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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])

poem/story 63


  1. Tethba, daughter of Eochu Airem, gave to the northern land that she loved her secret name—let there be no slighting of her excellence!
  2. When she came thence with Noisiu son of white-shouldered Nechtan—Tethba, who made populous its houses, and her nurse, tall Eitech,
  3. Eitech, daughter of Lennglass son of Luan, parted with lasting beauty of visage: her journey's end was Eitech, the spot where darkness veiled her face.
  4. Their names endure after them, the names of the women mighty and strong, and we find them to tell their story: each chose the land to which she gave her name.