Gancanagh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A gancanagh (/ɡænˈkænə/) (from Irish gean cánach, meaning 'love talker')[1] is a male fairy in Irish mythology that is known for seducing human women.

W. B. Yeats described the gancanagh in 1888, as follows:

References

  1. ^ a b Yeats, W. B., ed. (1888). Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gancanagh&oldid=854478794"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gancanagh
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Gancanagh"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA