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Irish mythology, Bébinn was a goddess associated with birthand the sister of the river-goddess, Boann. The name was also borne by a variety of mythological figures, who may or may not be the same goddess.MacKillop, James (1998) "A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology". Oxford, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280120-1 p.37]
Bébinn is alternately described as either the wife of Áed Alainn, a god, or Idath, a mortal man. She is mentioned in multiple sources as the mother of
Connachthero Fráech. In the Fenian Cycleof Irish tales, Bébinn is "a beautiful giantessof aristocratic bearing" who seeks protection from the Fiannawhen an ugly giant pursues her. In other sources a Bébinn is mentioned as a daughter of Elcmar.
Etymology and variations
In Irish Gaelic, Bébinn means "beautiful woman" or "fair woman". Variant forms include Bé Bind, Bé Find, Bebhinn, Bébhionn, Bébind, Béfind and Béfionn. While it has also been Anglicized as Vivionn and Vivian, it is unrelated to the French or English names.
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