7MacCana, Proinsias. Celtic Mythology. London: Hamlyn, 1970. 120.
When Niall asked the crone, " 'And who art thou?' 'Royal Rule am I' she answered." (Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann. "Women in Early Irish Myths and Sagas." The Crane Bag: "Images of the Irish Woman" 4.1 (1980): 12.)
In the story, Niall's descendants will rule unbroken, except for two kings who would descend from Fiachra, the result of his giving the crone a brief kiss of his own.