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Tír na mBeo


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[OIr. béo, living, quick].

The Land of the Living, a place of everlasting life, one of several distant lands settled by the semi-divine Tuatha Dé Danann after their defeat by the mortal Milesians; in much of Irish oral tradition it is an otherworldly paradise, little distinguishable from Tír na nÓg and Tír Tairngire. Lug Lámfhota brought his sword Frecraid [answerer] from Tír na mBeó. Folk motif: D1338.7. See also YNYS AFALLON.

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