Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

AENGUS

Irish Love God

Also known as Angus Óg, Mac ind Óg, Aonghus, Oenghus, Mac Óg

God of Love and inventor of kisses

He’s the Celtic answer to Cupid.

As a love child of Dagda and Bóann he carried on the tradition to become a love God, learning to play the harp and lulling the ladies with his smoochy lyrics.

To sustain his reputation as a Romantic Rascal he ran off with Étaín the wife of his stepbrother Midir.

Pursuing the loves and doves side, four of these lovebirds were often to be seen circling above the curly head of this holy heartthrob. These are the symbols used for kisses at the end of love letters. xxxx. Use sparingly. More than four and they will go to waste.

Aengus Facts and Figures

Name: Aengus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Angus Óg, Mac ind Óg, Aonghus, Oenghus, Mac Óg

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Love
Area of expertise: Love

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 454

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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