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MEḋḃ / MEAḋḃ

This name derives from the Old Irish “Meḋḃ / Meaḋḃ”, Middle Irish “Meadhbh”, and modern Irish “Meadhbh”, meaning “Intoxicating, she who intoxicates”. Meḋḃ was an ancient honey wine typically consumed during a marriage ceremony. Medb is queen of Connacht in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Her husband in the core stories of the cycle is Ailill mac Máta, although she had several husbands before him who were also kings of Connacht.

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