Irish Pantheon



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Assipattle
Description: Idle fool, always boasting of his deeds, he challenged a Stoorworm and when swallowed put burning peats in its liver and was vomited out, kiling the worm and creating a number of islands

Badb
Description: crow,aspect of Morrighan, harbinger of death
Skills: Any Weapon Attack, Any Weapon Parry,
Spells: Bladesharp, Demoralize
Divine Magic: Fear, Become Crow, Command Crow, Worship Badb
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Become Crow

Banba
Description: First settler in Ireland, one of the godesses of Sovereignty
Skills:
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Bestow Kingship, Bless King, Curse King, Bless Land, Curse Land
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless King

Bladud
Description: King of Britain, built Bath - Caer Badum - and the temple baths of Minerva, killed when flying from temple of Apollo
Skills:
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Flight
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Flight

Boand
Description: Goddess of River Boyne
Boann/Boand ("She of the White Cows" goddess of the Boyne,mother of Angus, wife of Elcmar)
Skills: Boat, Swim, World Lore, Human Lore
Spirit Magic: Glamour, River Eye
Divine Magic: Float, Breathe Water, Raise Water, Summon Undine, Worship Boanne
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Float
 

Cliodhna
Description: Goddess of beauty, loved a mortal - Ciabhan, when he was hunting, Manannan mac Lir put her to sleep and pulled her back to the otherworld, she had three birds who could sing the sick to sleep and cure them
Skills: Craft (Cosmetics), Human Lore, First Aid
Spirit Magic: Heal, Sleep,
Divine Magic: Healing Trance, Heal Body, Charisma
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Healing Trance
 

Easal
Description: King of the Golden Pillars, seven magical pigs were always renewed after being eaten, stolen by Lugh

Elcmar
Description: Husband of Boann,original inhabitant of New Grange

Flaitheas
Description: Goddess of sovrereignty, met Niall
Skills:
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Bestow Kingship, Bless King, Curse King, Bless Land, Curse Land
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless King

Flanthean
Description: Goddess of Sovregnty
Skills:
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Bestow Kingship, Bless King, Curse King, Bless Land, Curse Land
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless King

Gan-Ceann / Gan-Geann
Description: "Without a head" or "Love talker" appears in lonely places and courts single women, leaving them swiftly to pine away
Skills: Seduce, Craft (Love Making)
Spirit Magic: Silver Tongue, Glamour
Divine Magic: Charisma, Worship Gan-Ceann
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Charisma

Mechi
Description: Morrighan's son, killed by Ogma's son

Morrigan
Description: Goddess of War/Terror, Shapechanger (Heifer, Eel, Wolf, Raven, Crow, Great Queen, major Goddess in Ireland, had a lust for war, a lust for men, mated with Dagda while straddling a river
Skills: Spear Attack, Shield Parry, Javelin
Spirit Magic: Bladesharp, Protection, Fanaticism, Demoralise
Divine Magic: Fear, Beserker, Shield, Turn Into (Heifer, Eel, Wolf, Raven, Crow)
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Turn Into (Heifer, Eel, Wolf, Raven, Crow)

Nechtan
Description: Husband of Boann, guardian of well of knowledge, when Boann found him, the waters rose up and chased her, becoming the river Boyne
Skills:
Spirit Magic: River Eye
Divine Magic: Breathe Water, Bless Water, Raise Flood
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless Water

Nemhglan/Nemglan
Description: Bird God, children are birds who can turn into warriors, appeared to Mess Buachalla, made love and their son Conaire tried to shoot a flock of birds but his father appeared and told him to strip and walk to Tara with his sling shot, becoming king of Ireland
Skills: Understand Birds, Animal Lore
Spirit Magic: Mobility
Divine Magic: Speak With Birds, Grow Wings, Worship Nemhglan
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Speak With Birds
 

Primeval Deities


Anu
Description: She who nurtures well the gods

Bile
Description: Lord of Life and Death, came from Spain - the Land of the Dead, recognised at Beltaine, husband of Danu, ancestor of Irish, father of Miled, known elsewhere as Bel, Beli or Belenus
Skills: Spear Attack, Shield Parry, Bow Attack
Spirit Magic: Light, Lightwall
Divine Magic: Sunbright, Truespear, Predict Future, Heal Body, Sun Spear
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Sunbright

