Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland


Irish Transformation Goddess

Also known as Sadhbh

Fionn's deer wife

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 recognized his son at first glance and named him Oisín.

Sadb Facts and Figures

Name: Sadb
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sadhbh

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

In charge of: Transformation
Area of expertise: Transformation

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Article last revised on May 23, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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