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Also known as LUG

A picture showing the legend of LUGH taken from our Celtic mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Celtic Gods, Celtic Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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Things started out badly when his evil grandpa BALOR tossed him out to sea, but Sea God MANANNAN-MACLIR was fed up with demons polluting his waters and came to the rescue.

Big Mac took the baby under his fin and raised LUGH as his child until he was old enough to stay with Uncle GOIBHNIU, the Great Smith. There he grew so strikingly handsome and amazingly skilled that he decided to apply for the post of apprentice God. Passing an interview at the God Employment Center with flying colors (and flying stones), he zoomed up the career ladder to become Top God. And the rest is history.

LUGH waged triumphantly against baddies for many years and eventually slew his wicked grandpa with a sling. After fathering CUCHULAINN, the Irish hero, his Celtic powers dwindled as Christianity increased. He slid slowly down the mythological ladder and ended up as the first Leprechaun. How embarrassing.

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Article last updated on 26 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : LUGH
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : LUG
Popularity index : 2536

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