alternate: Ethne

Mother of Lugh; a woman of the Fomoraig and the daughter of Balor. The myth associated with her is similar to that of Danae of the Greeks; she was locked in a tower by Balor, who knew that her son would kill him. Cian the son of Dian Cecht, found his way into the tower and impregnated her. She gave birth to Lugh, who was then raised by the Fir Bolg queen Tailtiu and Manannan.

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Mary Jones 2004