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The Celts emerged as a group around 3,000 BCE and fanned out west on horseback all across Europe. They were described as looking something like a stereotypical "ancient Highlander", but they were neatly groomed and they had colorful cloaks clasped with cunningly wrought brooches. The status of the women in Celtic society was horrifying to the Romans and later to the Christians: not only did women own cattle and keep their possessions when they mated, they also held political power and often times led the men into battle. They also worked as druids, satirists, and tellers of tales.

Religious beliefs and practices of the Celts varied throughout the different Celtic lands. Celtic polytheism began it's decline during the time of Roman expansion, especially after Druidism was outlawed by the emperor Claudius in 54 CE. The Celtic people had no written language in those days so their beliefs were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. As with Norse myths, most of what survives of the lore of the Celts was written down by monks and missionaries, many of whom looked down on the indigenous stories as superstitious nonsense. This usually occures when a society that considers itself civilized conquers an indigenous people they do not understand and therefore consider them as heathen. The result is as though someone reduced the Library of Congress to four or five old books, in this case with the gods and monsters converted into heroes and historical figures in a kind of reverse euhemerism. Because of this our imagination is needed to fill in the gaps as we invite these mythic figures to dream themselves out of the darkness of forgotten times.

Only now are we becoming more aware of a small portion of their religious practices and deities, thanks to the professionals deligently working to unearth and discover these people and their story.

I've endeavored to compile as complete a list as possible, from every source I could find and place the information here at one location. Highlighted names are links that will (in most cases) have a picture also. The pictures were gleaned from the internet and are nothing more than an enhancement to the description of the deity. I hope you'll enjoy the material as much as I've enjoyed gathering it. Please bookmark the site and come back often. I'll be adding more pages along the way.


Table of Contents

A List of Gods, Goddesses, Creatures, People,
Places, & Objects


Listed Alphabetically

~ A B D E F G H I J K L M N O Q R S T U V W Y Æ ~
A

Abarta
Abcan
Abhean - son of Bicelmos
Achall - Goddess of Medicine
Adsullata - Savus River Goddess
Aedh - Three different people listed here
Aengus Og - Angus the Young, Son of Dagda
Aer - A Druid warrior
Ai Mac Ollamain - A Druid poet with great powers
Aífe
Ailbhe - A daughter of Oilell and foster-child of Bodb Dearg
Ailell Anglonach - He fell in love with his brother's wife, Etain.
Aillbhe - she was given as a wife to one of the three sons of Lugaidh Menn
Aille - The daughter of Cormac
Aine - A Goddess of summer
Aine - She was called Leanan Sidhe
Ainge - she was a daughter of the Dagda, who made her a great vat
Airmed - Goddess of Herbal Healing
Airnelach - Son of Cian, son of Olioll, captured by Cathmann, son of Tabarn
Alastir - The younger brother of Cormac mac Airt
Amergin - A son of Míl Espáine
Angus - See Aengus Og
Aoi - Aoi Mac Ollamain, Tuatha Dé Danann God of Poetry
Aoife - See Aife
Anu - See Danu
Aobh - The eldest daughter of Oilell
Aodh - He was turned into a swan by Aoife, Lir's jealous second wife
Aodh Aithfhiosach - of the quick wits, a son of Bodb Dearg
Aoibhell - (Evill) a woman of the Sidhe who dwelt at Craig Liath, she tried to prevent her lover from joining a battle. Her harp fortells death for any who hear it

Aoife - (Eefa) one of the three daughters of Oilell and a foster-child of Bodb Dearg, she became the wife of Lir after her sister Aobh had died in childbirth. Through jealousy, she changed Aobh's four children into swans at Loch Dairbhreach

Aonbharr - styled 'of the One Mane', he is Manannan's horse, as swift as the naked cold wind of spring. She can gallop across the sea, and no rider was ever killed off her back. She was often ridden by Lugh

Arawn - Welch King of the Underworld

Arduinna - Gualish Goddess of the Forest

Ardwinna - See Arduinna

Arianrhod Arian - Moon Priestess

Arias - styled the 'fair-haired poet', one of the four wise men and teachers of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. His home was Finias

Arranan - one of the sons of Miled (q.v.), he died by falling from the mast to the deck of his ship as the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland

Artio - Swiss Bear Goddess

Artrach - along with Angus and Aedh, one of the three sons of Bodb Dearg, he had a house with seven doors and taught the king's son of Ireland and of Alban how to throw spears and darts

Athluain - a ford of the Shannon that Lugh passed on his way to do battle with Bres

Avalon - Island of Paradise


Awen - Cauldron of poetic inspiration


B

Badb - A war goddess

Badh Catha - A battle goddess

Balor - King of the Fomor

Banba - Queen of the Tuatha De Danaan

Banna - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Banshee - The screamer of death

Battle of Taillten - the great battle between the Sons of the Gael and the Tuatha De Danaan, after which the Sons of the Gael had the rulership of Ireland

Bean Sidhe - See Banshee

Bearna nah-Eadargana - the Gap of Separation, it is a place that Lugh passed on his way to do battle with Bres

Bechulle - one of two witches of the Tuatha De Danaan (the other was Dianan) who had the power to turn trees and stones and sods of earth into an armed host

Bed of the Dagda - in the house of the Dagda at the Brugh na Boinne

Beinn Edair - the dwelling place of Tuireann, mentioned briefly in Ethne's complaint

Belgata - the great mountain to the rear of Magh Nia in Connacht

Belisama - Summer Bright Goddess

Beltane - May Day

Bennai Boirche - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Berbhe - see Green of Berbhe

Betach - see Fiachna

Bicelmos - see Abhean

Birog - styled 'of the Mountain', a woman-Druid who helped Cian win the love of Ethlinn who had been imprisoned in a tower. When Ethlinn bore a child (Lugh), Balor would have had it killed, but Birog rescued it

Blai-Slieve - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Blodeuwedd - "Flower Face"

Boann - Goddess of the River Boyne

Bodb - (Bove) see Rudrach and Dergcroche

Bodb Dearg - (Bove Darrig) son of the Dagda, he was king of Connacht when Bres and his army landed in Ireland to battle Lugh . He lived at Sidhe Femen, was eldest among the children of the Dagda, and was given the kingship of the Tuatha de Danaan after their defeat. His three sons were Angus, Artrach, and Aedh, his daughter was Scathniamh and his musician was Fertuinne. Two other sons were Aodh Aithfhiosach and Fergus Fithchiollach

Bodbh - See Morrigan

Boinn - variant of Boinne, one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Boinne - the salmon of the dumb Boinne are mentioned briefly in Ethne's complaint

Boudicca - Queen of the Iceni

Bran - the son of Tuiren

Bran - son of Febal, he was called by the silver branch to board a boat and journey to the Land of Women, Tir na mBan
Brath - see Mide

Breagan - see Cuailgne

Brennus

Bres - son of Eri and Elathan, a champion of the Tuatha de Danaan, he was sent to meet Sreng of the Firbolgs. He was the most beautiful of all the young men, and he was chosen king after Nuada. 'As beautiful as Bres' was a common saying. However, he was known for his lack of hospitality, and was deposed when Nuada was reinstated as king. By Brigit, he was father of Ruadan.

