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Danu

[dah-noo] /ˈdɑ nu/
noun, Irish Mythology
1.
the mother of the Tuatha De Danann: identified with the Welsh Don.
Also, Dana.
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  • The great of the old times are among the Tribes of Danu, and are kings and queens among them.

    The Wind Among the Reeds William Butler Yeats
  • Danu, mother of the race, was considered as a daughter of Dagda.

  • So, too, the identity of Danu and Brigit might be explained, or the fact that there were three Brigits.

  • This may have been the case with Danu, for in Celtic belief the gifts of civilisation came from the underworld or from the gods.

  • The Tribes of the goddess Danu can take all shapes, and those that are in the waters take often the shape of fish.

    The Wind Among the Reeds William Butler Yeats
  • Dagda (the 'good hand' or 'good god'), father of Danu, played the spring season into being with his harp.

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