More importantly, she’s believed to be the Irish Mother Goddess who brought into being the Tuatha Dé 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dana, Anu, Ana, Danann
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Motherhood
Area of expertise: Mother
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1525
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Article last revised on May 22, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.