Sheela na Gig/Sheila na Cioch
Description: Shown naked, large breasts, legs apart showing her vagina, fertile mother, gives birth and death, earth mother
Skills: Midwifery, Craft (Carnal Sex), Craft (Love Making)
Spirit Magic: Heal
Divine Magic: Couvade, Safe Birth, Bless Birth, Conceive
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless Birth

Trefuilngid Tre-Eochair
Description: Ancient legendary being, carried a stone tablet and a branch on which grew fruit, flowers and nuts, controlled the rising and setting sun, Historian of Ireland

Neit/Net
Description: Husband of Nemainn, "Vigour/Exhaltation in combat" grandfather of Balor, god of Warriors

Cailleach Bheare
Description: South west Munster mountain goddess, she had eternal youth while a series of husbands died of old age
Skills:
Spirit Magic: Glamour
Divine Magic: Retain Youth, Invigorate, Worship Cailleach Bheare, Snow, Freeze Earth,
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Retain Youth

Donn
Description: God/Lord of the Dead, lived on island SW of Munster, told souls how to reach underworld)
Skills:
Spirit Magic: Second Sight
Divine Magic: Free Ghost, Summon Dead, Command Dead, Gift Dead, Bind Ghost, Worship Donn
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Free Ghost

Cuimhne
Description: Hag of Sovreignty, could transform into a beautiful woman but changed back afterwards
Skills:Act, Disguise, Orate
Spirit Magic: Image Creation
Divine Magic: Become Beautiful, Worship Cuimhne
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Become Beautiful

Fintan/Finton
Description: Salmon of Knowledge, eater of magic hazlenuts, bestower of wisdom, Summon of flood, shapechanger salmon
Skills: Wisdom, Human Lore
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Summon Flood, Become Salmon, Salmon Leap, Worship Fintan
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Summon Flood

Fodla
Description: Goddess of sovereignty
Skills: Orate
Spirit Magic: Glamour
Divine Magic: Bless Hero, Worship Fodla
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless Hero

Mor
Description: Sun goddess, ancestress of Royal house of Munster
Skills: Bow Attack, Spear Attack
Spirit Magic: Light, Lantern
Divine Magic: Sunbright, Sun Spear
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Sunbright
 

Formorians


Fomorians
Description: Original inhabitants of Ireland, lived beyond or under the sea, king was Balor, accumulated powers of evil and darkness, fought later waves of invaders

Balor
Description: King of Formorians, prophesied that his grandson would kill him, locked up his daughter Ethniu, Cian mac Cainte slept with her, their son Lugh. Balor the One Eye, spied on druids preparing draught of wisdom, some splashed into his eyemaking it baleful, kept eyelid closed and four servants raised it to kill others. Lugh put out his eye with a sling stone at Mag Tuired
Skills:
Spirit Magic: Demoralise, Disruption
Divine Magic: Baleful Eye, Fear
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Baleful Eye

Bres mac Alatha/mac Elatha
Description: Son of Tuathan Eriu begot by Formorian Elatha, became king of Ireland, husband of Brigid, bad king, caused monopoly of food, joined Formorians, killed by Lugh
Skills: Spear Attack, Shield Parry, Craft (Farming), Craft (Ploughing), Bargain
Spirit Magic: Bleadesharp
Divine Magic: Bless Crops
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless Crops

Elatha
Description: "The Fair", Formorian king, realm was across the seas, slept with a woman of De Danaan and their son joined his tribe in battle
Skills: Swim, Trident Attack, Net Parry
Spirit Magic: True Net, River Eye
Divine Magic: Breathe Air/Water, Command (Sea Creatures), Summon Monster, Drown, Float, Bless Water
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Float

Octrialach
Description: Formorian, found how Dianecht could resurrect people in Well of Slaine and showed his tribe where it was so they filled it in

Ruadan
Description: Son of Bres and Brigit, fought on Formorian side, spy, wounded by Goibniu

Cenchos the Footless
Description:

