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Fachtna Fáthach


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[Ir. fáthach, possessed of knowledge; wise, sagacious].

A giant, king of Ulster, sometimes described as the husband of Ness and the father of Conchobar mac Nessa. The better-known version has Cathbad the druid impregnate Ness to become the father. After Fachtna's death his half-brother Fergus mac Róich marries Ness and succeeds him as king.

Subjects: Religion.


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