Kings

Finn Bheara

 

Name:  Finnbheara Finnbarr Finn Bheara Fionnbhar 

 

Race:  Tuatha Dé Danann

 

Properties:  Protector of Horses and Crops

 

Profession:  Fairy King

 

Father: Dagda

 

Half-Brother: Aengus Óg

 

Wife: Úna

 

Associated Sites:  Cnoc Meadha (Knockmaa), Tuam, Co. Galway

Finnbheara was the king of the fairies of Cnoc Meadha west of Tuam in Co. Galway.  He was married to Úna the fairy queen of Knocksheogowna.  He had a liking for mortal women and would abduct them to his fairy mound, the most famous of these being called Eithne.  Each year he would have a battle with the fairies of Ulster and if he won the crops would be good in Connaught and if he lost the crops failed.

He was interested in horses and horse-racing and it is said he helped many a horse to win in a race by lending one of his jockeys to the owner.

Stories, Myths and Legends Associated with Finn Bheara

 

Donn Son of Midhir

The Help of the Men of Dea

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