The Tuatha Dé Danann

Here is the so-called Tuatha Dé Danann part of the Book of Invasions.

Tuatha De Danann

Tuatha De Danann

§55. So it was they the Tuatha Dé Danann who came to Ireland. In this way they arrived, in dark clouds. They landed in the mountains of Conmaicne Rein in Connachta; and they brought with them a shadow on the sun for three days and three nights.

§56. They demanded a battle of royalty from the Fir Bolg. A battle was fought between them, namely the First Battle of Mag Tuired, in which one hundred thousand Fir Bolg fell. They subsequently took the throne of Ireland. These were the Tuatha Dea - gods were their craftsmen, non-gods their plowmen. They knew the incantations of the Druids, and the charioteers, and the trappers, and the butlers.

§57. It was the Tuatha Dé Danann who brought with them the great Fal, [that is to say, the Stone of Knowledge], which was in Temair, which is why Ireland is called "the plain of Fal." . The one under whom she uttered a cry was King of Ireland; until Cu Chulainn broke it, for it produced no cry under him or his protege, Lugaid, son of the three Finds of Emain. And from there the stone produced no scream except under Conn of Temair. So her heart flew from her [from Temair] to Tailltiu, so it's Fal's Heart over there. It was no accident that caused this, but the birth of Christ was what broke the powers of idols.

§58. Now Nuadu Airgetlam became king of the Tuatha Dé Danann seven years before their arrival in Ireland, until his arm was severed at the first battle of Mag Tuired. Eidleo f. Alldai, he was the first man of the Tuatha Dé Danann who fell in Ireland, by the hand of Nercon ua Semeoin, at the first battle of Mag Tuired. Ernmas, and Echtach, and Etargal, and Fiachra, and Tuirill Piccreo fell in the same battle. Bress f. Elada took the throne of Ireland, until the end of seven years, when Nuadu's arm was healed: a silver arm, with activity in every finger and every knuckle, which Dian Cecht laid on him, with the help from Credne.

§59. Tailltiu daughter of Mag Mor king of Spain, queen of Fir Bolg, came after defeat was inflicted on Fir Bolg in this first battle of Mag Tuired at Coill Cuan: and the wood was cut by her, so that it was a plain covered with clover before the end of a year. This is the Tailtiu who was the wife of Eochu son of Erc King of Ireland until the Tuatha Dé Danann killed him, so they say: it is he who took her from his father, from Spain; and it was she who slept with Eochu Garb son of Dui Dall of the Tuatha Dé Danann; and Cian son of Dian Cecht, whose other name was Scal Balb, gave him his nursing son, that is, Lugh, whose mother was Eithne daughter of Balar. So Tailltiu died in Tailltiu, and his name remained there and his tomb is northeast of the Siege of Tailltiu. His games were celebrated every year and his lament, by Lugh. With gessa and feats of arms were they celebrated, a fortnight before Lugnasad and a fortnight after: so we say Lughnasadh, that is, the celebration or feast of Lugh.

So Oengus long after said, " the nasad of Lug, or the nasad of Beoan son of Mellan.

§60. To return to the Tuatha De Danann. Nuadu Airgatlam fell in the last battle of Mag Tuired, and Macha daughter of Ernmas, by the hand of Balar the hard hitter. In this battle fell Ogma f. Elada by the hand of Indech son of De Dmnann, king of Fomoire. Bruidne and Casmael fell under the blows of Ochtriallach f. Indech. After the death of Nuadu and these men, Lug took the throne of Ireland, and his grandfather Balar the hard hitter fell by his hand, with a stone from his slingshot. Lugh was king of Ireland forty years after the last battle of Mag Tuired, and there were twenty-seven years between battles.

§61. So Eochu Ollathair, the great Dagda, son of Elada, was eighty years on the throne of Ireland. His three sons were Oengus and Aed and Cermat Coem; the three sons of Dian Cecht, Cu and Cethen and Cian.

