Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

MANANNÁN MAC LIR

Irish Sea God

Also known as MANANNAN-MACLIR, Manandán

Mighty Irish Sea God

Can take the form of a heron or sneak around in his invisible cloak, and is fond of affairs with mortals. If you see any children with webbed fingers or toes it’s down to him.

A member of the Tuatha Dé Danann clan, Big Mac rules the sea, forecasts the weather and looks after Mag Mell, the Seaside Town of the Dead. Realms of the deceased are usually pretty grim, but having kicked out the previous management he’s transformed the place into a paradise.

His official Headquarters are the Isle of Man, but we’re not sure how much of a paradise that is. Why not take a vacation there and send us a postcard?

Manannán mac Lir Facts and Figures

Name: Manannán mac Lir
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: MANANNAN-MACLIR, Manandán

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

In charge of: the Ocean
Area of expertise: Sea, Seas, Ocean, Oceans

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1196

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Article last revised on May 23, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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