Bresal Etarlaim - the Druid who helped Fuamach to destroy Etain

Bri - the daughter of Midhir, she died of a broken heart because she could not be with her love, Leith, and the hill of Bri Leith, the spot where she died, was named for them

Brian - styled 'Flame of Valour', along with Iuchar and Iucharba, he is one of the three sons of Tuireann and his sister, the daughter of Tuireann, was Ethne. He had the power to change his own shape and that of his two brothers. He caused the death of Cian, Tuis, Pisear, Dobar, Miochaoin and his three sons.

Brighid - A daughter of the Dagda

Brigit - See Brighid

Bri Leith - home of Midhir the Proud, named after his daughter Bri, and her love Leith

Bri Ruri - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Brugh na Boinn - The place where Lugh kept the Scuabtuinne and where the Dagda had his house, the Birthplace of Cermait Honey-Mouth

Buan - the nine lasting hazels of Buan dropped their nuts into the Well of Knowledge where the salmon would eat them, sending their husks floating out on the five streams that flowed from the well

Buas - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland


C

Caer Ibormeith - Irish Goddess of sleep and dreams

Caer of the Fair Hair - see Inis Cenn-fhinne

Cailcheir - one of the swine of Debrann, it was called by Corann's harping

Cailleach - A Hag Goddess of Winter

Cainte - Cian, Cu, and Ceithen were the three sons of Cainte, and they had a long-standing feud with the three sons of Tuireann

Cairbre - see Erc

Cambion - Someone born of a mortal woman & sired by an incubus

Camel - son of Riagall, he was one of the two door-keepers at Teamhair when Lugh first arrived

Caoilte - (Cweeltia) one of the last of the Fianna, he was loved by Scathniamh

Carn Corrslebe - a place near Loch Ce'

Carpre - (variant of Corpre) he had the power to compose a satire that would shame men so they could not stand against fighting men

Carpre Lifecar - the son of Cormac

Cassmail - one of the Tuatha De Danaan, he was killed by Octriallach at the second battle of Magh Tuireadh

Cathair Aine - See Aine of Knockaine

Cathbad - the Druid, he aided Conchubar in treacherously slaying the sons of Usnach

Cathmann - son of Tabarn and king of Fresen, he captured Tadg, his wife (whom he took as his own wife), and two brothers, but was later killed by him

Cauldron - one of the four great treasures the Tuatha de Danaan brought to Ireland from the north. It came from the city of Murias, and no one ever went from it unsatisfied

Ce' - the Druid of Nuada, he was wounded in the second battle of Magh Tuireadh, and when he died and was buried near Carn Corrslebe, a lake burst out over his grave and it was called Loch Ce'

Cecht - the plough

Ceis Corain - the place where the champions of Connacht (all except Niall) gave up their pursuit of Cailcheir

Ceithen - along with Cian and Cu, he was one of the three sons of Cainte. Cu and Ceithen went towards the south, while Cian went north, to gather the Riders of the Sidh to help Lugh in his battle with Bres

Ceithlenn - styled 'of the Crooked Teeth, she was queen of the Fomor, the wife of Balor and, by him, the mother of Ethlinn She gave the Dagda a dreadful wound at the second battle of Magh Tuireadh

Celtchar of Cualu - see Leith

Ceridwen

Cermait - styled 'Honey-Mouth', son of the Dagda, his three sons shared the kingship of Ireland at the time of the invasion of the Sons of the Gael, and were killed in the Battle of Tailltin. His birthplace was the house of the Dagda at Brugh na Boinne

Cernunnos

Cesair - the first that ever reached Ireland, she later dwelt on Inislocha where Tadg met her

Cesarn - one of the three Druids of the Firbolgs who broke the enchantment laid upon them by Badb, Macha, and Morrigu

Children of Rudraighe - see Eimher

Ciabhan - (Kee-a-van) of the Curling Hair, the King of Ulster's son, he went to Manannan's country, won the love of Cliodna, but lost her due to the treachery of Iuchnu

Cian - a man of the Tuatha de Danaan, brother of Goibniu and Samthainn, and father of Lugh by Ethlinn, he was present when Nechtan deceived King Bres. He lived at Druim na Teine, and his famous cow was the Glas Gaibhnenn. Along with two other brothers, Cu and Ceithen, he was one of the three sons of Cainte. He had the power of shape-shifting and was killed by Brian while in the form of a pig

Cian - son of Olioll and father of Tadg

Ciocal

Cliach - the Harper of the King of the Three Rosses in Connacht, he vainly sought one of Bodb Dearg's daughters in marriage. Loch Bel Sead sprang up under his feet

Cíocal

Cliodhna - of the Fair Hair

Codal - of the Withered Breast, he threw yew rods for Eochaid to discover the hiding place of Midhir and Etain

Coir-cethar-chuin - 'the Four-Angled Music', it was another name for Uaitne

Coll - the hazel-tree

Collbrain - see Nechtan

Colpa - one of the sons of Miled, his ship was wrecked as the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland, and he drowned while trying to reach land at Inver Colpa

Colum Cuaillemech - styled 'of the Three New Ways', he was a smith of the Tuatha de Danaan

Comb and the Casket of the Dagda's wife - a hill near the house of the Dagda at Brugh na Boinne

Compar - a messenger and tax-gatherer of the Fomor, he was one of the four hardest and most cruel, the other three being Eine, Eathfaigh, and Coron

Conaire - High King of Ireland, grandson of Etain and Eochaid, who got his death by Midhir and his people

Conall Cearnach - of the Red Branch of Ulster, he was descended from the line of the sons of Eimher The slayer of Anluan, he originally may have been a horned god

Conan Maol - it was his gold, hidden in a cairn, that Caoilte gave to Scathniamh as a bride-price One of the Fianna, he was regarded as something of a buffoon

Conchubar Abratrudh - of the Red Brows, the father of Liban

Conn - killed by Brian, he was one of the three sons of Miochaoin (q.v.), the others being Corc and Aedh

Conn - of the Hundred Battles, King of Teamhair, grandfather of Cormac, he tried to stop his son Connla from going to Manannan's country

Conn - one of the four children of Lir and Aobh, he was turned into a swan by Aoife, Lir's jealous second wife

Connacht - one of the five provinces of Ireland, it is where the Tuatha de Danaan first landed. Both Magh Rein and Magh Nia (with the mountain Belgata) were there, as well as the river Unius. It was the province chosen by Sreng for the Firbolgs after they were defeated by the Tuatha de Danaan

Connla - of the Red Hair, son of Conn, he went to Manannnan's country despite his father's efforts to prevent it

Coran - the Druid of Conn, he tried to keep Connla from being taken to Manannan's country

Corann - Lugh passed through the 'place of the bright-faced Corann' on his way to do battle with Bres

Corann - Diancecht's harper, and the best harper of the Dagda's household, he called Cailcheir with his harp

Corc - killed by Brian, he was one of the three sons of Miochaoin, the others being Conn and Aedh

