Neidhe mac Adhna

Irish - A poet. Son of Adhna. He was poet of the Red Branch and contested the office of chief poet of Ireland with Fer Cherdne but lost. He satirised his uncle, Caier, king of Connaught, raising blisters in the king's face which caused him to abdicate. Neidhe took the throne but, when he went some time later to hand it back to Caier, his uncle died and Neidhe was killed by a piece of the flagstone on which his uncle had been standing. Occasionally identified as Neidhe mac Adhna, Nede mac Adhna, Nede mac Adhna, Nede mac Adnai or Nede mac Adnai.

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