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Aillén

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1 The brother of the fairy queen Áine (1), he fell in love with a wife of Manannán mac Lir. When Manannán became smitten with Áine, he agreed to hand over his then wife to Aillén so that he...

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Aillén

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[Ir. ellén, monstrous; cf. Ir. ailill, sprite; W ellyll, spirit].

Several figures in early Irish narrative bear this name, the best known of which was Aillén mac Midgna.

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Aillén

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

1 The brother of the fairy queen Áine (1), he fell in love with a wife of Manannán mac Lir. When Manannán became smitten with Áine, he agreed to hand over his then wife to Aillén so that he...

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Aillén mac Midgna

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The ‘burner’ who brought destruction upon Tara until he was slain by Fionn mac Cumhaill on the latter's first visit there. Aillén was a fairy musician of the Tuatha Dé Danann who resided at...

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Aillén

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 49 words.

1 The brother of the fairy queen Áine , he fell in love with a wife of Manannán mac

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Aillén

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 32 words.

[Ir. ellén, monstrous; cf. Ir. ailill, sprite; W ellyll, spirit].

Several figures in early Irish narrative bear

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Aillén Trechenn

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[Ir., triple-headed].

A triple-headed monster that came forth from its cave or mound at Cruachain, Co. Roscommon, on the eve of Samain [Halloween] to devastate Ireland. The...

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Aillén Trechenn

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 48 words.

[Ir., triple-headed].

A triple-headed monster that came forth from its cave or mound at Cruachain, Co. Roscommon, on the

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Aillén mac Midgna

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 173 words.

The ‘burner’ who brought destruction upon Tara until he was slain by Fionn mac Cumhaill on the latter's first visit

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Ellén

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 5 words.

Variant spelling of Aillén.

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Finnachad

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 41 words.

[cf. OIr. finnach, overgrown with grass or shrub].

Sídh or magical dwelling of both Aillén mac Midgna and the

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Abel Smith, Desmond

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 125 words.

MC 1916

Born 2 Sept. 1892; e s of Eustace Abel Smith, Longhills, Lincoln, and Aillen, d of Col J. A. Conolly, VC, Coldstream Guards; ...

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Martin, Stephen Frederick

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business Finance. 112 words.

FRICS

Born Belfast 3 Feb. 1966; s of Fred and Aillen Martin; m 1994, Lisa Cooke; one s one d

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Finnachad

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[cf. OIr. finnach, overgrown with grass or shrub].

Sídh or magical dwelling of both Aillén mac Midgna and the sea-god Lir. Modern commentators identify this with a site near...

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Sliab Fúait

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Highest point in the Fews [Ir. Na Feadha, the woods] mountains near Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh, named for the Milesian invader Fuad, son of Breogan, and rich in mythological and legendary...

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Macgnímartha Finn

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Irish titles for the medieval Fenian narrative known in English as The Boyhood Deeds of Fionn or The Youthful Exploits of Fionn. Incomplete texts evince influences from comparable stories...

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Áine

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1 The fairy goddess, patroness of love, desire, and fertility whose usual seat is at Cnoc Áine or Knockainy in east Co. Limerick, near Lough Gur. Many commentators have felt...

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Samain

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[cf. OIr. sam, summer; fuin, end].

Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx names for the seasonal feast of pre-Christian origin fixed at 1 November on the Gregorian calendar. The most...

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