Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

ÁINE

Irish Fertility Goddess

Also known as Aine

Sunny Agricultural Goddess

Daughter of Eogabail, who was foster son of Manannán mac Lir the Sea God.

She chose a life of landlocked love. She killed a king who tried to rape her, then branched out into Irish Agriculture. She had her own Aine’s Hill in County Kerry, where Midsummer Revels were held when she took on a new identity as a Fairy Queen.

Áine Facts and Figures

Name: Áine
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Aine

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

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Article last updated on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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