Cormac - grandson of Conn, King of Teamhair, he journeyed to Manannan's country to bring back his wife, Ethne; his daughter, Aille; and his son, Carpre Lifecar

Coron - a messenger and tax-gatherer of the Fomor, he was one of the four hardest and most cruel, the other three being Eine, Eathfaigh, and Compar

Corpre - son of Etain, he was a poet of the Tuatha de Danaan who cursed Bres for his lack of hospitality with the first satire ever made in Ireland

Corrgenn - a great man of Connacht who, while visiting the Dagda, killed Aedh because he suspected him to be involved with his wife

Corr Slieve na Seaghsa - the Round Mountain of the Poet's Spring, it is a place that Lugh passed on his way to do battle with Bres

Craisech - thick-handled spears belonging to Sreng, they were sharp at the sides though they had no points

Credenus - styled 'the Craftsman', he was a chief among the Tuatha de Danaan

Credne Cerd - styled 'the Brazier', a worker in brass for the Tuatha de Danaan

Creiddylad

Cridenbel - an idle blind man with a sharp tongue who always demanded the Dagda's three best bits of food. Starving, the Dagda hid three pieces of gold in the three bits and this killed Cridenbel

Crimthan Cass - the King of Connacht and father of Laegaire

Cron - mother of Fianlug, she was at the forge of Goibniu grinding spears when Ruadan was killed

Crow of Battle - see Morrigu

Cruacha - the maidservant of Etain who accompanied her when she departed with Midhir. Cruachan in Connacht was named after her

Cruachan Aigle - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Cu - along with Cian and Ceithen, he was one of the three sons of Cainte. Cu and Ceithen went towards the south, while Cian went north, to gather the Riders of the Sidh to help Lugh in his battle with Bres

Cuailgne - the son of Breagan, he and his brother Fuad, two of the best leaders of the Sons of the Gael, were both killed in the rout of the Tuatha De Danaan (he at Slieve Cuailgne), following the Battle of Tailltin

Cualu - the home of Celtchar

Cuan - the wood of Cuan was cleared away by Duach and the men of Ireland so there could be a gathering around Taillte's grave

Culain - although he may have been Manannan in another guise, he was the great smith, originally living on the Island of Falga, who was invited by Conchubar to live on the plains of Muirthemne, where Cuchulain killed his great dog and thereafter took the name Cuchulain, meaning 'the hound of Culain'


D

Dabilla - a little hound belonging to Boann

Dagda

Dalbaech - see Elathan

Dalbh - see Goll

Dana - See Danu

Danu - Mother the Tuatha de Danaan

Dazbog - The husband of Morena

Dearg-due - Irish Vampire

Debrann - owned Cailcheir, the swine that was called by Corann's harping

Deichtine - Mother of Cú Chulainn
De Domnann - see Indech

Delbaeth - see Elathan

Delbaith - see Eri

Denda Ulad - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Deorgreine - a Tear of the Sun, daughter of Fiachna, she was given to Laegaire as his wife in Magh Mell

Derc-Loch - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Dergcroche - son of Bodb, he and his brother Rudrach were the two kings of Inislocha

Dianan - one of two witches of the Tuatha De Danaan (the other was Bechulle) who had the power to turn trees and stones and sods of earth into an armed host

Diancecht - father of Miach he was a chief among the Tuatha de Danaan, and understood healing. He fashioned an arm of silver for Nuada, who had lost his own in battle. Also father of Octruil and Airmed, he restored slain warriors in the healing well of Slaine. His father was the Dagda and his harper was Corann

Diarmuid Ua Duibhne - Son of Aengus Og

Dichu - steward first to the Dagda and then to Angus

Dobar - the King of Siogair killed by Brian, he was the owner of two horses and a chariot that were among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian

Doirenn - along with two other daughters of Midhir of the Yellow Hair, Aife and Aillbhe, she was given as wife to one of the three sons of Lugaidh Menn

Dolb - the smith of the Fomor

Domnu

Donall Donn-Ruadh - styled 'of the Red-brown Hair', he was one of the sons of Manannan. His brothers included Sgoith Gleigeil, Goitne Gorm-Shuileach, and Sine Sindearg. His foster brother was Lugh

Donn - one of the sons of Miled, he and twenty-four others died when the ship he commanded was wrecked as the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland

Druid

Druim Cain - Teamhair

Druim na Descan - Teamhair

Druim na Teine - the Ridge of Fire, the dwelling place of the three brothers, Goibniu, Samthainn, and Cian

Druimne - son of Luchair, he made a cooking oven for the Dagda at Teamhair

Druantia - Queen of the Druids Duach - see Echaid

Duach - styled 'the Dark', husband of Taillte, he built the Fort of the Hostages in Teamhair, and organized the men of Ireland to cut down the wood of Cuan

Dur-da-Bla - 'the Oak of Two Blossoms', it was another name for Uaitne


E

Eab - son of Neid, he was one of the chief men of the Fomor

Eadon - one of the greatest of the women of the Tuatha de Danaan, she was called the nurse of poets

Easal - the King of the Golden Pillars, he was the owner of seven self-regenerating pigs that were among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian. A daughter of Easal's was the wife of the King of Ioruaidh

Eas Dara - in west Connacht, it is the harbour where Bres and his army landed in Ireland to battle Lugh

Eathfaigh - a messenger and tax-gatherer of the Fomor, he was one of the four hardest and most cruel, the other three being Eine, Coron, and Compar

Echaid - styled 'the Rough', son of Duach, he was foster-father of Lugh

Eimher - (Aevir) the son of Ir, he divided Ulster between himself and some other chiefs of the Sons of the Gael following the Battle of Tailltin. It was of his sons, that were called the Children of Rudraighe, and that lived in Emain Macha for 900 years, that both Fergus and Conall Cearnach were descended

Eine - a messenger and tax-gatherer of the Fomor, he was one of the four hardest and most cruel, the other three being Eathfaigh, Coron, and Compar

Eire - variant of Eriu, one of the greatest of the women of the Tuatha de Danaan, she was one of three daughters of the Dagda who gave her name to Ireland

Eithis - one of two Druids of the Sons of the Gael (the other was Aer) who was killed in the first battle against the Tuatha De Danaan, and was given a great burial

Elathan - the son of Dalbaech and a king of the Fomor, he was father of Bres by Eri, a woman of the Tuatha de Danaan. He came to her over the sea in a vessel of silver, himself having the appearance of a young man with yellow hair, wearing clothes of gold and five gold torcs

Elathan - son of Lobos, he was one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh

Elathan - son of Delbaeth, he was one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh

Emain Macha - the capitol of Ulster, named after the twins of Macha, the place where the Children of Rudraighe lived for 900 years

Emhain Abhlach - an island paradise, the place to which Bran journeyed

Emmass - see Macha

Eochaid - (Eohee) son of Erc, he was king of the Firbolgs when the Tuatha de Danaan first came to Ireland

Eochaid - along with Fiacha and Ruide, one of the sons of Lugaidh Menn, King of Ireland

