or Dagh·da

[ dahg-duh ]


, Irish Mythology.
  1. a god, the chief of the Tuatha De Danann, the father of Angus Og and Brigit, and the leader of the battle against the Fomorians.

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Regarded as the son of Dagda, and thus a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, Ogma is credited as being the inventor of Ogham – the earliest system of writing in Ireland.

In the mythical narrative, she is the daughter of the Dagda and thus a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

She is the daughter of Dagda, the goddess of the Brigantes; but she is more.

And while they were in the midst of their banqueting, the door was suddenly burst open, and the Dagda stood there, with his men.

And the Dagda took his harp and swept his hand across the strings in three great, solemn chords.

Again the Dagda touched the strings, and this time the magic Music of Mirth leaped from the harp.

The golden-haired people had a great chieftain who was also a kind of high priest, who was called the Dagda.


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