Morc
Description: King of Formorians

Conann
Description: King of Formorians
 

People of Partholan


Dealgnaid/Dalny
Description: Parholon's Queen

Sera
Description: Partholan's father

Partholon
Description: Leader of first invasion of Ireland, chief of every craft, cleared plains for husbandry, reaper of last sheaf, came from West, came after the Flood had subsided
Skills: Craft (All), Ploughing
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Master (Skill),
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Master (Skill)

Tuan mac Carill
Description: Nephew of Partholan, Sole survivor of Partholon's invasion, Changed shape, eaten as a salmon by the wife of King Carill, recalled history of Ireland
Skills: Tell History, Orate
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Become Salmon, Become Deer, Become Eagle, Become Boar, Recall History
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Recall History
 

Nemedians


Mach/Macha
Description: Aspect of Morrighan, Goddess of Ulster, Wife of Nemed, Macha the Red, Warrioress Goddess, wife of Crunnchu, from the underworld, Wife of Nuada
Skills: Speat Attack, Shield Parry, Run
Spirit Magic: Mobility, Bladesharp
Divine Magic: Fleet Foot, True Spear
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Fleet Foot
 

Nemed
Description: King of Ireland, came from Scythia after Partholon, defeated Formorians 3 times
 

Fir Bolg


Firbolg
Description: "Bag Men", came originally from Thrace where they were slaves, held Ireland after death of Nemed and before the Tuatha de Danaan, ruled Connacht after battles

Sreng
Description: Firbolg who cut off Nuadu's hand

Eochy mac Erc
Description: King of Firbolgs, husband of Taltiu/Telta
 
 
 

Tuatha de Danaan

Airmid
Description: Daughter of Dian Cecht, had charge of a healing spring
Skills: First Aid, Treat Disease, Treat Poison
Spirit Magic: Heal, River Eye
Divine Magic: Bless Water, Heal Body, Healing Bath
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Healing Bath
 

Caer Ibormeith
Description: Shape shifter, beloved/wife of Angus, daughter of Ethal
Divine Magic: Become Swan, Command Swan, Worship Caer Ibormeith
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Become Swan

Cian mac Cainte
Description: Father of Lugh, shapeshifter - pig, created Black Pig's Dyke when he changed into a pig to run from Tuirenn's sons - separates North and South Irelend
Divine Magic: Become Pig, Become Hound, Change Other into Hare
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells

Credne/Credre
Description: Smith of the Tuatha de Danaan, worker in bronze and gold, helped Dianecht to make Nuadu's Silver Hand)
Skills: Craft (Armouring), Craft (Weaponmaking), Craft (Smithing), Craft (Gold), Devise
Spirit Magic: Heat Metal
Divine Magic: Armouring Enchantment, True Smithing, Worship Creidre, Sharpen Weapon, Enchant Bronze, Enchant Gold
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: True Smithing

Anu/Danu
Description: The mother of the gods of Ireland, twin hills near Kilarny in Munster named Paps of Anu, ancestress of the Tuatha de Danaan. Danu -Ancestress of the Tuatha de Danaan, Goddess of Earth/Soveriegnty, Fertility
Skills: Orate, Craft (Household)
Spirit Magic: Healing
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Bless Birth, Bless King, Bless Land, Worship Danu,
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless Crops
 

Dian Cecht/Dian-Cecht/Dianecht
Description: Healer, God of medicine and healing, magic spring , battle wounded, dead warriors, healing and resurrecting, Grandfather of Lugh, physician, made Nuadu's silver hand, blessed a well which healed the wounded
Skills: First Aid, Treat Disease, Treat Poison, Plant Lore, Mineral Lore, Brew (Healing Potions)
Spirit Magic: Preserve Herbs, Heal, Poison Purge
Divine Magic: Heal Body, Heal Wound, Resurrection
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Possession: Heal Body

