Aine was the Irish Goddess of love and fertility. She was the daughter of Eogabail, who was the foster son of the Manx sea God, Manannan Mac Lir. Her main responsibility was to encourage human love, although one mortal lover of Hers, King Aillil Olom of Munster, paid for his passionate audacity with his life. When he attempted to force himself upon Aine and rape her, She slew him with Her magick.
Aine's worship was always associated in Ireland with agriculture, because, as a Goddess of fertility, She had command over crops and animals. Even as late as the last century, celebrations were still held in her honour on Midsummer Eve as Knockainy, or "Aine's Hill", in County Kerry.