Aed or AED may refer to:
- Áed (given name)
- Aed (god), an Irish god
- AED (non-profit), formerly known as the Academy for Educational Development
- AED Oil Limited, an oil exploration and production company
- 5-Androstenediol, an adrenal gland hormone that stimulates marrow-cell growth
- Accident and emergency department
- Advertising elasticity of demand, a measure of the effectiveness of advertising
- Alpha Epsilon Delta (ΑEΔ), an American premedical honor society
- Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, a genetic disorder
- Antiepileptic drug, a type of medication used to treat epileptic seizures
- The ISO 639-3 language code of the Argentine Sign Language
- Atomic-emission detector, a type of chromatography detector
- Auger electron diffraction
- Automated external defibrillator, a portable electronic device that diagnoses and can correct arrhythmia of the heart
- United Arab Emirates dirham, ISO 4217 currency code
- Adhesive explosive device, a variation of an Improvised explosive device
- ALGOL Extended for Design (AED-0), a programming language used to write DYNAMO II
- Aed Carabao (Yuenyong Opakul, born 1954), Thai singer/songwriter and leader of the band Carabao
Aed, or Aodh, is the prince of the Daoine Sidhe and a god of the underworld in Irish mythology. He is known from inscriptions as the eldest son of Lir, High King of the Tuatha de Dannan, and Aobh, a daughter of Bodb Dearg. Aed is elsewhere described in the dindsenchas as being the Dagda's son and killed by Corchenn of Cruach for seducing Corchenn's wife.
According to tradition, Aoibh died in childbirth after bearing Lir four children (two sets of twins): Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiachra, and Conn of the hundred battles. Aoife, the second wife of Lir, and in some versions of the story, the sister of Aobh, was very jealous of the children and conspired to kill them on a journey to see Bodb Dearg, the former King of the Tuatha de Dannan. But for love of the Children of Lir, the servants of Aoife would not slay the children, and so she cursed them to live as swans for 900 years: 300 upon Lake Darvra, 300 in the English Channel, and 300 on the open sea.
Legend says they kept their voices and learned all the songs and tales of Ireland, as well as the many languages brought by travelers from distant places.
There are numerous variations on the culmination of the story after the breaking of Aoife's curse, and most are obviously influenced by stories from Christianity. For more on the story, see the article on the Children of Lir.
AED, formerly the Academy for Educational Development (1961-2011), was a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focused on education, health and economic development for the "least advantaged in the United States and developing countries throughout the world." AED operated more than 250 programs in the United States and in 150 other countries around the world.
init. 1 Anti epileptic drugs. 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_external_defibrillator 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALGOL_Extended_for_Design, an extended version of the ALGOL programming language
Usage examples of "aed".
It was looted in a raid on Mercia led by Righ Aed Allan, nine centuries ago, after the original Jewel of Ulaid was hurled into Lough Neagh by the defeated Righ Cathussach, just before Aed Allan caught up to him, killed him, and took his throne.
Soon would Aed Abra's daughters, to heal thine ill, To thee, at thy bidding, speed.
I have come to greet thee," she said, "from Fand, the daughter of Aed Abra.
We, compelled from afar to meet him, Daughters all of Aed Abra, throng.
The derivations of the names of Fand and of Aed Abra are quite in keeping with the character of the Antiquarian form, and would be out of place in the other form of the romance.