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Pronounced Ness-ah or Nass-ah. Original Irish spelling is Neasa
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In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.
It can also mean Fierce
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Nessarose 'Nessa', from Gregory Maguire's novel "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" and the hit musical 'Wicked'
Nessa, a vala from the book The Silmarils by J.R.R. Tolkien: sister of Orome and wife of Tulkas, known as the lover or the wilds and the one who knows the dances