Tuatha De Danann

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Tuatha De Danann

(to͞o`əthə dā dä`nän), in Irish mythology, invaders of ancient Ireland before the Milesians. They were endowed with great supernatural powers, which enabled them to defeat their predecessors, the Fomors. However, they were themselves defeated by the Milesians.
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Danaan Prince and Sam Griffiths: stars in the eventing world
In later centuries, the Ui Neill, High Kings of Ireland, tried to associate themselves with these tombs by claiming descent from the Tuatha De Danaan (O'Kelly 1982: 46; O'Rahilly 1946: 516).
After all, as he had mentioned to Tynan, as his father's illustration in The Leisure Hour had reiterated, and as he also made clear in a note appended to the suppressed poem 'The Danaan Quicken Tree', which appeared in The Bookman for May 1893, he saw Innisfree not simply as a scenic spot on the West of Ireland, but as a mystical place, with a long history.
Both legends say that the berries were the food of the Tuatha de Danaan, or faeries.
Her cousin, Colm O'Donnell, leads the successful Border Collie Band and another cousin, Tommy Fleming, has mapped out a successful solo singing career since leaving Irish super-group De Danaan.
The area is littered with hundreds of ancient fortifications, many dating from bronze age era 1750BC-500BC, the time of the Tuatha De Danaan.
Tuatha De Danaan built the giant grave at Newgrange, but they declined around 500 years BC when overcome by hordes of crazed Celtic invaders.
After the Blue Raiders opened with a 7-2 run, SLA came back with baskets from Gagnon and senior Danaan Hall.
In fact, the people that most resemble Tolkien's Elves are not elves at all, but the Irish demigods known as the Tuatha De Danaan, and the Celtic mythology from which they come is one whose influence Tolkien vehemently denied.
Evoking a sense of northern "harshness" succeeded with Men, but, despite Tolkien's best efforts, a Celtic sentiment pervades The Silmarillion's primary character group in the form of significant thematic and direct parallels between the Irish Tuatha De Danaan and the Noldor.
South Lancaster 81, North Central Charter 41: Junior Danaan Hall's 17 points and eight rebounds helped lead South Lancaster (8-8, 7-4 WCAC) past visiting North Central Charter (1-11, 0-9).
Also on the team are senior guard Ricky Alarcon, senior forward Angel Caisapanta, junior forwards Randy Dorzan and Tyler Jones, junior guard Richie Sassone, sophomore guard Brett Gustafson, and freshmen guards Eduardo Cunha, Danaan Hall, and Adrian Oliveira.