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Túatha Dé (Danann)
A common Irish designation for a group of supernatural or magical figures in Irish history, broadly equivalent to the aes síde. In the pseudo-historical tradition represented by Lebor gabála Érenn and other texts, they are presented and to some extent euhemerised as the pre-Christian people that conquered Ireland from the Fir Bolg and were later overcome by the sons of Míl (the Gaels).
See also: Trí Dé DanaTrí Dé Dana
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Ábhartach mac IllathaigÁbhartach mac Illathaig – son of Illathach; one of the Túatha Dé Danann in Cath Finntrágha
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Áed Uchtgel mac ÓengusoÁed Uchtgel mac Óenguso – son of Óengus mac in Dagda, according to Acallam na senórach
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Aí mac OllomanAí mac Olloman – Aí (‘poetic inspiration, learning’) mac Olloman, a minor character of the Túatha Dé Danann, whose father Ollam (‘chief poet’) is sometimes identified as a son of Delbáeth.
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AirmedAirmed / Oirmed – a woman of the Túatha Dé Danann, daughter of the physician Dían Cécht and a healer in her own right. Her name appears to refer to the Irish word airmed ‘measure of grain’, which echoes that of her brother Míach (míach ‘sack of grain’).
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The DagdaThe Dagda / Eochaid Ollathair / In DagdaNo short description available
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Dían CéchtDían Cécht (Túatha Dé Danann) – physician of the Túatha Dé Danann in Irish literature
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Echrad ingen GarainnEchrad ingen Garainn (ass. time-frame: Túatha Dé Danann) – daughter of Garann glúnmhár (‘big-knee’) and wife of Codal, a soldier of Áed mac in Dagda, according to the dinnshenchas of Codal. The story tells how Áed forcibly took her from her husband.
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Edleo mac AllaiEdleo mac Allai – member of the Túatha Dé Danann, who fell in the first battle of Mag Tuired, together with Ernmas and Fíacha.
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Mac Cécht [son of Cermait]Mac Cécht ... son of CermaitNo short description available
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MíachMíach (ass. time-frame: Fir Bolg, Túatha Dé Danann, Fomoire) – apparently from míach ‘measure (bushel, sack) of corn / grain’; a mythological figure of Irish literature, a son of Dían Cécht and brother to Airmed
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MidirMidir of Brí Léith / Midir – one of the Túatha Dé Danann in early Irish literature
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The MorríganThe Morrígan (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle, Túatha Dé Danann) – deity or supernatural figure in medieval Irish literature, frequently associated with war and destruction; she sometimes appears as part of a triad with Macha and the Badb; also associated with Nemain.
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Núadu ArgatlámNúadu Argatlám (ass. time-frame: Túatha Dé Danann) – Núadu Argatlám (‘of the Silver Hand’), ruler of the Túatha Dé Danann in Irish literature
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Óengus mac ind ÓcÓengus mac ind Óc / Mac Óc / Mac ind Óc / Aengus mac ind Óc (ass. time-frame: Túatha Dé Danann) – Óengus (Aengus) mac (ind) Óc; Mac Óc: mythological figure in medieval Irish literature, one of the Túatha Dé Danann; associated with youth and love; identified in some narratives as a son of the Dagda and Bóann.
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Ollam mac DelbaíthOllam mac Delbaíth (ass. time-frame: Túatha Dé Danann) – Ollam (‘chief poet’) mac Delbaíth, minor character of the Túatha Dé Danann who is given as the father of Aí (‘poetic inspiration’) and then sometimes as a son of Delbáeth.
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