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Fothad

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

[cf. Votadini (?), a Celtic people of early Scotland; cf. Ir. fothad, fothud, the founding or establishing; support, sustenance].

Name borne by many personages in early Ireland,...

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Fothad

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

[cf. Votadini (?), a Celtic people of early Scotland; cf. Ir. fothad, fothud, the founding or establishing; support, sustenance].

Name borne by many personages in early Ireland,...

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Fothad

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 259 words.

[cf. Votadini (?), a Celtic people of early Scotland; cf. Ir. fothad, fothud, the founding or establishing; support,

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Smirgat

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 42 words.

Smirnat. Daughter of Fothad Canann and one of several women named as wife of Fionn mac Cumhaill. After she

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Ailill

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 72 words.

1 The leader of a Connacht war-party, he fought a battle with Fothad Canainne, who had taken away his

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Smirgat

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Smirnat. Daughter of Fothad Canann and one of several women named as wife of Fionn mac Cumhaill. After she has warned him that he will die if he drinks from a horn, he is careful to use a...

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Ailill

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1 The leader of a Connacht war-party, he fought a battle with Fothad Canainne, who had taken away his wife with her consent.

2 Son of Eochaid Mugmedón and...

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Dáire Derg

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[Ir., Red Dáire].

Shadowy figure in the Fenian Cycle. Usually he is the son of Gnáthaltach and the father of the three destructive Fothads, whom Fionn mac Cumhaill battles. Some...

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Fuinche

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[cf. Ir. fuinche, claw, talon; fuinche, scald-crow, black fox].

Name borne by many female personages in early Ireland, historical and legendary, including fourteen saints, but most...

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triplism

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The resonant symbolism of the number three runs through Celtic tradition from earliest times. The Celts, like other Europeans, attached significance to nearly all frequently used numbers...

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