Brigid of the Tuatha de Danann: Visit Her Ladyship’s Quest

Check out Brigid’s character profile on Her Ladyship’s Quest! Once A Goddess is the first in the Brigid trilogy.  Brigid is trapped between the will of her people and the desires of her heart. For the sake of peace, she enters into an arranged marriage with the enemy prince, sacrificing her own chance at happiness. Her duty is to protect the secrets of the Tuatha…

Ruadan: The Lost Son of Brigid and Bres

It’s a sad story, Ruadan. A child half Danann and Fomorian, he never quite fit in either world. His name – ruad – means the “Red One” so we can only assume he was a red-head.   Some tales say Brigid and Bres had three sons, others one. In my version, Ruadan was the only child Brigid bore, in all three of her mythical incarnations….

Brigid of the Tuatha de Danann: The Goddess of Lament

photo by sheila lamb  Irish myths, legends, and history portray Brigid in three phases…goddess, druid, and saint. She is a woman, a goddess, shrouded in the mists of history. This is the basis of the Brigid trilogy, beginning with Once a Goddess.  In ancient mythology, Brigid is a poet, a healer and a blacksmith. She was one of the Tuatha De Danann, an early tribe of Pre-Celtic settlers….

Who Were the Tuatha De Danann of Ireland?

 The Danann cycle involves myths and stories of the early settlers of the Ireland, found in the Lebor Gabála Érenn, or the Book of Invasions. The Danann were the children of Danu, arriving on the island from four mythical cities.  Tuatha refers to home of the Danann people, but also the tribe and its social structure. The modern Irish word “tuath” usually means fort or…

Irish Myths: Tuatha de Danann and Nuada of the Silver Hand

Once A Goddess is based on the Irish mythological cycle of the Tuatha de Danann. In honor of March and all the Irish celebrations that go along with it, I’m highlighting a few of my favorite characters from the legends of ancient Ireland. Nuada’s Tomb, Co. Sligo photo by capallglas on Nuada was king of the Tuatha de Danann, the mythical tribe which ruled…