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Fedelm Noíchrothach


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[Ir., the nine times beautiful].

Identical with Fedelm Noíchride [Ir., fresh-heart]. A female warrior noted for her great beauty. A daughter of Conchobar mac Nessa, she abandoned her husband Cairbre Nia Fer in favour of the great Ulster hero Conall Cernach. Her son Fiachna 1 was killed by Dubthach. She may have had a tryst with Cúchulainn in the Táin Bó Cuailnge [Cattle Raid of Cooley], or he may have slept instead with one of her bondwomen.

Subjects: Religion.


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