Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Character in Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Series: AED

The boy's name Aed \ae-ed\. Traditonal form of the Irish name Aodh.
Áed is a Gaelic given name, meaning "fire", or derived from the Irish mythological god Aed. The hypocoristic form is Áedán, anglicized as Aidan. Aed is also a modern variation of the Irish name Aodh. Aed, or Aodh, is sometimes anglicized as Hugh.
Aed is a god of the underworld in Irish mythology. He is known from inscriptions and is the son of Lir and Aodh. According to tradition he was turned into a swan by his stepmother, Aoife.

Individuals with this name include:
Áed Rúad, legendary High king of Ireland Áed mac Echach (died 575), king of Connacht Áed Dub mac Suibni (died 588), king of Dál nAraidi Áed Dibchine (died c.595), king of Leinster Áed mac Ainmuirech (died c.598), High king of Ireland Áed Sláine (died 604), High king of Ireland Áed Rón mac Cathail (died 604), king in Leinster Áed Uaridnach (died 612), High king of Ireland Áed Bennán mac Crimthainn (died 618), king of or in Munster Áed Dub mac Colmáin (died 641?), bishop of Kildare Áed Aired (died 698), king of Dál nAraide Áed Róin (died 735), king of Dál Fiatach Áed mac Colggen (died 738), king of Leinster Áed Balb mac Indrechtaig (died 742), king of Connacht Áed Muinderg (d

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