Eochaid - son of Sal, he was killed by Fiachna after capturing his wife

Eochaid Feidlech - also called Airem, of the Plough, High King of Ireland, he wedded the reborn Etain (by whom he had a daughter, Esa), but lost her to Midhir in a chess game, but got her back by beseiging Bri Leith

Eoghan - (Owen) brother of Tadg and Airnelach, he was captured by Cathmann and made to run a ferry, but was later rescued by Tadg

Eostre - See Ostara - Goddess of Spring

Epona - Protector of Travel

Erc - see Eochaid

Erc - descended from the children of Sreng in Connacht, the son of Cairbre, he gave Cuchulain his death

Erc - son of Ethaman, he was a teller of tales for the Tuatha de Danaan

Eremon - one of the sons of Miled, he spoke with Eriu upon the hill of Uisnech

Eri - Protector of Travel

Eriu - Queen of the Tuatha De Danaan

Esa - daughter of Etain and Eochaid Feidlech

Ess Dara - near Magh Tuireadh

Ess Ruadh - home of Ilbrech

Etain - see Corpre

Etain Echraide - the second wife of Midhir, she was driven out by Fuamach, taken in by Angus, turned into a fly by Fuamach, swallowed by Etar's wife, and reborn as Etain, later the wife of Eochaid Feidlech (by whom she had a daughter, Esa), who lost her to Midhir in a chess game, but got her back by attacking Midhir's stronghold at Bri Leith

Etar - of Inver Cechmaine, King of the Riders of the Sidhe, his wife swallowed Etain in the form of a fly who fell into her drinking cup, and nine months later gave birth to her again

Ethaman - see Erc

Ethlinn - daughter of Balor and Ceithlenn, she was mother of Lugh by Cian. Because a Druid foretold that Balor would get his death from his own grandson, Balor locked Ethlinn in a tower (attended by 12 women) to keep her away from men. Described as 'tall and beautiful', she came to Teamhair after the second battle of Magh Tuireadh, and married Tadg. By him, she was mother of Muirne and Tuiren.

Ethne - daughter of Tuireann and sister of Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba

Ethne - the wife of Cormac


F

Fachtna - physician to Eochaid Feidlech

Fail-Inis - a beautiful whelp belonging to the King of Ioruaidh, the Cold Country, that was among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian. This king's wife was a daughter of Easal's

Fais - the wife of Un, she was killed in the first battle fought between the Tuatha De Danaan and the Sons of the Gael, in the place later called the Valley of Fais

Falga - see Island of Falga

Falias - styled 'great', one of the four cities of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. Its teacher was Morias, and its treasure was the Lia Fal, the Stone of Virtue

Fand - daughter of Flidhais, her bright vessels were made by Len Linfiaclach. Manannan's wife, and Cuchulain's mistress. Fathadh Canaan - descended from the line of Ith, he held sway over the whole world, taking hostages of the streams, the birds and the languages

Feast of the Age - Manannan made this feast for the Tuatha de Danaan (after they were defeated) where they ate his magic swine and drank Goibniu's ale

Febal - see Bran

Ferdiad - descended from the children of Sreng in Connacht, he made a good fight against Cuchulain. He was one of the race called Gaileoin

Fer Ferdiad - of the Tuatha De Danaan, he was a Druid and pupil of Manannan who was killed by him for causing the death of Tuag

Fergus - the son of Rogh, he was descended from the line of the sons of Eimher

Fergus Fithchiollach - of the chess, a son of Bodb Dearg, he was sent in search of the children of Lir

Fertuinne - son of Trogain, he was a magician given by Bodb Dearg to the sons of Lugaidh Menn

Fiacha - along with Eochaid and Ruide, one of the sons of Lugaidh Menn, King of Ireland


Fiachna - son of Betach and father of Deorgreine, of the men of the Sidhe, his wife was captured by Eochaid, whom he killed, but she was then given to a nephew, Goll, but Goll was killed by Laegaire and Fiachna's wife was restored to him

Fiachra - one of the four children of Lir and Aobh, he was turned into a swan by Aoife, Lir's jealous second wife

Fianlug - see Cron

Fianna of Ireland - a band of legendary soldiers and Finn was the head of them

Figal - see Gamal

Figol - son of Mamos, he was a Druid of the Tuatha de Danaan who had the power to cause showers of fire to fall on his enemies

Findemas - see Findgoll

Findgoll - son of Findemas, a Druid who advised Nechtan in the deceiving of King Bres

Finias - one of the four cities of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. Its teacher was Arias, and its treasure was the Spear of Victory

Finn - son of Muirne, he was Head of the Fianna of Ireland

Fionn - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Fionnuala - one of the four children of Lir and Aobh, she was turned into a swan by Aoife, Lir's jealous second wife

Firbolg - styled 'the Men of the Bag', they were the people who lived in Ireland before the Tuatha de Danaan but after the people of Nemed, and they had come from the South

First Battle of Magh Tuireadh - the first battle fought in Ireland by the Tuatha de Danaan. Begun at Midsummer, the Firbolgs were defeated after four days

Flidais

Fodla - Daughter of the Dagda

Fomorii - First inhabitants of Ireland

Fresen - a beautiful country, of which Cathmann was king, that lay to the south-east of the Great Plain

Fuad - he and his brother Cuailgne, two of the best leaders of the Sons of the Gael, were both killed in the rout of the Tuatha De Danaan (he at Slieve Fuad), following the Battle of Tailltin

Fuamach - the very jealous first wife of Midhir, she attempted to destroy Etain with magic, and was herself killed by Angus for it



G

Gae Bulg - the spear of Cuchulain

Gae Assail - Lugh's Spear

Gaedhal - styled 'of the Shining Armour' and 'the Very Gentle'. The sons of Gaedhal were also called the Sons of the Gael

Gael - see Sons of the Gael

Gaible's Wood - the beautiful wood that sprang up on the spot where Ainge's vat was hurled by Gaible

Gaible - son of Nuada of the Silver Hand, he stole a vat from Ainge and hurled it away

Gaileoin - a race of Ireland that had a reputation for lies, big talk, injustice, and good fighters (Ferdiad was one of them), but the Druids drove them out of Ireland

Gairech - one of two hills (the other being Ilgairech) that Lugh passed on his way to do battle with Bres

Gamal - son of Figal, he was one of the two door-keepers at Teamhair when Lugh first arrived

Garbhan - he and Imheall were the Dagda's two builders, and they built the rath around the grave of Aedh, called the Hill of Aileac

Garden in the East of the World - three golden apples from this garden were among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian

Gebann - the son of Treon and a chief Druid in Manannan's country, his daughter was Cliodna

Glas Gaibhnenn - (Glos Gov-nan) belonging to Cian, she was a wonderful cow whose milk never failed

Gliten - A sister of Morgan le Fay

Gliton - A sister of Morgan le Fay

Glitonea - A sister of Morgan le Fay

Gnathach - one of the three Druids of the Firbolgs who broke the enchantment laid upon them by Badb, Macha, and Morrigu

Goibniu - styled 'the Smith', the son of Tuirbe,and brother of Cian and Samthainn, he was a chief among the Tuatha de Danaan, and lived at Druim na Teine. His ale kept whoever tasted it from age and from sickness and from death

