Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

DANU

Irish Mother Goddess

Also known as Dana, Anu, Ana, Danann

Celtic Goddess of Wind, Wisdom and Fertility

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

Name: Danu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dana, Anu, Ana, Danann

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Motherhood
Area of expertise: Mother

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

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