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Daghda, The
(lord of skill). Irish. An important figure associated with a sacred well, and water in general. Also a fertility God. Various names and epithets (Eochaid Ollathair, all-father; Ruadh Rofhessa, master of knowledge; Deirgderc, redeye, the sun) of his seem to...
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Eochaid
(horse-rider). Irish. A very early Aspect of the Daghda, A solar deity associated with lightning. Usually spoken of as one-eyed, and often refered to by an epithet of Daghda's, Deirgderc, redeye, the sun....
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Aengus
Unique strength. Irish Son of the Daghda. Associated with birds, particularly songbirds. An accomplished musician, He is considered a God of Beauty and perfection of form....
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Boand
She of the white cattle. Irish. Wife of Nechtain, and mother by the Daghda of Aengus Og. She is associated with the river Boyne....
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Bodb Dearg
Bodb the red. Irish A daughter of the Daghda, and the tutelary God over southern Connacht and part of Munster....
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Brigit
Exalted one. Irish and British. A triplicity of Goddesses associated with Fire and smithcraft, with poetry, and with motherhood and childbirth. As an individual, she is a daughter of the Daghda. In pre-Roman Britain, she was the tutelary Goddess of the...
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Nechtain
(?, but cf. the Latin "Neptune"). Irish. Another water-spirit, He is associated with a sacred Well within which live the Salmon of Knowledge. He is closely associated with the Daghda, and has been conflated with him....
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Tributes paid in Limerick to mum of triplets who died suddenly
TRIBUTES have been paid in Limerick to Gemma Carcaterra, a mother of five-month old triplets, and director of Glor in Ennis, who passed away suddenly while on maternity leave. The 42 year-old was formerly director of the now defunct Daghda Dance ...
Death of Glór director
Originally from England, Gemma lived in Ireland for several years and had also worked with Daghda Theatre in Limerick.
Mad Max and the Morrigan: Saying Hello to Your Violence
This is precisely when The Morrighan and the Daghda (the Irish all-father god of the sun/ sky/ thunder/ seasons/ Underworld) mates with The Morrighan as she stands astride a River.
The Zen Pagan: What Does It Mean For the Gods to Exist?
Boann is the river, both the river you see and the river you don't see- and a river certainly exists as a phenomenon in the objective material universe (what a distanced and wordy way of referring to the living world).
He Wasn't the Best: My Healing Ritual for Father's Day
For the ancient Egyptians Geb, the earth god, was the father of the gods and represented abundance and authority, while in the Celtic tradition Daghda was honored as the father god. The Greek "father of the gods," Zeus, had a dual nature.

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