Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

GOIBHNIU

Irish Blacksmith God

Also known as Goibniu, Gaibhne

Picture of the Irish Blacksmith God Goibhniu from our Irish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Great Smith

He loves tinkering about wid eart’ly tings.

He’s the sole supplier of weapons to the Tuatha Dé Danann and specializes in patent swords that never miss their target. He also has a good sideline in brewing Beer of Immortality.

With an uncle like this, no wonder Lugh excelled at everything.

Goibhniu Facts and Figures

Name: Goibhniu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Goibniu, Gaibhne

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

In charge of: Blacksmiths
Area of expertise: Blacksmithing

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Article last revised on May 23, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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