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In Irish mythology, the Morrigan ("phantom queen") was a war goddess who would sometimes take the form of a crow. She would fly over battlefields like this, inspiring fear in the hearts of those below.

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THE BANSHEE is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld. In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish Gaelic mythology, she is known as the bean sìth or bean-nighe and is seen washing the bloodstained clothes or armour of those who are about to die.

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In Irish mythology, Clíodhna (Clídna, Clionadh, Clíodna, Clíona, but sometimes Cleena in English) is a Queen of the Banshees of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Cleena of Carrigcleena is the potent banshee that rules as queen over the sidheog (fairy women of the hills) of South Munster, or Desmond.[1] She is the principal goddess of this country.

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Deirdre or Derdriu is the foremost tragic heroine in Irish mythology and probably its best-known figure in modern times. She is often called "Deirdre of the Sorrows." Her story is part of the Ulster Cycle, the best-known stories of pre-Christian Ireland.

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Boann by Jim Fitzpatrick Boann the Irish mythology goddess of the River Boyne, a river in Leinster, Ireland. She was the daughter of Delbáeth, son of Elada, of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Her lover was the Dagda, by whom she had her son, Aengus. In order to hide their affair, the Dagda made the sun stand still for nine months; therefore, Aengus was conceived, gestated and born in one day.

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The Tuath(a) Dé Danann (people(s)/tribe(s) of the goddess Danu), also known by the earlier name Tuath Dé (tribe of the gods), are a race of supernaturally-gifted people in Irish mythology. They are thought to represent the main deities of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland.

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In Irish mythology, Tir na nOg, or 'Land of the Young', is best known as the Otherworld and was visited by some of Ireland's greatest heroes. This is where the Tuatha De Danann settled when they were driven from Ireland's surface. It's location is said to be on an island to to far west, and is a place that is said to be beyond the edges of the map.

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Airmid - Goddess of Healing. In Irish mythology, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. With her father Dian Cecht and brother Miach, she healed those injured in the Second Battle of Magh Tuiredh. After her jealous father slew her brother, Miach, Airmed wept over her brother's grave. Watered by her tears, all the healing herbs of the world sprung from the earth over Miach's body.

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Irish Folklore | Celtic Mythology - Myth Encyclopedia - god, story, legend, names ...

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