Mananan
Son of the Irish sea-god Lir, magician with strange possessions.
His magical boat Ocean-sweeper, steered by the wishes of
its occupant; his horse Aonban, able to travel on sea or land;
and his sword Fragarach, a match for any mail, all were
brought by Lugh from ‘‘The Land of the Living’’ (i.e., fairyland).
As lord of the sea he was the Irish Charon, and his colorchanging
cloak would flap as he marched around the camp of
hostile force invading Ireland. He is comparable with the Cymric
Manawiddan and resembles the Hellenic Proteus.

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