Overview

Cainche


Related Overviews

 

'Cainche' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Religion

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

[Ir., melody; songbird; bough, branch].

Also known as Cébha. In Fenian ballads Cainche is the daughter of Fionn mac Cumhaill. She mates with the enemy Goll mac Morna to produce Feadha, who is killed by Fionn. Goll cites this murder as the reason for his final break with Fionn. Her name is anglicized as Keeva (or Keva) of the White Skin.

Subjects: Religion.


Reference entries

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