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Fiachu Findfholaid


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[Ir., fair property (?); white substance (?)].

Son of Feradach Fechtnach who, upon his father's death, divided the wealth of Ireland with his brother, and became king of Tara. The two divisions of wealth were: (a) wealth, treasure, cattle, and fortresses; and (b) cliffs, estuaries, mast (animal feed) and ‘sea fruit’, salmon, hunting, and venery. When this story is retold in Fenian contexts, the Fianna give Fiachu the sobriquet Finn [fair] and describe him as choosing the rivers, wastes, wilds and woods, and precipices and estuaries. Later, Fiachu is usurped by Éllim mac Conrach leading vassal tribes from all four provinces of Ireland, Connacht, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. Fiachu's son Tuathal Techtmar avenges this murder by taking portions of all four provinces and creating Mide (cf. MEATH).

(a) wealth, treasure, cattle, and fortresses; and (b) cliffs, estuaries, mast (animal feed) and ‘sea fruit’, salmon, hunting, and venery. When this story is retold in Fenian contexts, the Fianna give Fiachu the sobriquet Finn [fair] and describe him as choosing the rivers, wastes, wilds and woods, and precipices and estuaries. Later, Fiachu is usurped by Éllim mac Conrach leading vassal tribes from all four provinces of Ireland, Connacht, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. Fiachu's son Tuathal Techtmar avenges this murder by taking portions of all four provinces and creating Mide (cf. MEATH).

Subjects: Religion.


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