Goitne Gorm-Shuileach - styled 'the Blue-eyed Spear', he was one of the sons of Manannan. His brothers included Sgoith Gleigeil, Sine Sindearg, and Donall Donn-Ruadh. His foster brother was Lugh

Goll - one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh

Goll - son of Dalbh and a brother's son of Eochaid, he got Fiachna's captured wife after Eochaid died but was killed in battle by Laegaire

Gorias - styled 'shining', one of the four cities of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. Its teacher was Urias, and its treasure was the Sword

Grave End - place at Indeoin na Dese where Len Linfiaclach would cast his anvil

Great House of a Thousand Soldiers - in Teamhair, north of the little Hill of the Women Soldiers

Great Strand - see Traig Mor

Green of Berbhe - a plain in Lochlann

Green of Teamhair - in Teamhair, it lay to the west of the Hill of Hostages

Grellach Dollaid - also called 'the Whisper of the Men of Dea', it is the place where Lugh, Nuada, the Dagda, Ogma, and Diancecht made their secret plans to rise against the Fomor

Grian - the sun, and a fairy queen in County Tipperary

Gwenhwyfar

Gwragedd Annwn


H

Hall of the Morrigu - in the house of the Dagda at the Brugh na Boinne

Happy Plain - see Magh Mell

Hazels of wisdom - nine hazel-trees of inspiration and the knowledge of poetry of the Tuatha de Danaan. They grew by a well below the sea, out of which the seven streams of wisdom spring and return. In the well are the five salmon of knowledge who eat the nuts that fall from the hazel trees. If anyone eats one of the salmon, all wisdom and all poetry would be theirs

Heber - one of the sons of Miled, he was one of only three who survived when the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland. He was awarded the two provinces of Munster (less the share he gave to Amergin) after the Battle of Tailltin

Heremon - one of the sons of Miled, his ship was wrecked as the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland, but he got safely to land at Inver Colpa. He was awarded Leinster and Connacht after the Battle of Tailltin

Herne - See Cernunnos

High Seat - of Teamhair, it lay to the south-west of the Hill of Hostages

Hill of Aileac - 'the Hill of Sighs and of a Stone', it was the rath built over the burial site of Aedh

Hill of Dabilla - a hill near the house of the Dagda at Brugh na Boinne

Hill of Hostages - a hill in Teamhair, north-east of the High Seat

Hill of Miochaoin - in the north of Lochlann, three shouts given on this hill were among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian

Hill of Sighs and of a Stone - see Hill of Aileac

Hill of the Axe - see Tulach na Bela

Hill of the Sidhe - a hill in the north-east of Teamhair, where the well Nemnach was located

Hill of the White Field - see Sidhe Fionnachaidh

Hill of the Women Soldiers - styled 'little', it lay to the south of the Great House of a Thousand Soldiers, in Teamhair

Hill of Uisnech - on the west side of Teamhair, where Nuada held an assembly of his people

House of the Women - in Teamhair, it is where the great feasts were held. It had seven doors to the east and seven doors to the west

Hu Gadarn


I

Ilbrech - of Ess Ruadh, he was considered for kingship of the Tuatha de Danaan after their defeat

Ilgairech - one of two hills (the other being Gairech) that Lugh passed on his way to do battle with Bres

Imheall - he and Garbhan were the Dagda's two builders, and they built the rath around the grave of Aedh, called the Hill of Aileac

Indech - son of De Domnann and father of Octriallach, he was a king of the Fomor who fell and was crushed in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh

Indeoin na Dese - 'the Anvil of the Dese', where Len Linfiaclach would cast his anvil every night after work

Ingnathach - one of the three Druids of the Firbolgs who broke the enchantment laid upon them by Badb, Macha, and Morrigu

Ingol - one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh

Inis Cenn-fhinne - called the Island of the Fair-Haired Women and the Island of Caer of the Fair Hair, the women of this island had a cooking-spit that was among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian

Inis Daleb - one of the four paradises of the world, the others being Inislocha to the west, Inis Ercandra to the north and Adam's Paradise to the east

Inis Ercandra - one of the four paradises of the world, the others being Inislocha to the west, Inis Daleb to the south and Adam's Paradise to the east

Inislocha - Lake Island, seen by Tadg on his voyages, and ruled by two kings, Rudrach and Dergcroche, sons of Bodb. It is the fourth paradise of the world, the others being Inis Daleb to the South, Inis Ercandra to the north, and Adam's Paradise to the East

Inver Cechmaine - home of Etar, where the reborn Etain first met Midhir while she was bathing

Inver Colpa - in Leinster, the place got its name because Colpa, one of the sons of Miled, was drowned there, although his brother Heremon came safely to shore there

Inver Sceine - in the west of Munster, it is where the race of the Sons of the Gael first landed in Ireland

Inver Slane - to the north of Leinster, it is where the race of the Sons of the Gael made their first attempt to land in Ireland

Ioruaidh - see Fail-Inis

Ir - father of Eimher and one of the sons of Miled (q.v.), he was known for his bravery in battle but he died when his ship was wrecked as the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland, and he was buried on Sceilg Michill

Irish - the language of both the Firbolgs and the Tuatha de Danaan

Island of Falga - original dwelling place of Culain, the Smith

Island of Joy - Bran left some of his men ashore there on his way to Emhain

Island of the Fair-Haired Women - see Inis Cenn-fhinne

Island of the Tower of Glass - Balor lived there in the days the Fomor visited Ireland often. From this island, the Fomor would capture ships that passed near. They thus defeated the ships of the sons of Nemed in a time before the Firbolgs were in Ireland.

Islands of Mod - islands from which Ogma was ordered by Bres to bring firing every day

Ith - one of the race of the Sons of the Gael, he was killed by treachery while in Ireland, and it was to avenge his death that the race of the Sons of the Gael invaded Ireland. From his line was descended Fathadh Canaan

Iuchar - along with Iucharba and Brian, he is one of the three sons of Tuireann and his sister, the daughter of Tuireann, was Ethne

Iucharba - along with Iuchar and Brian, he is one of the three sons of Tuireann and his sister, the daughter of Tuireann, was Ethne

Iuchnu - he played music to Cliodna in the curragh until she fell asleep and was drowned


K

Kath Brese - the Dagda made a trench around it

Kelpie - A Welch Shapeshifting Water Spirit


King of the Great Plain - father of Taillte

Knockers - Knackers, TommyKnockers


L

Lada - Slavic Goddess of Love & Spring

Laegaire - son of Crimthan Cass, he killed Goll in battle in order to restore Fiachna's captured wife to him, after which he took Fiachna's daughter as his own wife and ruled as a king in Magh Mell

Laima - Lithuanian Goddess of Beauty
Lake Island - see Inislocha

Lake of Birds - see Loch na-n Ean

Lake of the Dwarfs - see Loch Luchra

Lake of the Oaks - see Loch Dairbhreach

Land of Promise - dwelling place of the Riders of the Sidh. See Tir Tairngaire

Land of the Ever-Living Ones - see Tir-nam-Beo

Land of the Ever-Living Women - the place to which Fer Ferdiad was trying to take Tuag when she drowned

