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Daughter of King Gradion of Cornwall, who built for her the glorious city of Ker-Ys ('City of the Depths'). She rebelled against Christianity and led the citizens of the city in such debauchery that all in Ker-Ys were swallowed by the sea. Fishermen still see Dahud swimming among the fish, and know that to purchase goods from a Ker-Ysian WIll restore the city to life. The first man to hear the bells of the church or see its spires will become king of the city. Dahud is a form of the Submerged Princess archetype, an enticing and dangerous feminine principle easily released by those who bravely seek to know her or imprudently seek to own her.
A British/Celtic feritility goddess, associated with the month of May.

The Gallic goddess of cattle and of fertility and healing; her name means "divine cow".

An Irish Celtic river Goddess whose name appears across the face of Europe, the tutelary deity of many nations and places (cf. Don River, Danube River, Denmark, etc.). In the isles, she was the Mistress of the Tuatha De Danaan, the race of divine and semi-divine inhabitants of Ireland before the coming of the Milesians.

The Irish Celtic earth goddess, matriarch of the Tuatha Dé Danann ("People of the goddess Danu"). Danu is the mother of various Irish gods, such as the Dagda (also mentioned as her father), Dian Cecht, Ogma, Lir, Lugh, and many others. Her Welsh equivalent is the goddess Don.

The mother of Cuchulainn. There are a number of versions of his birth, of which two follow: one, Dechtere accidentally swallowed a mayfly while drinking a cup of wine, became pregnant from this event, and bore Cuchulainn; two, She was impregnated by the god Lugh with his own soul, and vomited him into life as Cuchulainn, thereby remaining a virgin.

In Irish Gaelic literature, folklore, and mythology, a legendary heroine. Deirdre, who was renowned for her beauty, was brought up by Conchobar, King of Ulster, who planned to marry her. However, she fell in love with his nephew Noíse and they fled to Scotland, accompanied by his two brothers. Emissaries of the king induced them to return to Ireland, and when they did, Conchobar had the three brothers treacherously killed. Deirdre then died of grief.

Dia Griene
The daughter of the sun in ancient Scotland. She appears in a folktale in which, held captive in the Land of the Big Women, she is freed by the Cailleach, disguised as a fox, and a helpful young bumbler named Brian.

The Irish goddess of cattle.

The mother goddess of the Fomors.

The Welsh mother-goddess. She is the wife of Beli, and mother of Gwydion or of Arianrhod. Her Irish counterpart is Danu.

A possibly Gallic forest Goddess, the patroness to coniferous trees, especially firs. She is said to be the motherof the Celtic Tree Calendar.

("goddess"') This Welsh goddess comes form a Pre-Celtic legend, with later Christian additions. She built with her husband Dwyvan ("god") the Welsh Ark (Nefyed Nav Nevion), in which they escaped, with various animals, from the great flood caused by the monster Addanc.

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