Elven World Characters: The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Irish Mythology, Tuatha dé Danann
Here you will find a description of each of the characters in Elven World. They are the gods and goddesses of ancient Irish mythology and legend. They are the Tuatha dé Danann, tribe of the Goddess Danu, The Earth Mother.
Angus: Tuatha dé Danann God of art and beauty. It has been said that his kisses turn to singing birds and that the music on his lyre draws all who hear it to his side.
Áine: (pronounced AN-ya) Tuatha dé Danann Goddess of Love.
Airmid: (pronounced AIR-mich) Tuatha dé Danann Goddess of healing and medicine.
Balor: (pronounced BAL-er) The one-eyed God of Death and king of the Fomorian.
BéChuille: (pronounced Bay KIL-a) Tuatha dé Danann warrior princess.
Bran: An enchanted dog.
Brigit: (pronounced Breet) Tuatha dé Danann Goddess of fire.
Carman: A Fomorian witch.
The Daghda: King of all things and father of all Tuatha dé Danann.
Danu: Mother of all Tuatha dé Danann, Goddess of the Earth.
Dian: Fomorian Giant and son of the witch Carman.
Dian Cécht: (pronounced DEE-an Kaykt), the God of Medicine.
Dermot: God of Love and Tuatha dé Danann prince, known for the rose-shaped mark on his forehead that causes women to fall in love with him.
Dother: Fomorian Giant and son of Carman.
Dub: Fomorian Giant and son of Carman.
Donn: Dark Lord and Master, God of the world of the Dead.
Ecne: The God of Wisdom.
Eocho: (pronounced OHK-oh) Tuatha dé Danann prince and horse rider who could speak the language of animals.
Elf, Elfin, Elvin, Elven: Tuatha dé Danann princes.
Fae, Fairy, Faery: Tuatha dé Danann princesses.
Fionn: Tuatha dé Danann poet and an outlaw, known for his army of followers and his ability to change into an animal or any type of human at will.
Flidais: (pronounced FLEE-daws or FLEE-dyesh) Tuatha dé Danann princess and Goddess of sacred forests and wildlife.
Fomorian: Pirate giants with supernatural powers. They have red skin and breathe fire.
Grim: Fomorian Giant, a leader and a pirate.
Lugh, the Shining One: (pronounced Lu) Prince of the Tuatha dé Dannan, leader of the Warriors of Right, master of magic and all the arts. He is an accomplished carpenter, smith, warrior, harpist and poet. Lugh is the son of Tuatha king and Fomorian giantess.
Manannan: Tuatha dé Dannan sea-God and master of magic with the gift of inexhaustible life. He is the step-father of Lugh.
Manopos: Tuatha dé Danann prince, God of Youth.
Medb: (pronounced Mayv) Evil queen possessed of supernatural powers who rides a chariot drawn by strange, catlike creatures.
Mider: (pronounced MEE-cher) A Tuatha dé Danann philosopher, God of Reason.
Nantosuetta: Tuatha dé Danann Goddess of Nature. Her name can be translated as “sun-warmed valley”, or “she who makes the valley bloom.”
Nehalennia: Tuatha dé Danann Goddess of the sea and the protection of sea travelers.
Nematona: Tuatha dé Danann Goddess of the sacred groves or shrines.
Ogme, the Brave: (pronounced OG-ma) Tuatha dé Dannan God of eloquence and language, scholars, education and writing. He is said to have invented the early Irish alphabet called Ogham.
Segomo, The Bold: A giant and warrior prince.
Scota: Tuatha dé Dannan goddess of positive magic who can slip beneath the surface of things and help to restore balance to negative situations.
Sisters of Illusion: The three Faery sisters, Scota, BéChuille and Flidais. Skilled in magic and transformation these Fae are searching for their freedom.
Tír na nÓg: (pronounced Teer na Nok) Underground land of the magical people. The “Land of Youth.”
Tuatha dé Danann: (pronounced TOO-a-ha day Da-NAN) “Children of the Goddess Danu,” the Irish race of Gods and Goddesses who descended from the Goddess Danu, known for their magical skills, arts and crafts. Four thousand years ago, the Tuatha de Danann ruled Ireland. Upon the invasion of the Milesians they retired to the “fairy mounds” of the country at Tara Hill, also called “Tír na nÓg” or “The Land of Youth.” As their powers dwindled, they became the “little people.”
Warriors of Right: Lugh and his band of warriors: Ogme, the brave and eloquent; Angus, the musician; Fionn, the poet; Dermot, the lover; Mider, the philosopher; Eocho, who could speak the language of animals; and Segomo, the Bold.