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Gírle Guairle


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Nonsense name of a fairy woman spinner in an Irish variant of the Rumpelstiltskin story. Gírle Guairle agrees to spin and weave for a mortal woman, if only she will remember her difficult name. At first the mortal woman forgets, but later, to Gírle Guairle's anger, she remembers.

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