About the Gods

The Irish Celtic Gods

Aengus
God. Tuatha de Danann. Also known as Oengus, Aengus Og or Aengus mac Og. Associated with love and inspiration.

Aine
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with midsummer and sovereignty.

Airmed
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with herbs and healing.

Be Binn
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with childbirth and the afterlife.

Boann
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Mother of Aengus by the Dagda. Associated with the Boyne River.

Brigid
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Also known as Brigit, Bride or Brid. Daughter of the Dagda. Associated with poetry, healing and crafts, particularly smithing.

Cliodhna
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with beauty and love; also associated with the banshee.

Creidhne
God. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with crafts, specifically goldsmithing. One of the three gods of art, with Luchtaine and Goibniu.

Dagda
God. Tuatha de Danann. Father of many gods. Associated with power and plenty, holder of a magical club and a bottomless cauldron.

Danu
Goddess. Mother of the Tuatha de Danann (People of Danu). Associated with the land.

Dian Cecht
God. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with healing.

Donn
God. Associated with the dead; considered an ancestor of the Irish people.

Eithne
Goddess. Daughter of the Fomorian king Balor. Mother of Lugh.

Etain
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Best known for her role in “The Wooing of Etain.” Subject to many transformations.

Fand
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with the sea and with the faeries.

Fionnghula
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Daughter of Lir; swan-maiden.

Flidais
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with shapeshifting, cattle and plenty.

Goibniu
God. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with crafts, specifically smithing. One of the three gods of art, with Creidhne and Luchtaine.

Lir
God. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with the sea.

Luchtaine
God. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with crafts, specifically woodworking. One of the three gods of art, with Goibniu and Creidhne.

Lugh
God. Tuatha de Danann. Called “Lugh Lamhfada” (Lugh of the Long Arm). Master of all art and craft. Associated with excellence and skill.

Manannan
God. Tuatha de Danann Called “Manannan mac Lir” (Manannan son of Lir). Associated with the sea and the afterlife. Stongly linked with the Isle of Man.

Medb
Goddess. Associated with kingship and intoxication.

Morrigan
Goddess. Tuatha de Danann. Associated with war and kingship.

Nuada
God. Tuatha de Danann. Called “Nuada Airgetlamh” (Nuada of the Silver Arm).

Ogma
God. Tuatha de Danann. Deviser of the Ogham. Associated with eloquence and wise speech.

Tailtiu
Goddess. Foster mother of Lugh; the festival of Lughnasadh was created by him in her honor. Associated with agriculture. (Would also be a good deity to call on with regard to issues of fosterage.)

Tuireann
God. Son of Ogma, known mainly from the tale “The Sons of Tuireann.” Possibly associated with thunder.

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