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Emain Ablach is a mythical island paradise in Irish mythology, it is often regarded as the realm of the sea-god Manannan Mac Lir and therefore identified with either the Isle of Man or the Isle of Arran. According to the Medieval poem ‘Baile Suthan Sith Eamhna, the god of light Lugh Lamfada was reared on the island of Emain Ablach.
The etymology of the word Emain basically means a rapidly moving stream, and the word Ablach translates as ‘of apples and other fruits’. In a 14th century poem, the poet describe yew trees, swans and cranes using the interior freshwater, perhaps this is the reason it was referred to as a paradise.
Reference: Coleman’s Dictionary of Mythology (E2F).
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