Land of Women - see Tir na mBan

Laochra - Goddess of female warriors

Laoi - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Leanan Sidhe
Leanan Sidhe

Leat Glas - Indech's poet, he was present at Indech's death at the second battle of Magh Tuireadh

Leith - (Leh) the son of Celtchar, he loved Bri, but she died before they could be together and the hill of Bri Leith was named after them

Len Linfiaclach - smith to the Dagda, he made the bright vessels of Fand

Lia Fail - one of the four great treasures the Tuatha de Danaan brought to Ireland from the north. It came from the city of Falias. It was kept to the north of the Hill of Hostages, and it used to roar under the feet of every true king of Ireland

Liath-Druim - Teamhair

Liath - son of Lobais, he was one of the chief men of the Fomor

Liban - daughter of Conchubar Abratrudh and wife of Tadg, she was captured and taken to wife by Cathmann, but was later rescued by Tadg

Life River - the salmon of the Life River are mentioned briefly in Ethne's complaint

Lir - father of Manannan, of Sidhe Fionnachaidh, he was considered for kingship of the Tuatha de Danaan after their defeat. He married Aobh (by whom he had four children), and then her sister Aoife

Llyr

Lobais - styled 'the Druid', he was father of Liath and one of the chief men of the Fomor

Lobos - see Elathan

Loch Arboch - see Slaine

Loch Bel Sead - the lake that is on top of a mountain, it sprang up under the feet of Cliach

Loch Ce' - see Ce'

Loch Cuan - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loch Dairbhreach - (Loch Darvragh) Lake of the Oaks, where Aoife changed Aobh's four children into swans

Loch Dearg - the dwelling-place of Bodb Dearg

Loch Decket - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loch Echach - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loch Feabhail - the burial place of Aedh, son of the Dagda

Loch Febail - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loch Laeig - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Lochlann - the dwelling place of the men of the Fomor

Loch Luchra - the Lake of the Dwarfs, near Manannan's city, in Tir Tairngaire

Loch Luimnech - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loch Mescdhae - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loch na-n Ean - the Lake of Birds, where Laegaire met Fiachna

Loch Orbsen - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loch Riach - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loch Righ - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Loscuinn - it lay to the north of the river Unius

Luachaid - see Luchtar

Luan - see Pisear

Luath - two swift men of the Fomor were named Luath, and they gathered an army for Bres when he went to do battle with Lugh

Luchair - see Druimne

Luchta - variant of Luchtar, styled 'the Carpenter'

Luchtar - son of Luachaid, he was the carpenter of the Tuatha de Danaan

Lugaidh Menn - King of Ireland. Eochaid, Fiacha, and Ruide were three of his sons

Lugh - (Loo) styled 'Lamh-Fada', of the Long Hand, son of Cian and Ethlinn, and foster-son of Taillte and Echaid, he was also styled 'Ildanach', the Master of all Arts. Nuada abdicated the throne to him for 13 days in order to enlist his help against the Fomor. His foster-brothers were the sons of Manannan. At the second battle of Magh Tuireadh, he made a spear cast that brought Balor's evil eye out through the back of his head, instantly killing him and 27 of the army of the Fomor. Father of Cuchulain


M

Mabon - Daughter of Modron

MacCecht - styled 'Son of the Plough', he was the husband of Fodhla

MacCuill - styled 'Son of the Hazel', he was the husband of Banba

MacGreine - styled 'Son of the Sun', he was the husband of Eriu

Macha

Maeltine Mor-Brethach - styled 'of the Great Judgments', he was a wise man of the Tuatha De Danaan who advised Lugh not to spare the life of Bres after the second battle of Magh Tuireadh

Maeven - The Fairy Queen

Magh Cuilenn - (Moy Cullin) the place where some say Uillenn Faebarderg killed Manannan in battle

Magh Luirg - the Plain of Following, it is a place that Lugh passed on his way to do battle with Bres

Magh Mell - (Moy Mal) the Pleasant Plain, in Manannan's country

Magh Mell - the Happy Plain, where Laegaire ruled as king, along with Fiachna

Magh Mor - 'the Great Plain'. See Taillte

Magh Mor an Aonaigh - the Great Plain of the Fair, the place where Lugh and the Riders of the Sidh met Bres and his army of the Fomor in battle

Magh Nia - the second settlement of the Tuatha de Danaan in Ireland, better fortified and farther west in Connacht than Magh Rein

Magh Rein - (Moy Raen) the first settlement of the Tuatha de Danaan in Ireland

Magh Tuireadh - (Moytirra) see First Battle of Magh Tuireadh

Magh Tuireadh - not the same as the place where the battle between the Tuatha De Danaan and the Firbolgs was fought, but to the north, near Ess Dara. It is where the great battle between the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fomor was fought, that was later called the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh

Mamos - see Figol

Manannan mac LirChief of the Tuatha de Danaan

Mata - the Sea-Turtle that could suck down a man in armour

Mathgen - the great magician of the Tuatha de Danaan who had the power to topple mountains onto his enemies

Mazoe - A sister of Morgan le Fay

Mechi - the son of the Morrigu, he was killed by MacCecht

Men of Dea - see Tuatha de Danaan

Men of the Bag - see Firbolgs

Merlin - The Greatest Wizard

Miach - son of Diancecht and brother of Airmed, he was better at healing than his father. He replaced the silver hand that Diancecht had fashioned for Nuada with Nuada's original hand and healed it. Diancecht, jealous of his son's healing powers, killed him. But 365 healing herbs sprang up from his grave

Mielikki - Finnish Goddess of the Hunt

Mide - the son of Brath, he kindled the first fire that was ever kindled in Ireland, at Uisnech, for the sons of Nemed

Midhe - (Mee) the plain of Midhe was the place Taillte was buried with a mound raised over her grave. Also see Uisnech of Midhe

Midhir - of Bri Leith, styled 'the Proud', he was considered for kingship of the Tuatha de Danaan after their defeat. His first wife was Fuamach, his daughter was Bri, and his second wife was Etain

Midhir - styled 'of the Yellow Hair', he was chief of the Men of Dea. His three daughters, Doirenn, Aife, and Aillbhe, were given as wives to the three sons of Lugaidh Menn

Midsummer Day - when the first battle between the Firbolgs and the Tuatha de Danaan began, which lasted for four days

Miled - the sons of Miled, including Amergin, Eremon, Arranan, Donn, Ir, Heremon, Colpa, and Heber, led the invasion of the race of the Sons of the Gael into Ireland. His wife was Scota

Miochaoin - killed by Brian, he was guardian of the Hill of Miochaoin and, along with his sons (Corc, Conn, and Aedh), he was under bonds not to allow any shouts to be given from that hill. Cian got his learning with them

Modharn - see Aine

ModronWelch Goddess of the Harvest & Fertility

Moon Gazing Hare

Mor-Loch - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland

Morgana le Fay

Morias - one of the four wise men and teachers of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. His home was Falias

Moronoe - A sister of Morgan le Fay

Morrigan - Goddess of battle, strife, and fertility

Mother of the Gods - see Dana

Muaid - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Muirne - daughter of Ethlinn and Tadg and sister of Tuiren and mother of Finn

Muirthemne - see Plain of Muirthemne

Murias - styled 'rich', the southern-most of the four cities of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. Its teacher was Senias, and its treasure was the Cauldron


N

Nantosuelta

Nas - the place where Lugh held his court following the second battle of Magh Tuireadh

Nechtan - Husband of Boann

Neid - see Eab and Seanchab

Neit - he was a chief among the Tuatha de Danaan, and a god of battle

Neith.

