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Nechtan

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In Irish mythology, Nechtan was the father and/or husband of Boann. He may be Nuada under another name, or his cult may have been replaced by that of Nuada. Only he and his three cup-bearers were permitted to visit the well of Segais, into which nine sacred hazel trees dropped their wisdom-bearing nuts. When Boann visited the well, it overflew and chased her to the coast, forming the river Boyne.

In the Irish mythological tale the Voyage of Bran, Nechtan mac Collbran was the companion of Bran mac Febal.

The name Nechtan is likely cognate with that of the Roman god Neptune and the Persian and Vedic gods sharing the name Apam Napat.pl:NechtanTemplate:Myth-stub

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