Mongfind

Mongfind

Queen Mongfind ("fair mane") was the wife of the legendary Irish High King Eochaid Mugmedon and mother of his eldest three sons, Brion, Ailill and Fiachrae. She was the sister of Crimthann mac Fidaig, king of Munster, whom she is said to have poisoned.

She was the first wife of Eochaid; he took a second wife, who gave birth to Niall of the Nine Hostages. Several stories depict Mongfind as an adversary of her stepson.

According to Cormac's Glossary, she was a goddess the pagan Irish worshipped on Samhain. Later legend, as documented in PW Joyce's Social History of Ancient Ireland, makes Mongfind a bean sidhe.

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