Donn mac Míled

Related Overviews


'Donn mac Míled' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Religion


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Son of Míl Espáine whose identity has become intertwined with that of Donn (1), god of the dead. As a brother of Éber Finn [Fair Éber] in the Lebor Gabála [Book of Invasions], he is sometimes known as Éber Donn [Dark or Brown Éber]. A malevolent and envious figure, he drowns, victimized by his own anger, just as the Milesian invasion takes place and thus is denied participation in the conquest he lusts for. Sometimes another of Míl's sons, Erannán, is described as being the first to die.

Subjects: Religion.

Reference entries

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