In Irish mythology, Dian Cécht (Old Irish pronunciation ), also known as Cainte, Canta, was the God of healing to the Irish people. He was the healer for the Tuatha Dé Danann and the father of Cian, Cu, and Cethé. His other children were Miach, Airmed, Étan the poetess, and Ochtriullach.
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... Later, Dian Cecht's son, Miach, replaced the silver arm with an arm of flesh and blood, and Dian Cecht killed him out of professional envy ... Airmed arranged and catalogued the herbs, but then Dian Cécht again reacted with anger and jealousy and scattered the herbs, destroying his daughter's work as well as his son's ... Dian Cecht was also able to heal Mider after the latter lost an eye when struck with a twig of hazel ...
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... It was Dian Cecht who once saved Ireland, and was indirectly the cause of the name of the River Barrow ... This was done and Dian Cecht opened the infant's heart, and found within it three serpents, capable, when they grew to full size, of depopulating Ireland ...
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“You seem to me as Dian in her orb,
As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown;
But you are more intemperate in your blood
Than Venus, or those pampered animals
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—William Shakespeare (15641616)