Cnú Deireóil

Quick Reference

[Ir., little nut of melody].

The dwarf fairy harper of Fionn mac Cumhaill in the Fenian Cycle. He is described as a little man with golden hair, perhaps 4 feet high, who claims to be a son of Lug Lámfhota. Although he is associated with delight and play in many stories, his songs induce sweet slumber.

Subjects: Religion.

Reference entries