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- Ros Ailithir
Irish poet; fer légind of Ros Ailithir (Rosscarbery, Co. Cork)
a woman of the Túatha Dé Danann, daughter of the physician Dían Cécht and a healer in her own right. Her name appears to refer to the Irish word airmed ‘measure of grain’, which echoes that of her brother Míach (míach ‘sack of grain’).
In one of the subtales told in the course of Acallam na sénorach, a son of the king of Leinster and a warrior of the Fían, who died of shame in the face of satire and was released by Patrick to attain a place in Heaven.