Daughter of MEDB and Aillil, the King of Connaught. She was unfortunately cursed into the form of a fawn by the evil FER-DOIRICH.
At least until she was found by the fantastically heroic FIONN-MAC-CUMHAILL. He must have known something was up when his hunting hounds refused to heckle the transformed SADB. They too had been forced into the form of beasts, a rather frequent affair in Celtic myth.
Naturally an encounter with true love broke the spell and they lived happily ever after...
Until FER-DOIRICH, the Dark Druid who had cast the spell upon her in the first place, discovered them. He was not pleased to say the least and hurried SADB away in the form of a fawn once again. Oh deer!
FIONN-MAC-CUMHAILL searched seven long years for his beloved until at long last he finds a wild raggedy fawn-child. He recognised his son at first glance and named him OISIN.
Article last updated on 18 August 2014
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "SADB: Goddess of Transformation from Celtic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Aug. 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.