Monday, July 18, 2005
UI's Celtic Mythology - Cliodhna
Cliodhna, in Irish mythology, was an otherworld goddess of beauty. It was said that her three magical birds could sing the sick to sleep and cure them. Cliodhna was passionately in love with a mortal named Ciabhan, a youth with wonderful curling locks. One day on the shore near Cork, while Ciabhan went hunting inland, Cliodhna was put into a magic sleep by the sea god Manannan Mac Lir, who then sent a wave to pull her back to the Land of Promise.
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