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13 April 2010 @ 08:07 pm
Irish Lunar deity?  
I have found no evidence of one, some claim that the Fómhoir Elatha is a god of the moon. Others say that Caer Ibormeith or Niamh are lunar goddesses, but I have found no evidence of these. I have found very little information about Laír Báln, which was supposed to be the moon, translating into "white mare". I can't find any info or even a wiki on Láir Báln though and don't even know the mare's gender. Any thoughts?
 
 
 
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Teresa (Chrissy): Land Sky and Seaeireannoir on April 14th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
It's far too late to address this fully. I was just on me way to bed, but I will say that white mare is láir bhán. The spelling you have is wrong which could explain the dead end while searching for it. However, I'm only familiar with the term as a Samhain tradition of a processional horse, nothing connected to anything lunar.
Hollyhollykitten on April 14th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
"and don't even know the mare's gender"

A Mare is, by definition, female ;-)
saorbhreathach on April 14th, 2010 10:19 am (UTC)
hahah i feel stupid now :-P
Hollyhollykitten on April 14th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
A feeling I know only too well ;-)
saorbhreathach on April 14th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Good, I'm not alone :-D
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