Ailill Aulomm

Related Overviews


'Ailill Aulomm' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Religion


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

[Ir., Ailill bare-ear].

The father of Eógan (3) and foster-father of Lugaid mac Con, fratricidal foster-brothers in a dynastic dispute. T. F. O'Rahilly (1946) believed that the widely known story of Ailill's having ravished the fairy goddess Áine (1) and being slain by her was invented by later storytellers to explain his epithet. His story was probably the model for Maurice's impregnation of Áine (1), begetting Gerald, Earl of Desmond. He was also the father of Díchorb, Aífe (2), and Cian (3), and brother of Lugaid Lága. Not to be confused with Ailill Áine. See also ECHDAE [Ir. horse-god (?)], another husband of Áine (1).

Subjects: Religion.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.