Daui Dalta Dedad

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[Ir., Blinder of Dedad].

King of Tara, son of Cairbre Losc, who, according to the usual story, blinded his brother Dedad lest he aspire to the throne himself. In a variant he is the foster-son, dalta, of Dedad. Daui reigned for seven years until he was assassinated. Medieval redactors attempted to prove that Daui's assassination was coeval with that of Julius Caesar.

Subjects: Religion.

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