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Other Forms FormsAillean

Meaning & History

Of uncertain derivation. This was the name of the title character in the Irish Arthurian romance Céilidhe Iosgaide Léithe (The Visit of the Grey-Hammed Lady). She married King Arthur when she took him and his knights to the Otherworld. She was the daughter of Daire, a fairy king, by Rathlean. She was said to have shapeshifted from time to time into a deer.
Added 9/3/2011 by SeaHorse15
Edited 5/18/2021 by SeaHorse15