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  • c.1575–1638?
Churchman and hagiographer who was born into an Old English family in Meath, studied at the Irish college at Douai and became a rector at the Irish college of Paris. He published a hagiographic collection entitled Florilegium insulae sanctorum (Paris, 1624).

Meuthi See: Saint Tathan

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  • 20 December 1858–11 October 1919
Irish scribe.
Apparently from míach ‘measure (bushel, sack) of corn / grain’; a mythological figure of Irish literature, a son of Dían Cécht and brother to Airmed
Archangel in Christianity and other Abrahamic religions.

A nomadic people in the Old Testament, who are said to have descended from Midian son of Abraham and inhabited the region of Midian in northwestern Arabia. Numbers 31 tells of a war in which the Israelites attacked and defeated the Midianites, killing all the men and boys.

one of the Túatha Dé Danann in early Irish literature

Midir of Brí Léith See: Midir

in Irish pseudo-historical tradition, father of the Milesian invaders of Ireland, hence ancestor of the Goídil
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