Celtic Mythology, Heroes and Heroines
Elven World: The Gods and Goddesses, Heroes and Heroines of the Tuatha dé Danann, Magical Beings and Places of Ancient Irish Mythology
Here you will find a description of each of the characters in Elven World. They are the gods and goddesses of ancient Irish legend and Celtic mythology. They are the Tuatha dé Danann, which means tribe of the Goddess Danu, The Earth Mother.
Included are photos of paintings or renderings for each of the archetypes expressed by various artists. Where possible the artists and their websites have been found so you can obtain the artwork.
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. This artwork is done by Ai Dadism now INDIGO for Elven World (c) 2018.
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.
Brigit: (pronounced Breet) Tuatha dé Danann Goddess of fire.
Carman: A Fomorian witch and Celtic goddess of evil magic. Her three sons, Dub (which means darkness in Gaelic), Dain (which means “violence”) and Dother (which means evil) fought heartlessly to destroy.
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.
Donn: Lord of the Lost Souls, 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.
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.
Manopos: Tuatha dé Danann prince, God of Youth.
Medb: (pronounced Mayv) and also spelled Maeve, the warrior queen whose name means “intoxication” because of her beauty and passion for battle. Learn more.
Mider: (pronounced MEE-cher) A Tuatha dé Danann philosopher, God of Reason.
Nair: Lugh’s white mare.
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, mistress of illusion and goddess of positive magic who can slip beneath the surface of things and help to restore balance to negative situations. Scotland was named after her and she was the daughter of an Egyptian Pharaoh who sailed North to the emerald islands about 4,000 years ago.
Sisters of Illusion: The three Faery sisters, Scota, BéChuille and Flidais. Skilled in magic and transformation these Fae are searching for their freedom.
Tara; Hill of Tara: Ancient site of Irish Kings and the Tuatha de Danann. Today, the archeological site of Tara is under development endangering the sacred land.
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.