tuatha de

Tuatha Dé Danann

[too-uh-huh dey dah-nuhn]
noun Irish Legend.
a race of gods or demigods who defeated the Fomorians and ruled Ireland during a golden age.
Also, Tuatha dé Danaan, Tuatha Dé.
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Tuatha de Danann
1682, from Ir. Tuatha dé Danann, lit. "the people of Danann," from pl. of tuath (see Teutonic) + Danann, mother of the gods.
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