Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

DAGDA

Irish Ruler God

Also known as DAGDHA, An Dagda, EOCHAID-OLLATHAIR

Picture of the Irish Ruler God Dagda from our Irish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Well-fed Irish God of Life and Death

An Irish broth of a God. Leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann, he’s the God of Life and Death, War, Banquets and Magic.

He cornered the Irish fast food market with his huge cauldron full of everlasting food and a boar which never stops roasting.

His club so large it has to be transported on wheels, and if he slaughters you with the business end, don’t worry as the handle can bring you back to life. He’s married to the Mórrígan Mob and his daughter is the fiery Brigit.

Big-bellied, cheerful and raucous, Dagda is known in Celtic circles as ‘Da Good One’.

Dagda Facts and Figures

Name: Dagda
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: DAGDHA, An Dagda, EOCHAID-OLLATHAIR

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

In charge of: Ruling
Area of expertise: Ruling

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 296

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Article last updated on May 22, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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