§62. Dian Cecht had three sons, Cu, Cehten and Cian. Miach was the fourth son although not recognized by many. His daughter was Etan the poet, and Airmed the healer was the other daughter: and Coirpre, son of Etan was a poet. Crichinbel and Bruidne and Casmael were the three satirists. Be Chuille and Dianann were the two farmers.
The three sons of Cermad son of Dagda were Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht, Mac Griene: Sethor and Tethor and Cethor were their names. Fotla and Banba and Eriu were their three wives.
Fea and Nemaind were the two wives of Net, to whom Ailech Neit.
Flidais, eponymous for “Bétail de Flidais”; his four daughters were Argoen and Be Chuille and Dinand and Be Theite.
The two royal oxen were Fea and Femen, from them come the plain of Fea and the plain of Femen. These were faithful oxen.
Torc Triath was king of the boars, from him comes Mag Treitherne. Cirba was king of the sheep, from him comes Mag Cirba. Math son of Umor was the druid.
Badb and Macha and Anand, from whom Anu's Paps come to Luachar, were the three daughters of Ernmas the farmer.
Goibniu the blacksmith, Luicne the carpenter, Creidne the scribe, Dian Cecht the doctor.

§63. Delbaeth after the Dagda, ten years on the throne of Ireland, then he fell, with his son Ollom, by the hand of Caicher f. Nama, brother of Nechtan. Fiacha f. Delbaeth took the throne of Ireland after his father, another ten years, then he fell, along with Ai f. Ollom, under the blows of Eogan Inbir. Twenty-nine years ago the grandsons of Dagda on the Irish throne, namely Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht, and Mac Greiene: they divided Ireland into three parts. To them came the Gaedils in Ireland, so that they died at the hands of the three sons of Mil, avenging Ith, Cuailnge, and Fust, of the three sons of Breogan.

§64. Nuadu Airgetlam f. Echtach f. Etarlam f. Ordam f. Aldui f. Tat f. Tavarn f. Enda f. Baath f. Ebath f. Bethach f. Iarbonel f. Nemed f. Agnomain f. Pamp f. Tat f. Will be f. Sru f. Esru f. Braimend f. Rathacht f. Magoth f. Iafeth f. Noah.
Neit f. Indui f. Alldui f. Tat
Fiachna f. Delbaeth f. Ogma f. Elada f. Delbaeth f. Net
Ai f. Ollam f. Delbaeth f. Ogma f. Elada.
Lug f. Cian f. Dian Cecht f. Esarg f. Net f. Indui f. Alldui, he was the first who brought the game of chess and the game of ball and horse racing and assemblies to Ireland, so they say:
Lug son of Ethliu, a wrinkle-free cliff,
With him came for the first time a great assembly:
After the coming of Christ, it is not a vain proclamation,
Conchobar the wise and violent died.

Caicher and Nechtan, the two sons of Nama f. Eochu Garb f. Dui Temen f. Bres f. Delbaeth f. Net.
Siugmall f. Corpre Crom f. Eremair f. Delbaeth f. Ogma.
Oengus mac Oc and Aed Caem and Cermait Milbel, these were the three sons of Dagda.
Corpre the poet f. Tuar f. Tuirell f. Cait Conaichend f. Orda f. Alldui f. Tat
Galia f. Oirbsen f. Elloth f. Elada f. Delbaeth f. Net
Orbsen was Manannan's name at the start, and from him Loch Orbsen en Connachta is named after him. When Manannan was buried, it was then that the lake sprang up on the earth, during the burial.
The six sons of Delbaeth f. Ogma f. Elada f. Delbaeth f. Net, were Fiachra, Ollam, Indui, Brian, Iucharba, Iuchar. Donann the daughter of the same Delbaeth was the mother of the last three, Brian, Iucharba and Iuchar. These were the three gods of Danu, eponymous of the Mountain of the Three Gods. And this Delbaeth was called Tuirell Bicreo.
Tuirill f. Cait furthermore was the grandfather of Corpre the poet, and Etan daughter of Dian Cecht was mother of this Tuirill.
The three sons of Cermait, moreover, it is said; Mac Cuill - Sethor, the hazel tree his god; Mac Cecht - Tethor, the share his god; Mac Greine - Cethor, the sun his god. Fotla was the wife of Mac Cecht, Banba of Mac Cuill, Eriu of Mac Greine. These were the daughters of Fiachna son of Delbaeth. Ernmas daughter of Etarlam f. Nuada Airgetlam was the mother of these three women, and mother of Fiachna and Ollom.
Ernmas had three other daughters, Badb and Macha and Morrigu, whose name was Anand. His three sons were Glon and Gaim and Coscar.
Boind daughter of Delbaeth f. Elada.
Fea and Neman, the two wives of Net f. Indiu, two daughters of Elemar du Brug.
Uillend f. Caicher f. Nuadu Airgetlam.
Bodb du Tertre de Femen, f. Eochu Gab f. Dui Temen f. Bres f. Elada f. Delbaeth f. Net.
Abean f. Bec-Felmas f. Cu f. Dian Cecht, Lugh's poet.
In f. Bec-In f. Satharn f. Edleo f. Alda f. Tat f. Taburn.
A Tat f. Tabourn the choice of Tuatha Dé Danann is united.

