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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The Mythological Cycle contains stories about the Tuatha De Danann, a magical, mythological race.
The latter's ruler, Bres, was a bad king, and Lugh, the Tuatha De Danann war leader, prepared to slay him after vanquishing the foes.
The other follows ancient Irish myth, which says that the Fir Bolg were the rulers of Ireland, well before the arrival of the Tuatha De Danann, the Gaelic gods.
The description of the Celtic goddess Etain, a member of either the Tuatha De Danann or Sidhe, closely resembles that of Goldberry.
She had failed to win over hurdles or fences before this season, but she got off the mark over fences at Tralee in August, beating subsequent winner Tuatha De Danann by three and a half lengths off an official mark of 72.
There is little between Market Mariner and Tuatha de Danann on last month's Downpatrick form, but Paddy Flood's presence on the former may swing the balance in the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle.
Segun el relato de la batalla de Mag Tured, es ese ojo el que hiere de muerte a Nuado, rey de los Tuatha De Danann.
References to him in Math son of Mathonwy and early Welsh poetry reveal him as wizard and entertainer par excellence, as well as hinting at his ancestry as son of Don, the Celtic goddess whose children in Irish tradition are called the Tuatha De Danann, 'the Tribes of the Goddess Danu'.