Fódla


Fódla “a sod of earth” is the Celtic Goddess of the power of Ireland. She is daughter of Ernmas and one of the Tuatha de Danaan, the people of the Goddess Danu. When the Milesians arrived from Spain Fótla met them ‘with her swift fairy hosts around her’ on Naini Mountain, also called the mountain of Ebliu. Each of the three sisters asked the bard Amergin that her name be given to the country.

Ériu seems to have won the argument, but the poets hold that all three were granted their wish, and thus 'Fodhla' is sometimes used as a literary name for Ireland, as is 'Banba'.but Fódla’s name continued to be used on occasion. Fódla’s husband MacCecht was one of the last kings of the Tuatha de Danaan.

According to Seathrún Céitinn she worshipped the Mórrígan, who is also sometimes named as a daughter of Ernmas.
 
 
 
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