On this subject the historian sang -

Ireland with pride, with arms,
Armies deployed on its ancient plain,
Towards the west until sunset there were looters,
His bosses of destruction around Temair.
Thirty years after Genand
Phantom armies took the fertile land;
A blow to the vanquished Bag People
Was the visit of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
It was God who suffered them, although he restrained them -
They landed with horror, with high deed,
In their cloud a mighty fight of specters,
On a mountain in Conmaicne en Connacht.
Without distinction to discern Ireland,
Without a ship, a merciless journey,
The unknown truth under the starry sky,
Whether they were from heaven or earth.
If they were evil demons
Stormy expedition of black capes,
She was sure with regiments, with armies:
If they were male, it was the offspring of Bethach.
Men belonging to the law
Is the freedman who has strong descent:
Bethach, a swift island warrior
Son of Iarbonel son of Nemed.
They did not hold a meeting or a trial
Instead of Fal until sunset:
There was fire and fighting
At the end on Mag Tuired.
The Tuatha Dé, it was the cradle of a powerful,
Around the People of the Sacks fought for the throne:
In their fight with great pride,
Hundreds of thousands of troops died.
The sons of Elada, glory of arms,
A division wolf against a pillager:
Bres du Brug de Banba with wise words,
Dagda, Delbaeth, and Ogma.
Eriu, although it was necessary to reach the end,
Banba, Fotla, and Fea,
Neman with ingenious verses,
Danann, mother of the gods.
Badb and Macha, great wealth, Morrigu -
Cunning fountains,
Sources of bitter struggle
Were the three daughters of Ernmas.
Goibniu who was not helpless at the forge,
Luichtne, the free scribe Creidne,
Dian Cecht, for the paths of great healing,
Mac ind Oc, Lug son of Ethliu.
Cridinbel, the famous Bruinde,
Be Chuille, the beautiful Danand,
Casmael with perfect bardism,
Coirpre son of Etan, and Etan.
The grandsons of Dagda, who had a triple division
Divided Banba with bugles; let's tell
The princes with excellent hospitality,
The three sons of Cermat de Cualu.
Although Ireland was multitudes of thousands
They divided his land into thirds:
Great chefs with facts of pride,
Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht, Mac Greine.
He swept them away from their land, the Son of God,
From the royal plain that I am making manifest:
For all the value of their actions,
From their clear division, their descendants are not in Ireland.
It is Eochu without enchantment of jumps that shapes
The distinction of his good quatrains;
But the knowledge of warriors when he relates it,
Although he lists them, he does not admire them.
Worship the name of the King who created you,
Who provides all the truths that he (Eochu) relates:
Who released every storm that we wait for,
Who shaped the pleasant land of Ireland.

