Irish - Son of Rigdonn. When his ships became becalmed, he swam off to get help. He came to an undersea island where nine maidens entertained him for nine nights and one of them bore his son. Another version says that Ruad's ship was held up by three goddesses. He slept with them on the bed of the sea and they collectively bore a son. He failed to keep a promise to return so they cut off the boy's head and threw it at Ruad when they found him. Identified as Ruad, Ruadh, Ruadh or Ruad.

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