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Malevolent female figure in early Irish tradition, perhaps a divinity. Together with her three sons, Dian [violent, fierce], Dub [dark, black], and Dothur [wicked, evil], she blighted the crops of Ireland until the superior magic of the Tuatha Dé Danann drove her sons across the sea. She was held captive; later a festival, Óenach Carman, localized in Wexford, was held in her honour.

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