Tuatha Dé Danann

or Tu·atha dé Da·naan

[ too-uh-huhdey dah-nuhn ]

nounIrish Legend.
  1. a race of gods or demigods who defeated the Fomorians and ruled Ireland during a golden age.

  • Also Tu·atha Dé .

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How to use Tuatha Dé Danann in a sentence

  • Galway, reputed to be the headquarters of all the Tuatha de Danann and shee-folk of Connacht.

  • I know that some high authorities regard the Tuatha de Danann and the fairies as alike mythological beings.

    Ulster Folklore | Elizabeth Andrews
  • What is here averred of the Tuatha de Danann may be true of other primitive races who may have survived long in Ireland.

    Ulster Folklore | Elizabeth Andrews
  • I believe these Tuatha de Danann are the small Danes, who, according to tradition, built the raths and souterrains.

    Ulster Folklore | Elizabeth Andrews
  • But Oengus is not the only one of the Tuatha de Danann who has such a fairy palace.