Irish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Ireland

TAILTIU

Irish Earth Goddess

Also known as Taillte, Tailte, Tailtu

Earth Goddess

Foster mother of Lugh.

She died of overwork after clearing a forest on her own and Lugh decided there should be a festival in her honor on the 1st of August. This festival became known as Lughnasadh, and its symbol was the shamrock.

In retrospect, Lughnasadh seems more to commemorate himself as it is a day dedicated to sporting competitions.

Tailtiu Facts and Figures

Name: Tailtiu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Taillte, Tailte, Tailtu

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

In charge of: the Earth
Area of expertise: Earth

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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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