Gobniu/Goibhui/Goibniu/Gobhan Saor/Gobhan Suor
Description: Smith, Brewer of Beer, Weaponmaker, Smith of Tuatha de Danaan, made weapons to kill the Formorians, killed Ruadan who spied on his work, Crafty smith or mason, analagous to Gofannon
Skills: Craft (Armouring), Craft (Weaponmaking), Craft (Smithing), Craft (Brewing), Mineral Lore
Spirit Magic: Heat Metal
Divine Magic: Armouring Enchantment, Worship Gobniu, Sharpen Weapon, Enchant Iron, Enchant Bronze
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Sharpen Weapon

Luchtar
Description: Carpemter of the Tuatha de Danaan, he could work at great speed and repaired weapons on the battlefield, brother of Gobniu and Creighne
Skills: Craft (Carpenter), Craft (Wood)
Spirit Magic: Repair
Divine Magic: Shape Wood, Enchant Wood
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Shape Wood
 

Lug /Lugh
Description: Grandson of Balor, son of Ethniu and Cian, fostered by Manannan and Tailtiu, guardian of spear of Gorias which killed all opponents, helped Tuatha de Danaan against Formorians, accepted by Nuadu because of his many skills, became substitute king after Nuadu lost his hand, abdicated when the hand was replaced, became king, killed Balor, father of CuChulainn, god of light and sun victorious over darkness
Skills: Spear Attack, Shield Parry, Sling Attack
Spirit Magic: Speedart, Bladesharp, Light
Divine Magic: Master (Skill), All Master, Truespear, Sureshot, Heal Body, Heal Wound, Sunbright
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: All Master

Morfessa
Description: "Great Knowledge" master of wisdom, lived in Falias, gave the Stone of Fal to Tuatha de Danaan - shrieked when a king sat on it

Esras
Description: Master of wisdom, who gave Lugh his spear which ensured victory in battle

Nuada Silver Hand
Description: King of Tuatha de Danaan, lost his hand, replaced with silver then flesh, killed at Mag Tuired, analagous with Nodens, held the Sword of Nuada
Skills: Sword Attack, Shield Parry
Spirit Magic: Bladesharp, Fanaticism
Divine Magic: Shield, Sever Spirit, Truesword
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Truesword

Ogma
Description: God of Oratory and Literature, Inventor of Writing, The Champion, Warrior of Tuatha de Danaan, invented Ogham alphabet,captured Speaking Sword of King Tethra, analagous to Ogmios
Skills: Read/Write (Ogham), Orate, Recite Poetry, Spear Attack, Shield Parry, Sword Attack
Spirit Magic: Bladesharp, Protection
Divine Magic: Truespear, Truesword, Shield, Good Voice, Listen To Me, Worship Ogma
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Listen To Me

Angus/Angus mac Og/Aengus/Oengus
Description: God of Love, God of youth, son of Dagda and Boann, shapeshifter (swan), song to send people to sleep), fostered by Midir, met an otherworldly maiden Caer Ibornmeith in a dream and found her with the help of Bodb in the form of a swan on a lake with 149 girl/swans, he formed the shape of a swan and sang them to sleep.Given New grange as his home
Skills: Orate, Sing, Seduction, Acting, Craft (Love Making)
Spirit Magic: Glamour, Sleep
Divine Magic: Charisma, Become Swan, Sleeping Song, Worship Angus, Love Charm
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Love Charm

The Dagda
Description: All-Father, husband of Morrighan, builder of forts, harper - Magical Harp, three tunes of Sorrow, Sleep and laughter, guardian of cauldron which fed all who needed it, "Good God", ""Lord of Great Knowledge", Patron of Druids, Great Club, Built fortresses, 1st November eat bowl of porridge, mate with a goddess, calls the seasons
Skills: Human Lore, Play (Harp), Club Attack, Club Parry, Shield Parry
Skills: Spirit Magic: Bludgeon
Divine Magic: Song of Sleep, Song of Sorrow, Song of Laughter, Worship Dagda, Crush, True Maul, Sever Spirit, Resurrection, Bowl of Plenty
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: True Maul
 

Brigit/Brigid
Description: Learning, Culture, Skills, Hearth, Home, Wells, Healing, daughter of the Dagda, known as Brigantia in Britain and Brigindo in Gaul
Skills: First Aid, Craft (Cook), Plant Lore, Treat Disease, Craft (Firemaking), Craft (Midwife)
Spirit Magic: Healing, Vigour, Ignite
Divine Magic: Heal Wound, Heal Body, Cure Disease, Bless Hearth, Purify Water, Raise Water, Worship Brigit, Couvade
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Heal Wound

