Dian Cécht

Dian Cécht

Origin:

Ireland

Classification:

Tuatha Dé Danaan

Dian Cécht is the lord of healing, divine physician and smith. He heals via a combination of herbalism, metal, and magic, although earlier people may not have perceived those fields as distinct. Dian Cécht crafted a silver prosthetic arm for King Nuada.

Dian Cécht presides over the craft of healing. Healers and physicians may request his sponsorship. He is the progenitor of a clan of profoundly powerful healers. Following a battle, Dian Cécht and his three children revived and resurrected wounded and dead Tuatha Dé Danaan by immersing them in a magical well and singing incantations over them.

See Also:

Airmid; Miach; Nuada; Tuatha Dé Danaan

Source:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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