A figure of Irish medieval romance. She was the daughter of Cathbad the Druid and mother of Cuchulain. Dectera and 50 other maidens disappeared from the court of Conor mac Nessa. Three years later, while pursuing a flock of birds that were spoiling the crops, the king and courtiers came upon a magnificent palace inhabited by a youth of noble mien, a beautiful woman, and 50 maidens. These were recognized as Dectera and her companions, and the youth as Lugh, the sun god. Conor summoned Dectera to him, but she sent him instead her newborn son, Cuchulain.
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