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Celtic God of the Sea
Lir (or Llyr) was God of the Sea, like his son, Manawydan (Manannan). He was
represented in medieval Royal pedigrees as Llyr Marini (of the Sea), though
completely misplaced in time.
According to the Welsh, he was chief of the gods; but the Irish tell how,
when the Tuatha De Danann were driven underground by the sons of Mil, Lir
was rejected as chief in favour of Bof. As a measure of reconciliation, the
latter offered him the choice of his daughters in marriage. Lir chose Eve,
by whom he had three children; and, when she died, he married her sister,
Eva. Unfortunately, Eva became jealous of Lirís offspring and she lured them
to a lake where they were turned into swans! The children were thus forced
to spend three hundred years each at three different locations until
Christianity overran the land. When finally freed, they were so old that
they died soon afterward.