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Irish. Foster-mother of Lugh, who instituted the Tailtean Games, central event of the Festival of Lughnasadh (Lammas) (1 August), in her memory.
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- The Tailteann Games of Ancient Ireland
- first declared to be an annual assembly by King Lewey-the-Long-Hand upon the death of his foster mother, Tailtiu. The queen herself had ordered the games.
- EARLY CHRISTIAN IRELAND
- (ii) Tara and Tailtiu. ... the site of the royal assemblies of the king of Tara at Tailtiu (Teltown).
- Isis Moon Lughnasadh 2010
- his foster-mother, Tailtiu (the last queen of the Fir Bolg), who Tailtiu's name is from Old Celtic Talantiu,.
- The Celtic Encyclopedia, Volume V
- wake for the goddess Tailtiu. A re-enactment of the events that led to her death was held and the races and other games were her funeral games.
- Clans Celts & Clover Newsletter; August 2011
- mother Tailtiu who died of exhaustion clearing the plains of Ireland for agriculture . It is olten celebrated with bonfires and parties.
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- Valley Views: Touch the earth
- In Ireland the festival is often called Lughnasadh, named for the Celtic deity Lugh, who sought to honor his foster mother Tailtiu.
- A Blessed Lughnasadh
- Lughnasadh originated as one of the four main Celtic fire festivals and was dedicated to the Celtic god Lugh/Lugus the many-skilled (or, in the case of Ireland, Lugh's foster-mother Tailtiu).
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- Tailtiu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Tailtiu or Tailltiu is the name of a presumed goddess from Irish mythology. Telltown (also known as Taillten) in County Meath, was named for her.
- Tailtiu was the wife of Eochaid Mac Eirc it is said she brought enormous wealth to their marriage in her dowry. She was also the foster mother of Lugh Lámhfada.
- Tailtiu. Irish harvest goddess and eponym of Telltown in Ireland.
- Tailtiu: Information from Answers.com
- Tailtiu Tailltiu , Tailte Name for one of the three great fairs of early Ireland and the Fir Bolg queen there commemorated.