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The Fate of the Cildren of Lir (Author: Unknown)

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Among the chiefs of these bodies who expected to obtain sovereignty for themselves, over the Tuatha Dé Danann, were Bodhbh Dearg, son of the Daghdha; and Ilbhreach of Eas-Ruaidh; and Lir of Sidh Fionnachaidh; and Midhir the Proud of Bri Leith; and Aenghus


Og, the son of the Daghdha, — but he did not covet to seek the sovereignty of the Tuatha Dé Danann, for he preferred being in his own condition [i. e., remaining as he was], than in that of king over the Tuatha Dé Danann. All these nobles went into council together, except these five who expected to obtain the sovereignty. And the conclusion to which they came was, to give the sovereignty to Bodhbh Dearg, son of the Daghdha, for three reasons, namely: for the sake of his father; for his own sake; and on account of his being the eldest son among the Daghdha's children.