Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

DECHTIRE

Irish Unknown Goddess

Also known as Dechtiré

Flighty mother of Cuchulainn

She is the daughter of Maga and Cathbad, a Druid. At her wedding to someone of absolutely no Godly status, she happened to swallow a fly whilst swigging at the feast and fell asleep. She dreamed that Lugh told her to become his chick — along with fifty of her kinswomen — and fly to him as a flock of birds. So she did.

She did not come back until three years later, accompanied by a three-year-old child who was called Cúchulainn. The things that happen at weddings.

Dechtire Facts and Figures

Name: Dechtire
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dechtiré

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

In charge of: Unknown
Area of expertise: Unknown

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

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