Usage Irish Mythology
Other Forms FormsFliadais, Flidhais, Flidias, Fliethas, Fliodhais, Flidas
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Meaning & History
Meaning uncertain, allegedly "doe". Flidais was an Irish goddess of forests, hunting and wild animals, especially stags and deer - by which her chariot was drawn. She is the chief figure in the 'Táin Bó Flidhais', one of the lesser known cattle raid tales which makes her the wife of Ailill Finn and lover, later wife, of the hero Fergus mac Róich.