Eriu
Description: One of the goddesses of sovereignty of Ireland

Miach
Description: Made hand of flesh for Nuada, making his father Dianect jealous and he wounded his son 4 times, the last fatally - healer and father of healing plants
Skills: First Aid, Treat Disease, Treat Poison, Plant Lore, Surgery, Find Healing Plants
Spirit Magic: Preserve Herbs, Heal
Divine Magic: Heal Body, Heal Wound, Regenerate
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Possession: Heal Wound
 

Semias
Description: Master of wisdom, gave the cauldron of knowledge and satiety to the Dagda

Tailtiu
Description: Foster mother of Lugh,daughter of the Kng of Spain, cleared a plain on the site of Coill huan

Uscias
Description: Master of wisdom, gave Nuadu the Sword of Light

Aed mac Lir
Description: Son of Aobh, was turned into a swan by his stepmother Aoife

Aobh
Description: First wife of Lir, mother of Fionnuala, Aed, Conn  and Fiachna

Aoife
Description: Air Witch, turned step-children into swans, Foster daughter of Bodh Dearg, married Lir, turned his children into swans for 900 years, turned into a witch of the air by Bodh Dearg, doomed to sweep the winds until doomsday)
Skills: World Lore
Divine Magic: Turn into Swan, Increase Wind, Decrease Wind, Cloud Call, Cloud Clear, Worship Aoife, Flight
Common Divine Magic: 1 and 2 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Flight

Ard-Greimne
Description: Father of Scathath and Aoife, "High Power"
 

Manamman mac Lir/Manannan mac Lir/Manannan Mac Lir
Description: Sea God, Lord of the Sea, guardian of Blessed Isles (Arran, Man), Shapechanger, Magician, Chariot rode the waves, older than Tuatha de Danaan although their ally, prepared the Sidhe when the Sons of Miled came, father of many Heroes and Gods, had magical coracle, cupof truth,shape shifter and visitor of women at night, analagous to Mnawyddan
Skills: Boating, Sword Attack, Shield Parry, Seduce, Animal Lore, World Lore, Drive (Chariot)
Spirit Magic: Light, Bladesharp, Protection, Image Creation, Repair, Endurance
Divine Magic: Shield, Sunbright, Truesword, Sever Spirit, Float, Hie Boat, Command Swine, Worship Manannan Mac Lir, Change Shape, Float, Worship Manamman mac Lir, Summon Undine, Command Undine, Hie Wagon, Water Walking, Become (Creature), Clairvoyance
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Change Shape

Aonbarr
Description: Magical horse, could travel on land or sea magical horse belonging to Manannan mac Lir, could travel on land and sea and was ridden by Lugh on his quest for the Sword of Light
Skills: Ride, Animal Lore
Spirit Magic: Mobility
Divine Magic: Speak With Horses, Wavewalking, Worship Aonbarr
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Speak With Horses

Lir/Ler
Description: Sea God, Great Sea, Father of Manannan, had four children by Aobh, Fionnuala, Aed, Conn and Fiachra, married her sister who turned his children into swans, he he is analagous to Lear/Llyr
Skills: Boating, Swim, Ocean Lore
Spirit Magic: Endurance
Divine Magic: Float, Hie Boat, Worship Lir, Summon Undine, Command Undine, Breathe Air/Water
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Breathe Air/Water

Aine
Description: Goddess of love and fertility, goddess of Sovereignty in SW Ireland, wife/daughter of Manannan Mac Lir
Skills: Seduce, Craft (Farming), PLant Lore, World Lore
Spirit Magic: Glamour
Divine Magic: Bestow Kingship, Bless Crops, Bless King, Curse King, Bless Land, Curse Land, Love Charm, Bless Wife
Common Divine Magic: All
Divine Spirit Possession: Bless Wife
 

