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Character Biographies


Abhean Irish Lugh's Bard.
Aedh Irish One of the three sons of Miochaoin.
Aengaba of Norway Irish A Warrior and Nuada's ally, Aengaba of Norway, fought Sreng, sustaining a mortal wound, while the Dagda protected Nuada (who had lost his arm to Sreng) during the first battle of Magh Tuireadh
Aengus Mac Og Irish See Angus mac Og.
Aeonbharr Irish The steed of Manannan, that could alike over land or sea.
Aes Dara Irish See Eas Dara
Ai Irish Bard of the Tuatha De Danaann
Aidleo Irish The first Warrior of the Tuatha De Danaan to die at the first battle of Magh Tuiread
Ailel Irish King of Connachta, husband of Maedb.
Airmed Irish Daughter of the Diancecht, sister of the Miach, Guardian of the Well of Healing
Alla Irish Son of Elatha and Warrior of the Tuatha De Danaan Fought with his four brothers on the third day at First Battle of Magh Tuireadh
Angus mac Og Irish Son of the Dagda, and god of Love, poet of the Tuatha De Danaan. Also known as Aegus Mac Og.
Athluain Irish Ford on the River Shannon
Badb Irish One of the Three queens of the Tuatha De Danaan also known as The Crow Of Battle. She along with her two sisters Macha and Morrigu went to the Knoll of the Taking of the Hostages, and to the Hill of Summoning of Hosts at Temair, before the battle of Magh Tuireadh and sent forth showers of sorcery and clouds of mist and a furious rain of fire, with a downpour of red blood from the air on the Fir Bolg warrior's heads.
Balor Irish Balor of the Evil Eye, leader of the Fomori, father of Eithne
Bechulla Irish One of the Women of Power, of Art - sometimes called witches.
Beinn Edair Irish The land where the dun of Tuireann was located.
Beltraw Strand Irish Where the Dagda and Etain, Daughter of Indech, made love.
Birog of the Mountain Irish Druidess whose aid was sought by Cian in the meeting of Eithne.
Blai Sliabh Irish One of the sacred mountains of Erin.
Boanna Irish The goddess of the River Boyne.
Bodb Dearg Irish Bodb the Red, son of the Dagda of the Tuatha De Danann Fought in the first battle of Magh Tuiread.
Boinne, Boyne Irish Tthe River Boyne.
Bran the Blessed Irish A very famous character - more later.
Brath Irish Child of Mide.
Brefne Irish A district corresponding (roughly) to Roscommon, and Co. Leitrim, in modern Ireland
Bres (The beautiful) Irish Brother of the Dagda and Son of Elatha. A champion of the Tuatha De Danaan who fought in the first battle of Magh Tuiredh. He became High King of Ireland when Nuada lost his arm
Brian Irish One of the three sons of Tuireann, along with Ur and Urcar.
Bri Ruri Irish One of the sacred mountains of Erin.
Brighidh Irish The wife of Bres the Beautiful, daughter of Danu.
Brugh na Boinne Irish Site on the River Boyne with the famous megalithic Newgrange.
Caer Irish The swan-maiden that Angus mac Og falls in love with.
Cainte Irish The father of the brothers Cian, Ceithen and Cu.
Cairbre Irish Cairbre, son of Ogma, and Etain poet and satirist of the Tuatha De Danaan.
Cam Corslebe Irish Unknown place south of Magh Tuireadh.
Carynx Irish Sometimes spelled Carnyx, is a 'f'shaped horn. There were large ceremonial ones held up by many men and smaller man-portable ones that went into battle blaring.
Ce Irish The Druid of Nuada.
Ceithen Irish One of the brothers of Cian and Cu, sons of Cainte.
Ceithlenn Irish Wife of Balor.
Cesard Irish A Druid of Eochaid, son of Erc who interpreted a dream for Eochaid which foretold the coming of the Tuatha De Danaan
Cesarn Irish A Druid of Eochaid, son of Erc.
Cessair Irish A great magician and leader, she became the first queen of Ireland. She arrived in Ireland with fifty women and three men, one of whom was her Husband Fintan Mac Bochre.
Cian Irish Son of the Diancecht, Father of Lugh
Cirb Irish Warrior of Conchobar who fought in the Battle of Magh Tuireadh
Cirb son of Buan Irish A Warrior of the Fir Bolg who fought in the first battle of Magh Tuireadh
Coill Cuan Irish Royal rath in Connachta, home of Sreng & Tailltiu
Coir-cethar-chuin Irish One of the names of Uaitne. It means the Four-Angled Music.
Conchobar Irish A King of (Ulaid) Ulster son of Ness
Conchobar's province Irish The Province of the King of Ulster
Conmaicne Rein Irish Conmaicne Rein were a range of hills in eastern County Galway, where the Tuatha De Danaan arrived when they came to Ireland
Conn Irish One of the three sons of Miochaoin.
Conn of Temair Irish Conn Catchathach stood in the shadow of the Lia Fial and the heart of the stone flew out from it and landed in Tailltin. He became one of the legendary High Kings of Ireland.
Connachta Irish In modern times, Connaught, (land of the) descendants of Conn is the western province of Ireland, comprising Counties Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.
Corann Irish Unknown - occurs in Episode 6 as "the place of the bright-faced Corann".
Corc Irish One of the three sons of Miochaoin.
Corr Slieve ma Seaghsa Irish The Round Mountain of the Poet's Spring
