Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

RUADÁN

Irish Unknown God

Also known as Ruadan

God of Spying and Espionage

The son of Bres and Brigit, he was sent by his sneaky father to spy for the Fomorians. He infiltrated Goibhniu’s weapon foundry and found him engaged in making the latest slim shaft, super-sharp, swivel action spears.

Grabbing one, he stuck it into the Great Godsmith, but perhaps he had not had time to study the instructions as Goibhniu calmly pulled it out and showed him how it should be used — with deadly effect. Sklitch!

When Brigit discovered that her son had been totally shafted, her wailing was such that it started the tradition of keening, used ever since at Irish Wakes.

Ruadán Facts and Figures

Name: Ruadán
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ruadan

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

In charge of: Unknown
Area of expertise: Unknown

Good/Evil Rating: NOT OKAY, be careful
Popularity index: 1459

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

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