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Cnú Deireóil

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[Ir., little nut of melody].

The dwarf fairy harper of Fionn mac Cumhaill in the Fenian Cycle. He is described as a little man with golden hair, perhaps 4 feet high, who claims to be a son of Lug Lámfhota. Although he is associated with delight and play in many stories, his songs induce sweet slumber.

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