Craisech Irish Thick-handled fighting sticks belonging to Sreng & the Fir Bolg, they were sharp at the sides though they had no points.
Credne Irish The Brasier or Worker in Brass of the Tuatha De Danaan.
Cridenbel Irish Blind-man & spell-weaver who sought to trick the Dagda.
Cron Irish The mother of Fianlug.
Cruachan Aigle Irish One of the sacred mountains.
Cu Irish One of the brothers of Cian and Ceithen.
Cuan Irish The woods cleared by Duach at the wish of Tailltiu for her burial place.
Cuchulain Irish Irish legendary hero of Ulster, of prodigious strength and remarkable beauty. Cuchulain, in his wrath, smote the Lia Fial because it would not cry out for him or his foster-son, Lugaid. He is the central figure of the Ulster legends, the greatest work of which is the Tain Bo Cualnge [the cattle raid of Cooley]. The great feature of this is Cuchulain''s stand at a ford on the boundary of Ulster, where he defended single-handedly his province against the armies of the rest of Ireland.
Currach Irish A small boat covered in skins
Curoi Irish The King of the province of Curoi.
Dagda, the Irish The Dagda was a figure of immense power, armed with a magic club and associated with a cauldron. The club was able to kill nine men with one blow; but with the handle he could return the slain to life. The cauldron was known was said to be bottomless, from which no man left unsatisfied. He also possessed Daurdabla, also known as "the Four Angled Music", a richly ornamented magic harp made of oak which, when the Dagda played it, put the seasons in their correct order; other accounts tell of it being used to command the order of battle. He possessed two pigs, one of which was always growing whilst the other was always roasting, and ever-laden fruit trees.
Danu Irish Mother of the Gods, the Tuatha De Danaan.
Dena Ulad Irish One of the sacred mountains of Erin.
Delbaeth Irish Son of Elatha and Warrior of The Tuatha De Danaan Fought with his four brothers on the third day at First Battle of Magh Tuireadh.
Dianan Irish One of the Women of Power, of Art - sometimes called witches.
Diancecht, the Irish The Diancecht (healer) made King Nuada a silver arm which could move and function as a normal arm. Later, the Diancech''s son, the Miach, replaced the silver arm with an arm of flesh and blood, and the Diancecht killed him out of professional envy. The Miach's sister, Airmed, mourned over her brother''s grave. As her tears fell, all the healing herbs of the world grew from the grave. Airmed arranged and cataloged the herbs, but then the Diancecht again reacted with anger and jealousy and scattered the herbs, destroying his daughte''s work as well as his son's. For this reason, it is said that no human now knows the healing properties of all the herbs.
Dobar Irish King of Siogair, holder of the wondrous chariot & horses sought by the Sons of Tuireann.
Dolb Irish Smith of the Fomori.
Druim na Teine Irish The Ridge of Fire located to the north of Teamhair. So called as fire was used to break stones to be moved.
Duach the Dark Irish Husband of Tailltiu.
Dur-da-Bla Irish One of the names of Uaitne. It means The Oak of Two Blossoms.
Easal Irish King of the Golden Pillars, owner of the seven pigs sought by the Sons of Tuireann.
Eas Dara, Aes Dara Irish Where the Fomori landed when they invaded Erin.
Ech Dam Irish One of the nine foster-fathers of Lugh.
Econn Irish Warrior of Conchobar who fought in the Battle of Magh Tuireadh.
Edan Irish Bard of the Tuatha De Danaann.
Eithne, Eithlinn Irish Daughter of Balor, Mother of Lugh.
Elatha Irish Elatha (or Elathan) was a prince of the Fomorians and the father of Bres by Eriu of the Tuatha De Danann, He came to her over the sea in a vessel of silver, himself having the appearance of a young man with yellow hair, wearing clothes of gold and five gold torcs.
Enya, Ethne Irish Daughter of Tuireann and sister to the Sons of Tuireann, Brian, Ur and Urcar.
Eochaid Irish Eochaid son of Luchta, King of Meath.
Eochaid, son of Erc Irish Eochaid , son of Erc, son of Rinnal, of the Fir Bolg became High King of Ireland when he overthrew Fodbgen. He was the first king to establish a system of justice in Ireland. No rain fell during his reign, only dew, and there was a harvest every year. He led the Fir Bolg in the first battle of Magh Tuireadh.
Erc Irish Father of Eochaid of the Fir Bolg.
Erin Irish Ancient name of Ireland.
Eriu Irish Mother of Bres.
Ernmas Irish Another name for the Mother of the Morrigan.
Eru Irish One of the nine foster-fathers of Lugh.
Esca Irish Warrior of Conchobar who fought in the Battle of Magh Tuireadh.
Esras Irish Esras of the noble nature is a Druid of the Tuatha De Danaan who had charge over the mighty Spear of Lugh.and came from Gorias.
Etain Irish Mother Of Cairbre.
Etain Irish Daughter of Indech of the Fomori, lover of the Dagda.
Ethal Anubal Irish Prince of the Tuatha De Danaan, Father of Caer.
Ethne Irish See Eithne.
    
   

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