Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

NECHTAN

Irish Knowledge God

Landlord at the Holy Well of Knowledge

He is the God who owned the hill upon which stood the Holy Well of All Knowledge. Which is not an Irish pub although it really should be.

This is the well that Bóann managed to upset so much that it chased her down the hill and boiled into the River Boyne. As a matter of course, the Salmon of Knowledge went whooshing into the river as well. Or the well as river.

Nechtan gnashed his teeth and took to nibbling the hazel nuts of knowledge, which only made him sadder but wiser. He knows he is now just another crazy nut.

Nechtan Facts and Figures

Name: Nechtan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Knowledge
Area of expertise: Knowledge

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

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