Nem - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Nemed - see Island of the Tower of Glass. The first fire ever kindled in Ireland (at Uisnech, by Mide) was for the sons of Nemed

Nemnach - a well on the Hill of the Sidhe, out of which flowed the stream called Nith

Nemthann - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Nes - a magical spear made by Goibniu that would burn up like fire anyone whom it struck

Net - husband of Badb, an early Irish god of war

Niall - a champion of Connacht, he was drowned while attempting to pursue Cailcheir through a lake

Nimue - Enchanting Sorceress

Nimune - The Lady of The Lake

Nine Poets of the Fomor - among the chief men of the Fomor, they had learning and the gift of foreknowledge

Nith - flowing from the well of Nemnach, it was the stream on which the first mill in Ireland was built

Nocnitsa - Night Hag


Nuada - king of the Tuatha de Danaan when they first came to Ireland . He lost his arm in the first battle of Magh Tuireadh and hence, he lost the kingship. Diancecht fashioned an articulated arm of silver for him and he was called Nuada Argat-lamh, of the Silver Hand, for ever after, even though Miach later restored his original hand. After that, he was restored to the kingship. The father of Tadg and Gaible, he was killed by Balor in the second battle of Magh Tuireadh


O


Octriallach's Cairn - see Octriallach

Octriallach - son of Indech, he was one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh. On his advice, the Fomor threw stones into the well of Slane until it was dried up and a cairn raised over it, that was called Octriallach's Cairn. He killed Cassmail in the second battle of Magh Tuireadh.

Octruil - the son of Diancecht and brother of Airmed, he helped them in their healing work at the well of Slaine

Ogham - the stone raised over Cian's grave had his name written on it in Ogham, the script of pre-Christian Ireland which was invented by Ogma

Ogma - The shining poet

Oilell - of Aran, his three daughters were Aobh, Aoife, and Ailbhe

Olioll - see Cian

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Orna - the sword of Tethra found by Ogma at the second battle of Magh Tuireadh, it had the power to tell of all the deeds that had been done by it

Ostara - Goddess of Spring


P

Partholon

Pisear - the King of Persia killed by Brian, he was the owner of the Luan, a deadly spear that was among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian

Plain of Muirthemne - the place where Cian was killed by the sons of Tuireann

Plain of the Two Mists - a beautiful plain where Goll fell in battle against Laegaire

Plain of Victory - in Manannan's country

Pleasant Plain - see Magh Mell

Prison of the Grey of Macha - in the house of the Dagda at the Brugh na Boinne

Púca - Shapeshifters, Spirits that bring good or bad fortune

R

Rachlainn - in the sea, from which a young man of the Tuatha gave the sons of Lugaidh Menn magical wedding gifts

Rath Chobtaige - between this rath and Teamhair was the rath given by Angus Og to the sons of Lugaidh Menn

Rath of Aedh of the Poets - see Aedh

Red Branch of Ulster - Conall Cearnach was of that line

Rhiannon - Devine Queen of Fairies

Riagall - see Camel

Rider of the Wave of Tuaidh - mentioned briefly in Ethne's complaint

Riders of the Fomor - from Lochlann, seven battalions of them accompanied Bres to do battle against Lugh

Riders of the Sidh - from the Land of Promise, they accompanied Lugh on his return to Teamhair, and again in his battle with Bres and his army of the Fomor at Magh Mor an Aonaigh

Rogh - see Fergus

Ruadan - son of Bres and of Brigit, he was sent to spy on the Tuatha De Danaan during the second battle of Magh Tuireadh, but was killed by Goibniu after he tried to kill him

Rudrach - he and his brother Dergcroche were the two kings of Inislocha

Ruide - along with Eochaid and Fiacha, one of the sons of Lugaidh Menn, King of Ireland

Ruirtech - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Rusalki - Fish Women


S

Sal - see Eochaid

Salmon of knowledge - see Hazels of wisdom

Saule - Baltic Goddess of the Sun

Samair - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Samhain – “Sow-in” after the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh, only four men of the Fomor were left in Ireland, and they were driven out one Samhain night by Morrigu and Angus Og

Samthainn - brother of Cian and Goibniu, he lived with them at Druim na Teine

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Scathniamh - (Scau-nee-av) styled 'the Flower of Brightness', she was a daughter of Bodb Dearg who gave her love to Caoilte

Sceilg Michill - the small island where Ir was buried

Scetne - the place where the host of the Fomor landed in Ireland just before the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh

Scota - the wife of Miled, she was killed in the first battle fought between the Tuatha De Danaan and the Sons of the Gael

Scuabtuine - styled 'the Sweeper of the Waves', it was Manannan's curragh, which was often used by Lugh and kept at Brugh na Boinn

Sean-Slieve - Lugh passed the head of it on his way to do battle with Bres

Seanchab - grandson of Neid, he was one of the chief men of the Fomor

Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh - at Magh Tuireadh, it is where the great battle between the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fomor took place, after which there were only four men of the Fomor left in Ireland, till they were driven out one Samhain night by Morrigu and Angus Og

Segois - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Selkie - A Seal Woman

Senias - one of the four wise men and teachers of the Tuatha De Danaan before they came to Ireland. His home was Murias

Sequana - Goddess of Healing

Sgoith Gleigeil - styled 'the White Flower', he was one of the sons of Manannan. His brothers included Goitne Gorm-Shuileach, Sine Sindearg, and Donall Donn-Ruadh. His foster brother was Lugh

Shannon - a river containing the ford of Athluain, it was named after Sinann, one of the only women (probably a goddess) to eat of the salmon of knowledge

Sidhe Femen - home of Bodb Dearg, and he put great enchantments about it

Sidhe Fionnachaidh - the Hill of the White Field, on Slieve Fuad; the home of Lir

Sinann - Goddess of the Shannon River

Sine Sindearg - styled 'of the Red Ring', he was one of the sons of Manannan. His brothers included Sgoith Gleigeil, Goitne Gorm-Shuileach, and Donall Donn-Ruadh. His foster brother was Lugh

Siogair - see Dobar

Sionnan - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland, a variant of Shannon

Sital Salmhor - one of the chief men of the Fomor

Siuir - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Slaine - lying to the west of Magh Tuireadh to the east of Loch Arboch, the well of Slaine was used by Diancecht, Octruil, and Airmed to restore to lifethe slain warriors of the Tuatha De Danaan in the second battle of Magh Tuireadh

Slane - vaiant of Slaine

Slieve Bladma - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Slieve Cuailgne - the place where Cuailgne was killed

