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[Ir., great hound (?), great warrior (?)].

Name borne by many figures in early Irish history, including an ancestor and a brother of Brian Bórama (Boru). The best-known Anluan in narrative is a character in Scéla Mucce meic Da Thó [The Story of Mac Da Thó's Pig], a son of Maga and brother of Cet. When Cet bragged to Conall Cernach that his brother was even stronger than he was, Conall produced Anluan's head from his belt. In the Táin Bó Cuailnge [Cattle Raid of Cooley], he early rallied to the cause of Medb of Connacht.

Subjects: Religion.

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