Legendary Celts Medb
Medb was a queen living in approximately the 1st century B.C. She is the most famous as a protagonish in the story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley (The Tain Bo Cualnge) and adversary of CuChulainn the legendary Celtic Hero. She was named after the Celtic Goddess of Intoxication. She married a series of powerful men, Conchobar Mac Nessa of Ulster, a Connaught Chieftain called Ailill and finally Aililli Mac Ross, a son of the King of Leinster. She also took Fergus Mac Roich (foster-father of Cuchulainn) as a lover because his huge sexual appetite matched hers. She lived in Co. Sligo in Connaught and there are many monuments which are linked to her name. She was slain by Furbaide Ferbend (son of Conchobar Mac Nessa) while she was bathing in a lake on an island in Lough Ree, Co. Roscommon because she had murdered mother.