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Celtic moon goddess minding her magic subjects.
(Fairy Queen of Munster)
Celtic moon goddess, Aine of Knockane
Goddess of love and fertility; also known as the Fairy Queen of Munster. She encouraged human love, but was of course opposed to rape and the forceful nature of love. Aine was also known as a goddess of fertility in that she had control and command over crops and animals. She was known to have made a magical vow to never sleep with a man of grey hair. She was able to hold this vow even after her sister strove to sabotoge her by way of her lover Fionnis.
Other Names: Aine Marina, Aine of Knockaine.
Lover: King Aillel Olim, Fionnis
Children: Geroid Iarla
Festivals: Midsummer's Eve
Planets: Sun, Moon
Animals: Red Mare, Rabbit, Swan
Moon Goddess of Munster, Patroness of crops and cattle. She gave the Meadowsweet its scent. Connected with the midsummer festival. May be identified with Anu.
April 28th, 2009
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