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[Ir., hero, warrior, champion].

The name of several figures from early Ireland, most notably one of the three sons of Uisnech, who followed his brother Noíse in eloping with Deirdre to Scotland; thought to have a tenor voice, in contrast to his brother Ardan, a baritone. Macpherson based the character of Sithallin on him.

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