Name: Eochu / Eochaid Airem 'Of the Plough'/ Eochaid Finn
Profession: High King
Associated Site: Tara
Brothers: Eochaid Fedlech :: Ailill Anglonnach
Wife: Etain Echraide
Daughters: Etain married Cormac of Ulster :: Derbrenn
Grand-daughter: Mess Buachalla 'The Cow-herds One'
Great-Grandson: Conaire Mór (son of Mess Buachalla)
Niece: Medb of Connaught
Eochaid Airem was so called because he is supposed to have invented the shoulder-yoke for oxen when they go ploughing the land. Up until his invention which he had copied from the people of the sidhe the men of Ireland had just used a large strap across the foreheads of their oxen for ploughing.
Eochaid married Etain who was kidnapped by Midhir and carried off to a fairy mound because in a previous incarnation she had been his wife. Eochaid eventually manages to recapture Etain after getting his armies to ransack the fairy mound of Brí Léith home of Midhir.
They have a grand-daughter Mess Buachalla who in turn gives birth to a future king Conaire Mór.
Stories, Myths and Legends associated with Eochaid Airem
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