Definition of Tuatha De Danann

1. Noun. Race of Celtic gods or demigods; ruled Ireland in the Golden Age.

Exact synonyms: Tuatha De
Geographical relationships: Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland
Generic synonyms: Celtic Deity



Definition of Tuatha De Danann

1. Proper noun. (Irish mythology) The fifth group of inhabitants of Ireland according to the Lebor Gabála Érenn tradition, thought to represent the gods of the Goidelic Irish. Their Christian redactors have reduced them to historical kings and heroes, but this mask slips often enough. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tuatha De Danann

Tsuga mertensiana
Tsukuyomi
Tsung Dao Lee
Tsushima
Tsuu T'ina
Tsuut'ina
Tswana
Tts.
Ttujur
Tuamotu Archipelago
Tuapse
Tuareg
Tuaregs
Tuatha De
Tuatha De Danann (current term)
Tuatha Dé Danann
Tube
Tuberaceae
Tuberales
Tubercularia
Tuberculariaceae
Tubigrip
Tubinger perimeter
Tubman
Tubuai Islands
Tubulidentata
Tucana
Tucano
Tuchman
Tucker

Literary usage of Tuatha De Danann

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1. The Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal, to the Land of the Living: An Old Irish Saga by Alfred Trübner Nutt (1897)
"... consequences for Irish mythology — Classification of Irish mythical literature concerning the Tuatha de Danann — The Annalistic account ; the romantic ..."

2. The Story of the Irish Race: A Popular History of Ireland by Seumas MacManus (1921)
"... CHAPTER II THE Tuatha De Danann OVER the island, which was now indisputably De Danann, reigned the hero, Lugh, famous in mythology. ..."

3. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray (1918)
"M. d'Arbois has shown that the scheme which makes the Tuatha De Danann masters of Ireland for one hundred and sixty-nine years until the Milesians came is ..."

4. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"The mythology told of the struggles of the Tuatha de Danann against other clans of supernatural beings; in one of these struggles they overcome their ..."

5. The Home and Foreign Review (1864)
"It, is very curious that Brea#, the herald sent, by the Tuatha De Danann to the Firbolgs on their arrival in Ireland, was a Fomorian by his father, ..."

6. The Irish Version of the Historia Britonum of Nennius by Nennius, James Henthorn Todd, Algernon Herbert (1848)
"The three tribes of Tuatha De Danann were descended from the three sons of Danann, called Gods (and esteemed such) for their skill in magic; whence perhaps ..."

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