Mangan
Description: Son of Manannan, illusions, shape changer of others

Mongan
Description: King of Ireland, son of Manannan by Cantigerna, wife of Fiacha , skilled in magic, poetry and kingship
Skills: Poetry, Lawspeaking
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Lead Others,
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Lead Others

Niamh
Description: Daughter of Manannan, loved Oisin and lived with him for 300 years in Tir na Nog
 

Mac Cecht
Description: God of eloquence, son of Ogma, after the death of Nuada, he consulted with Ith, a stranger, as to who should rule Ireland, but Ith seemed to have designs on the island and they killed him
Skills: Orate, Fast Talk
Spirit Magic: Silvertongue
Divine Magic: Glamour, Lie
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Lie
 

Milesians

 

 

Milesians
Description: Ancestor of Gaels, defeated Tuatha de Danaan and arrived via Sythia, Eygpt and Spain

Ith
Description: Nephew of Miled, lived in a tall tower in Spain and saw Ireland, he travelled there in a boat just after the Tuatha de Danaan had defeated the Formorians, but they thought he was leading an invasion and killed him, sparking off the Milesians' invasion

Moriath
Description: Daughter of Scoriath, king of Gaul, loved by Labraid Longseach while Craiftine played his harp to send her parents to sleep

Miled/Mil/Milesius
Description: Spanish soldier, Ith's uncle, led final invasion of Ireland
Skills:
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic:
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession:
 

Craiftine
Description: Harper to Labraid Longseach, a king who had horse ears, discovered by his barber who told a tree which was cut down and the wood used to make a harp which when played revealed the truth about the king, harp could send people to sleep
Skills: Play Harp, Sing
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Truetune, Song of Sleep
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Song of Sleep

Fand
Description: Wife of Manannan, sister of Labraid, given to CuChulainn  who relinquished her, she returned to Manannan who shook his cloak between them so they would never meet again

Scoriath
Description: King of Gaul, daughter was Moriath beloved of Labraid Longseach

Amergin
Description: Son of Miled, Judge and Poet, ala Taliesin, enabled Milesians to enter Ireland by promising each of the goddesses of Sovreignty to name the isle after them

Annergis/Amergin
Description: Son of Miled, judge and poet
Skills: Recite Poetry, Lawspeaker, Judge
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Truevoice, Staff of Justice
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Truevoice

Eber
Description: Son of Miled, fought and lost to his brother Eremon for Kingship of Ireland

Eremon
Description: King of Ireland, fought his brother Eber, all kings of Ireland are descended from him

Tigernmas
Description: Ancient king, brought in worship of Cromm Cruach, name means "Lord of Death", brought gold mining, silver smithing and weaving of tartans

Crom Cruach
Description: Solar God, offered first fruits and first born in pagan times, bowed down to St Patrick and sank into the earth
Skills: Craft (Farming), Craft (Ploughing)
Spirit Magic: Fod Song
Divine Magic: Bless Crops, Sunripen, Bear Fruit
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Sunripen

Ollav Fola
Description: King of Milesians, 1000BC, lawgiver

Scota
Description: Daughter of a pahroah, wife of Milesius, mother of Goidel, ancestress of the Scots
 

Otherworld Creatures


Speir-Bhean
Description: Spirit or wise-woman encountered by poets in lonely places

Merrow/Murdhuacha
Description: Mermaid, appear before storms and married mortals
 
 
 

Heroes


Maelduine
Description: Son of a raped nun, searched for his father Ailill's murderes and sailed on a skin boat to the Blessed Islands

Irish Heroes - Conaire Mess  Buachalla, Conall Cernach, Conan Maol, Conchobar mac Nessa, Conganchas mac Daire, Conlaoch

Bran mac Febel
Description: Hero - sailed to Lands of Women in the Blessed Isles, entertained royally and returned home to find that many years had passed

Niall of the Nine Hostages
Description: King of Ireland in the 4th century

Cairenn
Description: Aspect of Sovereignty, mother of Niall, concubine of Eochu
 

Later Deities


Aoife
Description: Woman warrior,Scathach's rival, defeated and given child by CuChulainn, gained revenge when he marruied Emer, raised his son Conlaoch in every skill and gave him three geases - never give way to anyone, never refuse a challenge and never tell anyone his name
Cathbad
Description: Druid of Conchobar mac Nessa, prophesied CuChulainn's greatness and Ulster's sorrow
Scathach
Description: Women warrior of Alba, trained Cu Chulainn, lived on Isle of Skye)

