Abcán


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  A dwarf poet and musician of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the early Celtic divinities of Ireland. He was the harper for the Tuatha Dé Danann at the time of Lugh's coming. He was said to have a bronze boat with a tin sail.

In the story of the death of the goddess, Ruad, Abcán ferries her from the Otherworld to this one so that she can seduce the human, Aed Srónmár. The sounds of mermaids singing, or in some versions, music from a fairy mound cause her to leap into the water and drown.

Abcán has much in common with, and may be another name for, the dwarf musician Fer Í.
 
 
 

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