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Goibniu

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[OIr. gobae, smith]. Smith of the Tuatha Dé Danann and one of the three gods of craft, na trídé dána, along with Credne and Luchta. Goibniu is seen most vividly in Cath Maige ...

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... , Goibhniu , Goibne , Guibne , Goibnenn , Gaibnenn , Gobnenn , Gobniu [OIr. gobae , smith]. Smith of the Tuatha Dé Danann and one of the three gods of craft, na trídé dána, along with Credne and Luchta . Goibniu is seen most vividly in Cath Maige Tuired [The (Second) Battle of Mag Tuired], where he is a tireless armourer, providing Lug Lámfhota with the spear that penetrates Balor 's eye. His keen tips are always lethal. T. F. O'Rahilly ( 1946 ) has argued, however, that as a god of thunder and lightning Goibniu may be identified...

Goibniu

Goibniu  

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[OIr. gobae, smith].Smith of the Tuatha Dé Danann and one of the three gods of craft, na trídé dána, along with Credne and Luchta. Goibniu is seen most vividly in Cath Maige Tuired [The (Second) ...
Glwyddyn Saer

Glwyddyn Saer  

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Shadowy Welsh figure, probably counterpart of the Irish craft-god Goibniu. See also GOFANNON; GOBBÁN SAOR.
Gaiblín

Gaiblín  

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Possible owner of Glas Ghaibhleann, the magical cow; lived in Co. Cavan. He may be a folk derivative of Goibniu, the ancient craft-god.
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See GOIBNIU, smith of the Tuatha Dé Danann; Gofannon, the smith of early Welsh narrative. See also SMITH.
Bríg,

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[Ir., high, noble, power (?)].A daughter of the Dagda whose son Rúadán is killed by Goibniu. In her grief she gives the first mourning chant or keen [Ir. caoineadh] in Ireland.
Néit

Néit  

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Shadowy early Irish god of war, often grouped with the Fomorians. He is usually portrayed as having two wives or consorts, Badb and Nemain. This does not make him an adulterer; rather, he may be ...
Glas Ghaibhleann

Glas Ghaibhleann  

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[Ir. glas, green, greenish blue; of Gaiblín (?), of Goibniu (?)].Celebrated, magical cow, white with green spots, whose inexhaustible supply of milk signalled prosperity. The original owner is a ...
craftsman

craftsman  

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In the Celtic countries the concept of craftsman [Ir. ceardaí, saor; W crefftwr] would include artisan, carpenter, potter, or wright, but does not always include smith [Ir. gabha; W gof]. The ...
Gofannon

Gofannon  

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[W gof, gofan, smith].Welsh divine smith, one of the children of Dôn and a British counterpart to the Irish Goibniu; he is best remembered as the uncle who kills his nephew Dylan. Culhwch's third ...
Luchta

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Carpenter or wright [Ir. sóer], god of the Tuatha Dé Danann, one of the three gods of craft [trí dée dána] of early Ireland, along with Credne and Goibniu. Luchta was thought adept at making shields ...
Credne

Credne  

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[Ir., craftsman, artisan].A divine artificer of the Tuatha Dé Danann, usually working in bronze but also in brass and gold. Together with Goibniu, the smith, and Luchta, the wright or carpenter, he ...
Mullaghmast

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[Ir. mullach, a hilltop; maisten, of Maiste].Hill (563 feet) 1 mile W of Ballitore, Co. Kildare, rich in mythological and archaeological associations. In nearby Glenn Treithim [OIr. Treichim], the ...
Gobán Saor

Gobán Saor  

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A mythical craftsman in Irish medieval literature and folklore.
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In classical Greek chalkeus (χαλκεύς) and chalkotypos (ξαλκοτύπος) were both specific terms for a copper or bronze smith and for a smith in general; the same holds true for sidereus ...
Brigit

Brigit  

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[Ir., the exalted one].Pre-Christian Irish goddess of fire, smithing, fertility, cattle, crops, and poetry. She was the daughter of the Dagda and according to later tradition, the wife of Senchán ...
Bres

Bres  

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[Ir., shapely, beautiful (?); fight, uproar, din (?)].Name borne by several mythological and legendary figures (sometimes by more than one in the same narrative). the best known of which is Bres the ...
Irish mythology

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In the popular imagination Ireland is often represented as a land of legends and myths, where fairies and leprechauns and old gods still make their presence felt, and where storytellers ...
Rúadán

Rúadán  

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(d. c.584),founder and abbot of Lothra (Co. Tipperary). Reputedly of royal Munster stock, he was educated at Clonard and is sometimes claimed as a bishop and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. ...
Nuadu Airgetlám

Nuadu Airgetlám  

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[of the silver hand/arm]. King of the mythical Tuatha Dé Danann who leads his people into Ireland but is later disqualified from kingship because of the ‘blemish’ of his severed arm. Dispute over the ...

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