Sceanbh
Description: Wife of Craiftine the Harper

Rigru Roisclethan
Description: Queen of Benn Edair, form of Sovereignty, warned Conn to put away Becuma his wife or Ireland would stay a wasteland

Conn Cetchathach
Description: King of Ireland, led astray by his wife Becuma, when Ireland became a wasteland without wheat/milk, quested for a son of perfect parents, found him in Otherworld, agreed to be sacrificed, old woman showed druids and queen were bad advisors

Segda Saerlbraid
Description: Son of Rigru Roisclethian, otherworld youth of sinless parents, sought to be sacrificed to save Ireland

Dubh
Description: Druidess, drowned her bigamous husband's wife and he cast a slingshot at her,drowning her in the black pool (Dublin) known as Nigratherma by the Romans

Flidais
Description: Master of woodland beasts, mated to Fergus mac Roich whom only she could satisfy sexually
Skills: Craft (Carnal Sex), Craft (Love Making), Craft (Courtesan Sex)
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Speak to Beasts, Command Beast, Satiate
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Satiate

Ulster Cycle


Nessa
Description: Wife of Cathbad who kiled her tutors, was called Assa "Gentle" but took up arms and was "Ungentle", bore Conchobar on same day as Christ's birth

Ailill mac Matach
Description: King of Connacht, husband of Medb, owned a great bull Finnbennach (Whitehorn) his wife was jealous and wanted the brown one (Donn Cuailuge) in Ulster and prompted the Cattle Raid of Ulster . Slain by Medb after she found him lying with a maiden on May Day even though she took many lovers

Medb
Description: Queen of Conalt/Connacht, Sexually Ravenous, aspect of Sovreignty, caused the Cattle Raid of Ulster

Anluan
Description: Hero of Connacht, accompanied Maeve on the cattle raid, slain by Connall

Ardan
Description: Brother of Naoisi, who was the lover of Deirdriu

Ainle
Description: Brother of Naoisi, lover of Deidriu

Bricriu
Description: Poet and Satirist, mischief-maker
Skills: Poetry, Orate, Fast Talk, Sing
Spirit Magic: Glamour
Divine Magic: Lie, Charisma, Worship Bricriu, Wound Tongue
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Wound Tongue

Cu Chulainn
Description: Hero of Red Branch, berserker warrior, salmon leap, great spear, son of Lugh, and Deichtre
Skills: Spear Attack, Shield Parry, Jump, Understand Dogs
Spirit Magic: Bladesharp, Fanaticism
Divine Magic: Truespear, Berserker, Salmon Leap
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possesion: Berserker

Blanaid/Blathnat
Description: Wife of Cu Roi mac Daire, was won by him in battle, loved CuChulainn and told him to tie her husband's hair to his bed

Cu Roi mac Daire
Description: King of Munster, many powers, gained many Hallows

Fercetrniu
Description: Poet of Cu Roi, grabbed his master's murdress and threw them both of a cliff

Finnbhenach
Description: Shape shifter - White bull
Spirit Magic: Ironhand
Divine Magic: Become Bull, Bull Roar, Worship Finnbhenach
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Become Bull
 

Ossianic Cycle


[Third Century AD]

Caoilte mac Ronan
Description: Of the Fianna, their best runner, slew Lir, poet and warrior
Skills: Run, Recite Poetry, Spear Attack, Shiled Parry
Spirit Magic: Mobility, Bladesharp
Divine Magic: Fleet Foot, Truespear, Compose Poem
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Fleet Foot

Creidne (Woman warrior within the Fianna, fled her home after her father begat three sons upon her)
Description:

