Canola (mythology)

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In Irish mythology, Cana Cludhmor[1] was the mythical inventor of the harp, and often referenced as an Irish goddess of music, inspiration and dreams. After having an argument with her husband,[1] Machuel, she left to take a midnight stroll to clear her head. She heard beautiful music on the wind and was soon lulled into a deep sleep there on the beach. When she woke up the next morning, Cana Cludhmor realised the wind had created the music by blowing through partially rotted sinew still attached to a whale skeleton. She designed the harp based on this.

Her name was misprinted as Canola in some references.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Ossianic Society (1854). Transactions of the Ossianic society for the years, 1853-1858. University of California Libraries. Dublin : Printed under the direction of the council.
  2. ^ Patricia Monaghan (2004). The encyclopedia of Celtic mythology and folklore. Infobase Publishing. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-0-8160-4524-2. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  3. ^ Brandi Auset (2009). The Goddess Guide: Exploring the Attributes and Correspondences of the Divine Feminine. Llewellyn Publications. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-7387-1551-3. Retrieved 25 January 2017.