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or Dagh·da

noun 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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Historical Examples

  • The Dagda—the good god—seems to have been head of the Irish Olympus.

    Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail

    Alfred Nutt

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

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley

  • Danu, mother of the race, was considered as a daughter of Dagda.

  • The whole of Ireland is scoured to find her; the Dagda is appealed to in vain.

  • Dagda's cauldron came from Murias, probably an oversea world.