Finn mac Cumhaid/Fionn mac Cumhal /Finn mac Cool
Description:  Hero, god of wisdom, love, fighting, sorcery, Hero, warrior, gained knowledge by cooking salmon of knowldge and tasting fat on his thumb, son of Cumhal and Muirne, warrior and poet, he learned poetry from Finneces and sucked the fat of the Salmon of Wisdom that splashed him as he cooked it, so he could chew his thumb to gain foreknowledge of events, he was head of the Fianna, wasted away into the Otherworld, built Giants' Causeway
Skills: Recite Poetry, Spear Attack, Shield Parry, Wisdom, Seduce
Spirit Magic:
Divine Magic: Truevoice, Predict Future, Truespear
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Predict Future

Oisin
Description: Bard, Poet, Warrior and Traveller
Skills: Play Harp, Recite Poetry, Sing, Spear Attack, Shield Parry
Spirit Magic: Silver Tongue, Glamour
Divine Magic: Charisma, True Harp, True Sword, Worship Oisin
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Charisma

Diarmuid Ua Duibhne
Description: Diarmuid of the Love Spot, foster-son of Angus, received a love spot from a woman which meant that no woman could look on him without desiring him
Skills: Seduction, Human Lore
Spirit Magic: Glamour
Divine Magic: Charisma, Love Charm, Worship Diarmuid
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Love Charm
 

Aideen
Description: Wife of Fionn mac Cumhall's grandson Oscar, died of grief when he fell in battle

Irnan
Description: Hag, tried to enchant the Fianna, changed into a monster and was kiled by Goll after Fionn accepted the challenge

Art
Description: Hero, son of Conn Cetchathach, banished from Ireland, challenged step mother to a game of fidchell, won the wand of Cu Roi, won Delbchaem daughter of Coichend as wife

Coichend
Description: Wife of Morgan, king of Land of Wonders, mother of Delbchaem, kept guarded in a fotress pallisaded with the heads of her suitors for a prophecy said that she would be killed on her daughter's wedding day. Art fought and beheaded her

Grainne
Description: Daughter of Cormac macArt, betrothed to Fionn mac Cumhal but he was old and she ran away with Diarmuid, after giving his comrades a sleeping draught, Fionn gave chase but first laid a geas that they may never spend 2 nights in the same place

Giolla Deacair
Description: Otherworld champion, horse was unrideable, Conan mounted it to ride to the death, Fionn rescued him from Tir Tairngire

Goll mac Morna
Description: Slew Cumhal, Fionn's father who had taken his eye, made amends to his son but remained rivals

Murine
Description: Sister in law of Lugh, mother of Fionn
 
 

Mog Ruith
Description: Druid and enchanter, had a flying wheel, lived on island of Valentia off Munster

The Sidhe

Aes Sidhe The hosts of the Hollow Hillls/Hosts of the Air - Faery hosts.

Aoibhell
Description: Munster faery woman, based at Craig Liath, mistress of Dubhlainn/Dublin, Tutor of o'Brien, became like a banshee, whoever heard her harp would not live long
Skills: Play (Harp), Sing
Spirit Magic: Invisibility
Divine Magic: Predict Death, True Harp, Worship Aoibhell
Common Divine Magic: 1 point spells
Divine Spirit Possession: Predict Death

Leanan Sidhe
Description: Fairy Mistress, inspires poets and musicians

Midir
Description: King of Sidhe of Femen, lost Etain his wife, searched for her for years and found her, played chess with Eochaid and eventually stole her away in the form of swans
 

Bodb
Description: King of Sidhe in Munster
 

Dubhlaing
Description: He loved Aoibhell who said he would die in battle unless he wore her cloak of invisibility
 
 
 

Legendary Places


Tir Na mBeo
Description: Land of the Living, place of everlasting life
 

Tir na n'Og
Description: Land of Youth
 

Tir Tairngire
Description: Land of Promise, earthly paradise where dreams came true
 

Tor na mBan
Description: Land of Women, one of the magical Isles of the West
 

Hy Breasil
Description: Earthly paradise in the West

Mag Mell
Description: Pleasant Plain where immortals lived - supposedly beneath the Sea
 

Mag Mor
Description: Geat Plain, home of the Immortals,men and maidens lived without shame, always music, ale intoxicating
 

The Sidhe
Description: Hollow Hills where Sidhe lived - fairies
 

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