Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

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Irish Fertility Goddess

One of the Morrigan, 'She of the Red Tresses'

She was forced to race against the King of Ulster’s horses whilst heavily pregnant, which did not endear her to the men of Ulster one bit. She won of course, gave birth to twins and cursed all Ulstermen to suffer childbirth pangs whenever they faced danger.

Her pregnancy curse was of great value to Medb and Mórrígan.

Macha Facts and Figures

Name: Macha
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

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

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