-na-deinedh

A rite of purification by fire. In some lore, occasionally known as Teach-na-deinedh.

Teamhair Luachra

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Tech Duinn

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Teite

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Terrible, The

A demon conjured up by Bricciu. Also referred to as Terrible, The, Bricciu's Feast, Bricciu's Feast or Feast of Bricciu.

Tete Brec

One of the homes of the king of Ulster. In some references, called Tete Brec, Twinkling Hoard or Twinkling Hoard.

Tethra

A Formorian god of the undersea world. He was the owner of the magic speaking sword, Orna, which was seized by Ogma. Also identified as Tethra.

The

A book of stories, including Lugh's. Appearance in the form of a horseman. Occasionally called The.

the Torrent

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Tigernmas

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Tinne mac Conrach

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Tiobraide

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Tir fa Tonn

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Tir inna mBan

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Tir inna mBeo

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Tir inna n-Og

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Tir inna nIongnadh

An island visited by Conn in his. Search for a sinless couple. Occasionally called Tir inna nIongnadh, Land of Wonders, Land of Wonders, Tir na nIongnadh or Tir na nIongnadh.

Tir Tairnigiri

A fabulous island, home of Manannan. This was one of the islands visited by Brendan. On occassion, called Tir Tairnigiri, Land of Promise, Land of Promise, Tir Taingire, Tir Taingire, Tir Taingiri or Tir Taingiri.

Tlachtga

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Tochmarc Emire

The story of Cuchulainn and Emer. Also known as Tochmarc Emire, Wooing of Emer or Wooing of Emer.

Tochmarc Etaine

The story of Etain and her sisters. In some lore, occasionally known as Tochmarc Etaine, Wooing of Etain, Wooing of Etain, Wooing of Elaine, Wooing of Elaine, Etain, Etain, E(a)dain, Eadaoin, Eda(e)in, Eithne, E(o)da(o)in or Ethne.

Togda

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Toirdhealbhach

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Tor Mor

The site of Balor's tower in Tory Island. Sometimes referred to as Tor Mor, Tory Island, Tory Island, Tor Inis or Torach.

Torc Triath

The chief boar. This animal was said to be owned by Brigit, the Dagda's daughter. Sometimes referred to as Torc Triath, Orc Triath, Orc Triath, Treithirne, Treithirne, Welsh Twrch Trwyth or Welsh Twrch Trwyth.

Torna Eices

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Tory Island

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Treabhlann

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Treasure Bag of the Fianna

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Trefuilngid Tre-Eochair

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Trendorn

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Trenmor

Son of Sualt. Grandfather of Finn mac Cool. Father of Cumaill. Sometimes referred to as Trenmor, Treanmhor or Treanmhor.

Trewon

A giant. King of the Land of Maidens. Father of Bebhionn. On occassion, known as Trewon, Treon or Treon.

Tri de Dana

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Triple Goddess

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Trograin

An early tribal god. Sometimes known as Trograin.

Tuachell

Son of Nechtan Scene. Brother of Fannell and Foill. He was a supernatural being but was nevertheless killed by Cuchulainn. In some references, known as Tuachell.

Tuage

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Tuam Greine

The tomb of the sun. This is where Giolla Greine died after jumping into Loch Greine. On occassion, identified as Tuam Greine.

Tuan mac Carell

A reincarnation of Tuan mac Stern. Also identified as Tuan mac Carell, Tuan mac Cuaill, Tuan mac Cuaill, Tuan (mac Cairell), Tuan (mac Cairell), Tuan mac Cairill Tuan mac Cuaill or Tuan mac Cairill Tuan mac Cuaill.

Tuan mac Stern

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tuatal

A counter-clockwise rotation. Performed to put a curse on a person or place. Referred to as tuatal.

Tuathal Maolgharbh

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Tuathal Techtmar

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Tuir Gleasta

A prince of Norway. He ran off with Cuchulainn's wife, Emer, but her husband tracked them to Norway, killed Tuir and rescued Emer. Also referred to as Tuir Gleasta.

