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Glas Ghaibhneach

by Micha F. Lindemans
In popular Irish tradition, the gray cow of Goibniu, the smith-god and the provider of the inexhaustible feast. The animal is said to have presented herself before every house in Ireland, giving to each a plentiful supply of milk for free. But, offended by the avarice of a women who kept some of the milk for sale, the cow plunged into the sea and made for Scotland or Wales.

Also known as Glas Ghaibhleann (pronounced: Gevlen)

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  • Pronunciation:
    glas gain'-ach

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