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1 Invincible young hound or whelp owned by King Ioruaidhe who becomes the lapdog of Lug Lámfhota. In reparation for killing Cian, Lug's father, the children of Tuirenn had to procure Failinis ‘who shines like the sun on a summer day and before whom every wild beast falls to earth powerless’.

2 A legendary king of Iroda [Norway] cited in early Irish narratives.

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