Tuatha Dé Danann

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Tuatha Dé Danann literally means "peoples of the goddess Danu"

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtu.əhə deɪ ˈdɑːnən/

Noun[edit]

Tuatha Dé Danann pl (plural only)

  1. (Irish mythology) The fifth group of inhabitants of Ireland according to the Lebor Gabála Érenn tradition, thought to represent the gods of the Goidelic Irish. Their Christian redactors have reduced them to historical kings and heroes.