– is a Celtic goddess of woodlands, cattle and
fertility. Her name appears as Flidas or Flidais (modern spelling: Fliodhas,
Fliodhais) and is known by the epithet Foltchaín (“beautiful hair”).
She appears in a number of Irish folk stories and early Irish literature such as Dindsenchas, Cóir
Anmann and the Ulster Cycle. In some myths, she is
conflated with the deer maiden, Sadhbh from the Fenian Cycle, as well as other
attempts to portray her as the Celtic version of the Roman Diana or Greek