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Nera (mythology)

Nera (modern spelling Neara) is a warrior of Connacht in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology.

One Samhain night when the warriors of Cruachan were feasting, King Aillil offered a prize to any man who was brave enough to put a wicker band around the ankle of a corpse that had been hanged. Because Samhain was considered to be a night when the dead have power, only Nera was courageous enough to volunteer. When he placed the wicker band around the corpse's ankle, it moved and asked him for water. Nera allowed it to climb on his back and he carried it to a house, but flames sprang up around the house when they approached. They tried a second house, which was then surrounded by water. On their third attempt, they were able to enter the house, and the corpse drank three cups of water, spitting the last out on the householders and killing them. Nera returned the corpse to the gallows, but when he went back to court the hall was on fire and all of the inhabitants had been decapitated. He thought he saw an army going into the Hill of Cruachan, so he followed them. Inside the hill, he met a woman of the sidhe who told him that the destruction that he had seen was only a vision of what would happen on the next Samhain night unless the warriors of Medb and Aillil destroyed the Hill of Cruachan and defeated the sidhe army. Nera went back to tell Medb and Aillil what he had heard and found that no time had passed since he had left the hall to put the wicker band around the corpse's foot. Nera warned the people of Cruachan of the danger and then escaped with the woman of the sidhe before Medb and Aillil called on Fergus mac Roich to destroy the Hill of Cruachan.

In some versions of the legend, Nera spends a whole year in the hill and convinces Medb and Aillil of the truth of his story by bringing them summer flowers.

Nera (Danube)

The Nera (, or Нера, ) is a long river running through Romania and Serbia. It is a left tributary of the Danube, which it joins near Banatska Palanka.

Nera (Italy)

The Nera is a long river that flows almost entirely in Umbria, Italy. A tributary to the Tiber, its sources are in the Monti Sibillini, east of Foligno. It flows southward past Terni and Narni. It joins the Tiber near Orte.

Nera (company)

Nera Networks AS was a Norwegian company working in the field of wireless telecommunications using microwave and satellite technology. Formerly a subsidiary of Eltek, it was based in Bergen, with offices in 26 countries and more than 1,500 employees. The company was acquired by Ceragon Networks in 2011

Nera is operational through its three subsidiaries:

  • Nera Networks AS (transmission systems). Proving radio link equipment and systems, antenna systems and turnkey telecommunications transmission networks. Mainly sold to telecommunication equipment makers and mobile and broadcast network operators.
  • Nera SatCom AS (satellite communications business). Providing satellite communication equipment for global data and voice at land, sea, and air. In 2007 Nera SatCom was purchased by Thrane and Thrane.
  • Nera Telecommunications Ltd (broadband access). Providing wireless broadband access, infrastructure, payment solutions, and broadcasting.

As of 2004 Nera also owns a 50.18% interest in the public company NeraTel located in Singapore.