Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

CLÍODHNA

Irish Beauty Goddess

Also known as Cleena, Clídna, Clionadh

Queen of the Banshees who was unlucky in love

This beautiful Goddess fell in love with a handsome mortal, Ciabhan of the Curling Locks. But she was thwarted by Manannán mac Lir, who lulled her to sleep with a lilting melody when she was on the seashore of The Land of Promise waiting for her love.

Unfortunately the Land of Promise was a hollow mockery as she never saw her lover again. Manannán mac Lir sent a wave to scoop her away to the watery nether regions where she now resides amidst much foaming and tempestuous behavior.

She has a wave named after her but we don’t think surfers would be allowed to use it for health and safety reasons.

Clíodhna Facts and Figures

Name: Clíodhna
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Cleena, Clídna, Clionadh

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

In charge of: Beauty
Area of expertise: Beauty

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Article last revised on May 22, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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