Usage Irish Mythology
Other Forms FormsFer Diad, Ferdiad, Fear Diadh, Fhirdhia
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Contributor Contrib.CSwe on 11/3/2008
Last Editor EditorSeaHorse15 on 1/17/2012
From #Fer Diad#, which is of uncertain meaning. The first element is Gaelic #fear# "man"; the second element could be related to #dïas# "two persons" ("man of the pair") or an element meaning "smoke" ("man of smoke"). In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, this was the name of a warrior who was killed by his friend Cúchulainn. There are many variants of the name in medieval literature, all of which associate the character with divinity or fire.