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In Celtic mythology, Lir ("the sea") was the god of the sea, father of Manannan mac Lir, Bran, Branwen and Manawydan by Penarddun and a son of Danu and Beli. He was held captive by Eurosswydd until Penarddun slept with him, giving birth to twins, Nisien and Efnisien. He had a daughter named Fionnuala by an unknown mother.

Alternative: Llyr (Welsh)

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