Toscead betweox fadungum "Ériu"

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With her sisters, [[Banba]] and [[Fodla]], she was part of an important triumvirate of goddesses. When the [[Milesians_(Irish)|Milesians]] arrived from Spain each of the three sisters asked that her name be given to the country. Ériu ([[Éire]]) won the argument, but Banba and Fodla are still sometimes used as poetic names for Ireland, much as [[Albion]] is for [[Great Britain]].
Eriu, alongsamod withmid Banba and Fodhla, is thesēo goddess ofgyden ealdordōmes<!--sovereignty-->.
Is dwilmende þæt in ānum ēaganbearhtme wæs þēos gyden gemearcod tō bēonne wlitig cwēn and in þǣm nīehstan ēaganbearhtme swā scearpnebbe crāwe.
It is quizzical that in one moment this goddess was portrayed as being a beautiful queen and in the next moment a sharp beaked crow.
According to [[Seathrún Céitinn]] she worshipped the [[Badb]], who is also sometimes named as a daughter of Ernmas. The two goddesses may therefore be seen as equivalent.


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