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Aillean, Grey-Hammed Lady

In the Irish romance, Visit of Grey Ham, a woman of the Otherworld who had a tendency to turn herself into a deer. Said to be descended from the King of Iceland through his granddaughter Rathlean, she led Arthur and his men away to marry various Otherworld women, wedding Arthur herself.

In this work, Ailleann is given an interesting family tree as seen below.

Pedigree of Ailleann

See also
Grey-Hammed Lady | The Legend of King Arthur
Ioruaidh | The Legend of King Arthur
Iceland | The Legend of King Artur
Daire | The Legend of King Arthur

Célidhe Iosgaide Léithe (The Visit of Grey Ham) |