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Abcán

Abcán  

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[Ir. abcán, abhcán, little dwarf].Dwarf poet of the Tuatha Dé Danann who owns a bronze boat with a tin sail near the falls of Assaroe.
Áed Minbhrec

Áed Minbhrec  

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A son of the Dagda and a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Wrongly accused of adultery by a jealous husband, Áed Minibhrec was murdered before his father's eyes. His sídh was near Ballyshannon, Co. ...
áes sídhe

áes sídhe  

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[Ir., people of mound/ fairy hill].One of many Irish names for the fairies and, by implication, the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Ágach

Ágach  

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[Ir., contentious, warlike].One of the Fomorians, an enemy of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Aí mac Ollamon

Aí mac Ollamon  

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[Ir., poetic inspiration, learning, metrical composition; son of master poet].The poet of the Tuatha Dé Danann. When Aí was in his mother's womb, a blast of wind shook the house and a druid ...
Aileach

Aileach  

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[Ir., rock].A great stone fort dating from perhaps early Christian times at Inishowen Head in north-east Co. Donegal, 5 miles W of [London]Derry, on the western entrance to Lough Foyle. Although the ...
Aillén mac Midgna

Aillén mac Midgna  

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The ‘burner’ who brought destruction upon Tara until he was slain by Fionn mac Cumhaill on the latter's first visit there. Aillén was a fairy musician of the Tuatha Dé Danann who resided at the sídh ...
Áine

Áine  

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1 The fairy goddess, patroness of love, desire, and fertility whose usual seat is at Cnoc Áine or Knockainy in east Co. Limerick, near Lough Gur. Many commentators have felt that this Áine draws much ...
Airmid

Airmid  

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[cf. Ir. airmed, measure of grain, dry measure].Daughter of Dian Cécht, the physician or leech of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and sister of Miach. She assisted her brother in attempting to restore the real ...
Altrom Tige Dá Medar

Altrom Tige Dá Medar  

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[Ir., The Nurture of the Houses of the Two Milk Vessels].A late Middle Irish narrative of the Mythological Cycle included in the 15th-century Book of Fermoy. Scholarly attention in the story has ...
Amairgin

Amairgin  

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[Ir., wondrously born].Name borne by several figures in early Ireland, in myth and saga as well as in the genealogies of such families as the O'Moores of Laois. The two best-known figures bearing ...
Ana

Ana  

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[Ir. wealth, abundance].The principal goddess of pre-Christian Ireland, the mother or ‘nourisher’ of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the ‘people, tribe, or nation of Ana’. In Sanas Cormaic [Cormac's Glossary] ...
Angus Óg

Angus Óg  

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[Ir., young Angus, Angus son of youth; mac Óc, mac Óg, young son].Angus Óg is the god of youth and beauty among the Tuatha Dé Danann; he may also be the god of love, if any such god can be said to ...
Annwn

Annwn  

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In Celtic mythology, the underworld, ruled over by Arawn.
Assal

Assal  

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[cf. Ir. asal, ass].A member of the Tuatha Dé Danann who owned a magical spear, the Gáe or Gaí Assail, and seven magical pigs. His spear was the first brought into Ireland. It never failed to kill ...
Balor

Balor  

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The chief of the Fomorians of Gaelic mythology. One of his eyes had the power of destroying whatever it looked on. The eye was put out and Balor himself slain ...
battles of Mag Tuired

battles of Mag Tuired  

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Mag Tuired (Magh Tuireadh or Moytura) was the place of two great battles in Irish mythology. In the first battle, the Tuatha Dé Danaan, led by Nuada, won against the ...
Bé Chuille

Bé Chuille  

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Daughter of Flidais, goddess of the wild, and one of the most witch-like women among the Tuatha Dé Danann; often described as a druidess.
Bé Téite

Bé Téite  

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[Ir., wanton or luxurious woman].A daughter of Flidais and active woman in the Tuatha Dé Danann.
Beóthach

Beóthach  

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[Ir., living].The Nemedian ancestor of the Tuatha Dé Danann. In the pseudo-history Lebor Gabála [Book of Invasions], Beóthach was grandson of Nemed and son of Iarbanél, who survived the rout at Tory ...

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