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A chief of the Milesians, who came from Spain to invade Ireland in the Lebor Gabála [Book of Invasions]. He participates in the slaughter of the Tuatha Dé Danann, notably by slaying the esteemed Fódla, wife of Mac Cécht, at the Battle of Tailtiu. When the sons of Míl Espáine allotted land to the victors, Eadán apparently received portions of what is now Co. Sligo; he is described as establishing a fort at Ráth Rígbaird, now the hill of Knocknarea, east of the modern village of Easky. Eadán and his brothers Ún and Én were slain by Éremón, another son of Míl, at Kilcomreragh near Uisnech, Co. Westmeath.

Subjects: Religion.

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