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Mananaan

Mananaan (he of the Isle of Man) In Celtic mythology, son of the sea god Lir, a Tuatha de Danann, husband of Fand and Uchtdelbh, father of Mongan and Niamh. Mananaan had a ship, Wave Sweeper, which was self-propelled, as well as a horse, Splendid Mane, with which he traveled over the sea. Mananaan was patron god of Irish seamen, …

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Lir

Lir Origin: Celtic; Irish Lir literally means “the sea.” He is an ancient sea spirit, now most famous because of the many other spirits who are identified as his children as for example Manannan mac Lir. Undoubtedly many myths are lost: that so many powerful spirits are identified as his children signifies his own importance. One surviving myth describes Lir’s …

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Dagda

Dagda (Daghda) (good god?) In Celtic mythology, Irish god of fertility, husband of Brigit or a goddess with three names—Breg (lie), Meng (guile), and Meabel (disgrace)—who bore him a daughter named Bridgit, and Bodb the Red, Ceacht, Midir, and Ogma. He possessed a magic caldron, Undry, that could feed the whole earth. Sometimes he is called the Lord of Great …

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Ogma

Ogma (Ogham) In Celtic mythology, orator, warrior of the Tuatha de Danann, Irish god of literature, eloquence, fertility, healing, poetry, prophecy, and war; husband of Etain; father of Cairbe, MacCecht, MacCool, MacGreiné, and Tuirenn. He is also the fabled inventor of the Ogham alphabet, the earliest form of writing in Irish. The Latin alphabet is adapted to a series of …

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Maeve

Maev (Maeve, Medb, Meadhbh) (she who intoxicates) The most vibrant female personality in all of Celtic mythology. She is queen of Connaught, an evil war goddess in the cycle of myths around the hero Cuchulain, who is killed by her sorcery. She is often depicted with a bird and a squirrel on her shoulders wearing a red cloak and carrying …

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Macha – Irish Horse Goddess

Macha Also known as: Mhacha Origin: Ireland Macha, ancient, powerful horse goddess of fighting and fertility, is among the most important deities of ancient Ireland. Along with the Badbh and the Morrigan, Macha is among a group of goddesses concerned with Ireland’s prosperity, welfare and safety. Macha is simultaneously one and three mythic figures: • Wife of Nemedh, leader of …

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Airmid

Airmid Origin: Ireland Classification: Tuatha Dé Danaan Airmid, sacred healer and herbalist, is the daughter of Dian Cecht, divine physician of the Tuatha Dé Danaan. She and her father preside over a magical healing well, in which wounded, battle-fatigued warriors are dipped, emerging healed in body, soul, and mind. Airmid is a miracle healer: she and her brother, Miach, healed …

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Aynia

Aynia Origin: Irish Aynia, powerful, ancient Irish goddess, Fairy Queen of Tyrone, may or may not be the same spirit as Aine. Aine is a solar spirit and Aynia a lunar one, but it is possible that once upon a time these were two paths or sides of the same goddess. Aynia is a spirit of the moon, death, stones, …

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