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Bé Chuma


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[Ir., woman of grief, sorrow].

Known as Bé Chuma of the Fair Skin in Echtrae Airt meic Cuinn [The Adventure of Art son of Conn]. Initially a wife of Eógan Inbir in the Otherworld, she is banished to the land of men for her sin with Gaidiar son of Manannán mac Lir. Once she is among mortals, Conn takes her as a wife, but she lusts after his son Art. When the druids complain that her wickedness has brought a curse upon the country, she has Art exiled as a remedy. When Art returns from a subsequent adventure with his new wife, Delbcháem, Bé Chuma is forced to depart from Tara.

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