Tuireall

In some accounts, father by Dana, of 3 sons. In other versions, Tuireall, or Dealbhaoth, was Dana's father. In some lore, occasionally known as Tuireall, Dealbhaoth or Dealbhaoth.

Tuirgeis

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Tulcha

Brother of Finn mac Cool, some say. Occasionally known as Tulcha, Tulca or Tulca.

Tulchainde

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Turbe Tragmar

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Turenn

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Two Swineherds, The

The story of Friuch and Rucht. Also called Two Swineherds, The, Cophur in da muccida, Cophur in da muccida or Two Swineherds.

Uadu

Father of Ragallach. In some lore, occasionally called Uadu, Uadha or Uadha.

Uaithne

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Uaman

The sidhe ruled by Ethal Anubail. In some accounts, identified as Uaman.

Uan

A servant of the high-king. On occassion, referred to as Uan.

Uar

A Fomoire from Munster. He had three sons who were said to spread venom on anything they touched. Also referred to as Uar.

Uar-Gaeth-Sceo-Luchair-Sceo

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Uarad Garad

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Uath mac Imoman

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Uathach

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Uchtdealb

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Ugaine Mor

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Ui Neill

Descendants of Niall. In some accounts, they are identified as the Milesians. Sometimes called Ui Neill.

Ui Tarsig

A clan of the Fir Gailean of which Finn Mac Cool was a member. Sometimes referred to as Ui Tarsig.

Uigreann

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Uillin

Grandson of Nuada. In some accounts, Uillin drowned Manannan in Loch Corrib. Also identified as Uillin, Aillen, Aillen or Aillean.

Uirne

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Ulard

An early name for Ulster. At times, referred to as Ulard.

Ultan

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Ulysses

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Umai

A famous piper. Occasionally called Umai.

Uman-Struth

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Umhall

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Umhor

A leader of the Fir Bolg. His four sons were slain when he led a rebellion against the king of Tara, Cairbre Nia Fear. In some lore, occasionally known as Umhor.

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Undry

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Unig

A messenger of Bran. Also commonly identified as Unig, Unig Strongshoulder or Unig Strongshoulder.

Unius

A river. Morrigan was seduced by the Dagda as she stood with one foot on each side of this river. On occassion, called Unius.

Urias

A sage of the city of Gorias. Also known as Urias.

Uroica

A Gaelic heather-goddess. Also known as Uroica.

ursceal

A romance or saga. Also called ursceal.

Uscias

A wizard. He lived in Finias, one of the four cities cited as the origin of the Danaans, and provided them with Nuada's famous sword. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Uscias.

Usna

Husband of Elva. Father of Ainlé, Ardan and Naisi. Occasionally known as Usna, Uisneach, Uisneach, Uisnech, Uisnech, Uisniu, Uisniu, Usnach, Usnach, Usnech, Usnech, Uisne(a)ch or Uisne(a)ch.

Vagrant Youth

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Veil of Invisibility

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Visit of Grey Ham

A book of legends, including the story of Ailleann, the woman of the Otherworld. Called Visit of Grey Ham.

Washer by the Ford

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Wave of Cliona

One of the 4 great waves in the seas around Ireland. These waves were said to cry out when a king died. In some references, referred to as Wave of Cliona.

Wave of Rugraidhe

One of the 4 great waves in the seas around Ireland. These waves were said to cry out when a king died. Occasionally referred to as Wave of Rugraidhe.

Wave of Toim

One of the 4 great waves in the seas around Ireland. These waves were said to cry out when a king died. At times, identified as Wave of Toim.

Wave of Tuaidhe

One of the 4 great waves in the seas around Ireland. These waves were said to cry out when a king died. Also commonly identified as Wave of Tuaidhe.

Well of Segais

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White Lady of Avenel

A banshee. At times, identified as White Lady of Avenel.

White Mare

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Whitehorn

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Wood of Two Sallows

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Wood of Two Tents

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Yeats, William Butler

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Yellow Book of Lecan, The

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Yellow Muileartach, The

A female demon slain by Finn mac Cool. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Yellow Muileartach, The.

Youth

The maiden who placed the lovespot on Dermot's forehead. Sometimes identified as Youth.
Irish Mythology