Glas Ghaibhlann

Also known as Glas Gaibeanir, Glas Ghaibhnann, Glas Ghoibhneann, Glasgavelen

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  • Celtic Celtic (culture)
  • Rural Rural (attribute)
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An enormous cow that is grey-white with green spots and lives in Ireland. Like most cows of Celtic myth, it produced and endless supply of milk. The god of forgery, Goibniu owned it but in some tales its owner was Cian; a man who has lived since the dawn of the Celtic world. One story tells of how the malevolent god Balor stole the cow out of jealousy. Cian then disguised himself and seduced Eithne, Balor’s daughter. Eithne fell for him and told him where the cow could be found.

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