In the story of the death of the goddess, Ruad, Abcán is the dwarf that ferries her from the other world to this one so that she can seduce the human, Aed Srónmár. The sounds of mermaids singing, or in some versions, music from a fairy mound cause her to leap into the water and drown.
Abcán has much in common with the dwarf musician Fer Í.
- Monaghan, Page 1
- Monaghan, Page 400-401
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Monaghan, Patricia (2004). The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore, Checkmark Books, New York, NY
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