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Ágach

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[Ir., contentious, warlike].

One of the Fomorians, an enemy of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

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Arawn

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In Welsh mythology, the king of Annwn, the underworld, who was said to have made a friend of Pwyll, prince of Dyfed, and to have exchanged kingdoms with him for a year.

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Balor

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The chief of the Fomorians of Gaelic mythology. One of his eyes had the power of destroying whatever it looked on. The eye was put out and Balor himself slain ...

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battles of Mag Tuired

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Mag Tuired (Magh Tuireadh or Moytura) was the place of two great battles in Irish mythology. In the first battle, the Tuatha Dé Danaan, led by Nuada, won against the ...

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Bres

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[Ir., shapely, beautiful (?); fight, uproar, din (?)].

Name borne by several mythological and legendary figures (sometimes by more than one in the same narrative). the best known...

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Brigit

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[Ir., the exalted one].

Pre-Christian Irish goddess of fire, smithing, fertility, cattle, crops, and poetry. She was the daughter of the Dagda and according to later tradition, the...

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Cailitin

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Irish wizard or druid, perhaps of Fomorian origin, friendly to Medb, who does battle with and is defeated by Cúchulainn. Cailitin travels with his twenty-seven offspring, and may be called...

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Cairbre mac Ethne

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Son of Ogma and Étan (1), grandson of Dian Cécht, and resident satirist of the Tuatha Dé Danann. In Cath Maige Tuired [The (Second) Battle of Mag Tuired] he is treated rudely by Bres and so...

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Cath Maige Tuired

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(Battle of Mag Tuired),

a saga of the mythological cycle dealing with the defeat of the malevolent Fomoiri by the gods of the Irish, known as the Tuatha Dé Danann ...

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Cichol

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[cf. Ir. cicul, astronomical cycle].

Sometimes with the cognomen Grichnos, Gricenchos, or Gricenchoss. A leader of the Fomorians in the early Irish pseudo-history Lebor Gabála...

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