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A gancanagh (/ɡænˈkænə/) (from Irish gean cánach, meaning 'love talker')[1] is a male fairy in Irish mythology that is known for seducing human women.

W. B. Yeats described the gancanagh in 1888, as follows:


  1. ^ a b Yeats, W. B., ed. (1888). Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry.