Such catastrophes as that related on this occasion, where, if true,
anciently very common, and were frequently assigned, by vague tradition, as
giving names to celebrated places, which were adopted by ignorant or
indolent chroniclers without further examination --- thus, in the annals of
Dublin?, we are told, that the City took the name of Auliana, from
the daughter of Alpinus, who was drowned in the Liffey?; that was changed by
Ptolemy into Eblana, and afterwards corrupted into Dublana,
that she might be held in remembrance!