Éber Donn

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[Ir., Dark Éber].

Malevolent, envious older brother of Éber Finn in the Lebor Gabála [Book of Invasions]. T. F. O'Rahilly argues in Early Irish History and Mythology (Dublin, 1946) that his name is a means of accommodating Donn (1), the Irish god of the dead, with the pseudo-history of the invasion story. More often known as Donn mac Míled, his story is now intertwined with that of Donn (1), although he retains a separate identity within the Lebor Gabála.

Subjects: Religion.

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