CELTIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Ireland, Scotland, Wales & Gaul

DANU

Celtic Mother Goddess

Also known as Dana, Anu, Ana, Búanann

Celtic Goddess of Wind, Wisdom and Fertility

More importantly, she’s the Irish Mother Goddess who brought into being the TUATHA-DE-DANANN, her own chosen people who originally ruled Ireland.

As a Mother Goddess, she’s renowned for suckling Godlets. There are still two hills in County Kerry still known as the ‘Paps of DANU’.

You may have heard of Danny Boy, but she is the original Danu girl. She’s also the mother and daughter of DAGDA, which is quite a neat trick.

DANU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DANU
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Motherhood
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : Dana, Anu, Ana, Búanann
Popularity index : 30681
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Article last updated on 10 August 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Danu: Celtic Mother Goddess (Celtic mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Aug. 2014. Web. 30 September 2014.

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