Irish Mythology: The Dagda High Priest


It’s always interesting for me to know how similar is the Mythology between the East and the West, as a matter of Indo-European culture 🙂 #Mythology #Irland #Culture

Nifty Buckles

According to Irish mythology the Dagda represent the High Priest Druid class. They were from the tribe of the Tuatha de Danaan. He was linked to druidry, agriculture, magic, fertility, strength and wisdom. Legend has it he had governance over the weather, crops life and death as well as seasons and time.

He was a large burly bearded man wearing a hooded cloak carrying a magic Shillelagh Batathat can slay a person on one end and bestow life on the other end. Dagda owns a large cauldron one of the 4 treasures of the Tuatha de Danaan called core ansic that continually replenishes itself with tasty food. His magic harp or Uaithne was dubbed Daur da Bláo it dictates a person’s emotions and transitions the seasons. His homestead is in Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange) where he dwells with his partners the Morrigan and Boann.

Dagda has many offspring such…

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