Dagda


Dagda

In Irish mythology, a leader of the mythical Tuatha Dé Danann and father of the three Brigits and of Maponos. His name means “good god,” referring to his many powers rather than to his moral character. The Dagda had an enormous appetite for food and sex and may have been associated with fertility. He possessed a cauldron that was never empty and a club that could kill men and restore them to life.

Variants of DAGDA

Dagda or Eochaid Ollathair

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