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Dagda - Celtic God of Earth (Father God)

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Dagda - Celtic God of Earth (Father God)

Post  LyxisMorgan on Tue 7 Aug 2012 - 14:39

Dagda Celtic god of Earth
As well as treaties, and ruler over life and death. Also of the arts, knowledge, magic, music, prophecy, prosperity, regeneration.


Family Ties: Son of Danu; Father of Brigid, Bodb Dearg, Cermait, Midir, Aine and Brigit; Brother or father of Ogma; Wife to The Morrigan.
Cultural Comparison Welsh Gwydion and the Gallic Sucellos.
pronunciation: Dah-dah

Depicted wearing a brown tunic, hooded cape and leather boots.

Dagda, or The Dagda, ("the good god") is one of the most prominent gods and the leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He is a master of magic, a fearsome warrior and a skilled artisan. Dagda is a son of the goddess Danu, and father of the goddess Brigid and the god Aengus Mac Oc. The Morrigan is his wife, with whom he mates on New Year’s Day

The Dagda is portrayed as possessing both super- human strength and appetite. His attributes are a cauldron with an inexhaustible supply of food, a magical harp with which he summons the seasons (the harp is seen on many Irish flags and symbolizes Ireland to this day – along with the signature symbol for Guinness Beer), an enormous club, which could slay nine men with one end, but could bring back life with the other end. He also possessed two marvellous swine - one of which was perpetually roasting, the other perpetually growing - and ever-laden fruit trees.

One of his epithets is Ollathir, which means "All-father". He is identified with the Welsh Gwydion and the Gallic Sucellos.

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