Flidais was a female mythological figure in early Irish literature, a goddess of the woodlands and all that is wild, including joyful sexuality. She rode through the woods on a chariot drawn by deer. As the mistress of the animals, She reigned over all of the beasts of the forest. Flidais is also closely connected to fertility.
As a representative of the 'spirit of abundance', Flidais owned a herd of supernatural cattle and Her most prized cow, Maol Flidais, who could feed more than 300 families a night on her milk.
Flidais can be identified with the Roman woodland goddess, Diana, and the Greek goddess, Artemis.