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 Knowledge because he possessed all wisdom. He was forced from his throne as king of the Tuatha de Danann (people of the goddess Danu) by his son Oengus. Dagda was
portrayed holding a large club or fork, so great it had to be dragged on wheels, the symbol of his dominion over the food supply.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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