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Aine is among the truly great Goddesses of Ireland.
She’s a Moon goddess, and a Love goddess, she is also the Fairy Queen of Munster.
Aine – pronouced ‘aw-ne’ – she rules agriculture, fertility, the harvest, and animals.
She has been initially a Sun goddess that can take the form of a “Lair Derg”, a red mare which nobody can outrun.
It’s possible that Aine and Grainne alternated as goddesses of the waning and waxing solar yr, switching places on the solstices.
Aine’s dad, King Egobagal, is among the Tuatha de Danann. Also known as Aine Marine and Aine of Knockaine, she’s connected with Dnoc Aine-Knockainy Aineis HillÂ in Munster, also Dun Aine – Dunany Point – in the County Louth.
People who have the surname O’Corra are considered to be her descendants.
There are many beliefs about Aine who many say had been a human woman who was taken and enchanted by the fae.
She carries a magical ring that will expose faeries. Aine loved human beings and quite often mated with men, creating faery children.
She one time made a magickal promise to not ever sleep with a grey haired man.
Aine kept this promise even though her envious sister Miluchrach used an enchantment to switch her much loved Fionnis hair that colour.
She made use of magick to kill Aillil Olom, the Ruler of Munster, when he attempted to rape her.