Slieve Eibhline - the place where the Sons of the Gael met Fodhla

Slieve Fuad - the place where Fuad was killed, and the location of Sidhe Fionnachaidh

Slieve Leag - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Slieve Macca Belgodon - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Slieve Mis - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland, it is where the Sons of the Gael met Banba, and Amergin talked with her

Slieve Snechtae - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland

Sligech - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland

Sons of the Gael - also called the sons of Gaedhal, they came from the south to invade Ireland and avenge the death of Ith, one of their race who had come to Ireland before and met his death there

Spear of Victory - one of the four great treasures the Tuatha De Danaan brought to Ireland from the north. It came from the city of Finias

Sreng - a great fighting man of the Firbolgs, he was sent to meet the Tuatha De Danaan when they first came to Ireland. He led the forces of the Firbolgs after King Eochaid fell, and it was he that struck off Nuada's arm

Stone of Virtue - the Lia Fail

Streams of wisdom, seven - see hazels of wisdom

Sweetheart of the Sidhe - see Leanan Sidhe

Sword - one of the four great treasures the Tuatha De Danaan brought to Ireland from the north. It came from the city of Gorias


T

Tabarn - see Cathmann

Tadg - (Teig) son of Nuada and husband of Ethlinn and, by her, father of Muirne and Tuiren

Tadg - the son of Cianand and brother of Airnelach and Eoghan, he went to the Land of the Ever-Living Ones on his journey to rescue his wife, Liban, and his two brothers

Taillte - daughter of the king of Magh Mor and wife of Duach and foster-mother of Lugh, she died during Lugh's kingship and was buried on the plain of Midhe and is honored each summer by fires and keening and games and sports at the place called Taillten

Taillten - named after Taillte, it is the place where fires, keening, games and sports are held each summer in her honor

Tailltin - (probably a variant of Taillten) it is the place Eriu's forces were driven back to during the first battle between the Sons of the Gael and the Tuatha De Danaan, and where the Battle of Tailltin was subsequently fought

Tailtiu - The last queen of the Fir Bolg

Taliesin - God of song, Patron God of the Druids

Tamesis - Goddess of the Thames

Tarba - the oak-wood where Niall caught up with Cailcheir

Teamhair - (T'yower, or Tavvir) residence of Eochaid when the Tuatha de Danaan first came to Ireland. The Tuatha de Danaan took possession of it after the first battle of Magh Tuireadh, and from that time it was the chief place of Ireland, for its king was the High King. It was sometimes called Druim Cain, the Beautiful Ridge, and Liath-druim, the Grey Ridge, and Druim na Descan, the Ridge of the Outlook. The king's rath lay to the north (31). The Dagda made his home here after losing the Brugh na Boinne to Angus

Tethra - a king of the Fomor, he owned the sword called Orna that was later found by Ogma

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Thiten - A Sister of Morgan le Fay

Thiton - A sister of Morgan le Fay

Three Gods of Craftsmanship - Credne, Luchtar, and Goibniu

Tiabhal - one of the Queens of the sea, her image was placed by Culain on Conchubar's magical shield

Tir-nam-Beo - the Land of the Ever-Living Ones, Manannan's country

Tir Tairngaire - the Land of Promise, Manannan's country

TommyKnockers - See Knockers

Tower of Glass - on the Island of the Tower of Glass, it was the home of Balor

Traigh Eothaile - the strand where King Eochaid fell in the battle against the Tuatha de Danaan. He was buried there with a great heap of stones raised over his grave

Traig Mor - the Great Strand, in Manannan's country

Treon - of the Tuatha De Danaan; see Gebann

Triduana - Goddess of sacred, healing water

Trogain - see Fertuinne

Tuag - fosterling of Conaire the High King, she was loved by Manannan, but his pupil Fer Ferdiad failed in his attempt to bring her to Manannan, and the girl drowned

Tuaidh - see Rider of the Wave of Tuaidh

Tuatha de Danaan - (Too-a-ha-dae Donnan) styled 'the Men of Dea', the people of the gods of Dana who came from the North through the air in a mist to Ireland. They landed in north-west Connacht on Beltaine

Tuirbe - father of Goibniu the Smith, he was famous for the cast of his axe

Tuireann - son of Ogma, his own three sons were Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba and his daughter was Ethne. His sons had a long-standing feud with the three sons of Cainte and they killed Cian on the Plain of Muirthemne

Tuiren - daughter of Ethlinn and Tadg, sister of Muirne, and mother of Bran

Tuis - the King of Greece, killed by Brian, he was owner of a healing pig-skin that was among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian

Tulach na Bela - 'the Hill of the Axe', place from which Tuirbe would cast his axe twelve chief lochs of Ireland - they are Derc-Loch, Loch Luimnech, Loch Orbsen, Loch Righ, Loch Mescdhae, Loch Cuan, Loch Laeig, Loch Echach, Loch Febail, Loch Decket, Loch Riach, and Mor-Loch

Twelve chief mountains of Ireland - they are Slieve Leag, Denda Ulad, Bennai Boirche, Bri Ruri, Slieve Bladma, Slieve Snechtae, Slieve Mis, Blai-Slieve, Nemthann, Slieve Macca Belgodon, Segois, and Cruachan Aigle

Twelve chief rivers of Ireland - they are the Buas, the Boinn, the Banna, the Nem, the Laoi, the Sionnan, the Muaid, the Sligech, the Samair, the Fionn, the Ruirtech and the Siuir
Tyronoe - A sister of Morgan le Fay



U

Uaitne - also called Dur-da-Bla and Coir-cethar-chuin, it was the Dagda's magic harp which was taken by the Fomor during the second battle of Magh Tuireadh. Lugh and the Dagda and Ogma went to retrieve it. When the Dagda called to it, it sprang toward him, killing nine men of the Fomor on its way. The Dagda then played the sleeping strain and as the Fomor slept, he restored to Ireland all the cattle that the Fomor had taken in tribute.

Uillenn Faebarderg - of the Red Edge, some say he killed Manannan in battle at Magh Cuilenn

Uisnech - mentioned briefly in Ethne's complaint, the place where the five provinces meet, and the first place there was ever a fire kindled in Ireland (by Mide). Some say that Lugh died there. The hill of Uisnech is where the Sons of the Gael met Eriu, and Eremon spoke with her

Ullad Echne - it lay to the south of the river Unius

Un - the husband of Fais

Unius - a river of Connacht where the Morrigu was washing herself when the Dagda returned from the camp of the Fomor. The foot of the Unius was called the Ford of Destruction since the second battle of Magh Tuireadh

Urias - styled 'of the noble nature', one of the four wise men and teachers of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. His home was Gorias


V

Valley of Fais - a valley at the foot of a mountain, it is were Fais was killed

Valley of the Mata - near the house of the Dagda at Brugh na Boinne

Vesna - Goddess of Youth & Spring


W

Wall of the Three Whispers - in Teamhair, it was near the House of the Women

Wave of Tuaidh - see Rider of the Wave of Tuaidh

Whisper of the Men of Dea - see Grellach Dollaid

Yule - The Winter Soltice



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