Baedan (Baetan, or Baotan, probably different forms of Baithen) is the name of several saints.
(1.) SON OF BRECAN, celebrated Nov. 29; but in putting him on this day neither O'Gorman nor Maguire gives a place where he is venerated. He is given among the saints of Derry. At Culdaff there is a custom of plunging diseased cattle into a pool of the river and praying at the same time to St. Bodhan (Stat. Acc. Irel. ii, 611).
(2.) OF CLUAIN-TUAISCEIRT, now Clontuskert, near Lanesborough, in the barony of South Ballintobber and County Roscommon. His death is put by the Four Masters in 804.
(3.) BAEDAN MOR, celebrated Jan. 14, was the son of Lugaidh and Cainer. In Mart. Doneg. he is called " abbot of Inismor, A.D. 712." On his father's side, he came of the race of Cathaoir Mor, who is said to have reigned in Ireland, A.D. 120-122.