Queen Maeve is the Irish equivalent of the Welsh fae Queen Mabb (of the King Arthur legends). She was the
queen of Connacht, had many lovers, and many husbands. Her first husband was Conchobar Mac Nessa of Ulster, but she quickly tired of him and passed him on to her sister
Ethne. Then she married a Connaught chieftain named Ailill (AW-leel), also a
disaster. Next, she married a prince (another Ailill—Prince Ailill MacMata),
the son of the King of Leinster.
had long, golden hair and steel blue-gray eyes (a common trait shared by all the
Tuatha de Danann). She was strong, willful, stubborn, and very powerful, but
also very beautiful, an intoxicating beauty that mesmerized men into following
her anywhere, even into battle.
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the story card that comes with this beautiful photographic portrait.