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Eriu, `Mercy'.

[to Whom the ninth day of February, day 039, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Celtic, Irish.

Linguistic notes: Gaelic Erin, a name for Ireland, usually explained as the dative case of Her name.

Description: Beautiful Goddess of fate and prophesy; Eponym of the land; Bestower of sovereignty; Sorceress; Queen of the western apple-orchard of immortality ; Shape-shifting warrior sorceress; Creatress of warriors. See also the Goddess Anthology under Eriu.

To whom are sacred: long-beaked grey crow (one of Her shapes); (especially associated with a hill in the center of Ireland, as She aged the hill grew).

Titles, Variants, etc:

Sources: 8; CM.PM/85; EBv9/744d; WEMS/283, 392; WG.RG/102, 182, 291.

Eri, '---'.

Geography/Culture: Celtic: Irish.

Description: One of the Tuatha de Danaan; She of the golden hair.

To whom are sacred: gold-ring (given in token of the Elathan's visit).

Male Associates: Son: Bres, (also called Gormac `Dutiful-Son'), by cogenitor: Elathan, '---', a Prince of the Fomoire, who arrived in a silver boat travelling the path of the sun.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Source: MP.BGH/96.

Banbha, `Land-Unplowed-for-a-Year'.

Geography/Culture: Celtic: Irish.

Description: Goddess Queen of the land and death; Eponyn of ancient Ireland; Sorceress; Leader in invasions.

To Whom are sacred: yew ('The renown of Banba'); the letter `I' (Idho, the death letter in the Irish tree-calendar alphabet that makes the wheel of existence come full circle).

Male associate: consort Mac Cuill.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Sources: CM.PM/57; CML.CS/125-6, 153; WG.RG/102, 194.

Clothru, '---'.

Geography/Culture: Celtic: Irish.

Description: Triple Shapeshifting Goddess of Ireland; Bestower of sovereignty; One of the Tuatha de Danaan.

Male associate: son: Llew Llaw Gyffes.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Eir, `Mercy'.

Geography/Culture: Norse, Scandinavian.

Description: Goddess of healing; Best Physician; Caring-one; She who grants health to any woman who can climb her hill.

To Whom is sacred: hill.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Source: GN.BB/157

worked on: July 1990; August 1991.
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