Tanaide sang:
The Tuatha Dé Danann under the darkness,
A people without a religious contract;
Children of the wood that has not withered,
People of the blood of the flesh of Adam.
Of the nobles there, of the strong people,
People at the withered summit, let's tell,
In the course where we are,
Their times in their kingdom.
A time of seven years of the noble Nuadu -
Majestic on the blonde company,
The reign of the man with the broad chest,
With the mane of linen, before his arrival in Ireland.
To Mag Tuired, heavy with fate,
Where fell a champion of the battle,
From the white defender of the world -
His princely arm was pruned.
Seven years of Bres, which was not a white period,
From the perspective of the bard,
In the principality on the plain, generous in nuts,
Until Nuadu's arm was healed.
Nuadu after that twenty years,
He brought the fairy people to residence,
Until Lugh with the murder spear was king -
The one with many talents who did not warm up.
Forty for Lugh - it was well balanced -
On the throne in the Banba Palace;
He did not reach any heavenly bed of innocence;
Eighty for the Dagda.
Ten years for the vehement Delbaeth
Until a wise man in kingship arrives,
Without fail on the ocean shore -
Ten more for Fiachna.
Twenty-nine years, I proclaim it,
On all peace - land of Ireland,
In the kingdom on Banba lastingly great
There were the talents of the talented Dagda at the "denseng".
Afterwards the sons of Mil came,
They came to blush them -
Children of the great hero
Which springs from Spain without cooling down.
Until the devoted Gaedil hurt them,
Without an army, by their cunning,
It's neither fable nor fantasy
How rare was the weakness of the Tuatha.

So says Fland Mainstrech
Hear, you wise without difficulty,
If it is your wish that I relate the dead,
Cleverly, the choice of Tuatha Dé Danann.
Edleo son of this Alldai,
The first man of the Tuatha Dé
Danann who fell in virginal Ireland,
By the hand of Nerchon grandson of Semeon.
Ernmas, the very brave, fell,
Fiachra, Echtach, Etargal,
Tuirill Picreo by Baile Breg
At the first battle of Mag Tuired.
Elloth with the battle fell -
The father, tall and rough, of
Manannan - and the perfect beautiful Donand,
By the hand of De Domnand des Fomoraig.
Cethen de Cu died ofhorror in Aircheltra;
Cian away from home killed Brian, Iucharba and Iuchar.
From a ray of pure sun
Died the great Cairpre, son of Etan:
Etan died on the pool of pain
For Cairpre with a white forehead.
At Mag Tuired, it was through battle
That Nuadu Airgetlam fell: and Macha
- This was after Samhain - by the hand of Balar le hard hitter.
Ogma fell, without being weak
By the hand of Indech son of De Domnann:
The good Casmael with the ample chest fell
By the hand of Oichtriallach son of Indech.
Gold of painful plague died
Dian Cecht and Goibnenn the blacksmith:
Liughne the scribe also fell
With them a strong flaming arrow.
Creidne the pleasant pyrotechnician
Was drowned in the sea, the sinister basin,
Who brought treasures of noble gold
In Ireland from Spain.
Bress died in Carn ui Neit by Lug's deception,
Without great falsehood:
For him it was cause for argument
For sure drink peaty grain instead of milk.
De Chuille and the faithful Dianann,
The two farmers died,
One evening with druidery, at the end,
By gray demons of air.
He immediately fell to the east
In the trenches of Rath Ailig,
Indui the great, son of the joker Delbaith,
By the hand of Gann, a daring young man with white fists.
Fea, lasting was his fame,
Died within a month of his injury
In the same stronghold - this is adequate -
Of grief for Indui with white hair.
Boind died in battle
At the well of the son of the noble Nechtan:
Dagda's groin daughter died oflove she offered Banba.
Cairpre fell - remember!
By the hand of Nechtan son of Nama:
Nechtan was poisoned by the hand
From Sigmall, grandson of Midir the freedman.
Abean son of the cold Bic-felmais,
The bard of Lug in full victory,
He fell by the hand of Oengus
Without reproach in front of Midir with great exploits.
Midir son of this Indui
Fell by Elemar's hand:
Elemar, fierce in battle, fell
By the hand of Oengus the perfect.
Brian, Iucharba, and Iuchar,
The three gods of the Tuatha Dé Danann
Were slain at Mana on the shining sea
By the hand of Lug son of Ethliu.
Cermait son of the divine Dagda
Lug ... hurt him
It was a great sorrow on the plain
In the reign of Eochu Ollathair.
Cermat Milbel the Mighty Fell
By the hand of the harsh Lug son of Ethliu,
Of jealousy for his wife, big way,
Which the druid had lied about.
By the hand of Mac Cecht without affection
The harpist fell:
Moreover Lug fell on the wave,
By the hand of Mac Cuill son of Cermat.
Aed son of the Dagda fell
By the hand of Corrchend the beautiful, of equal value;
Without deception, it was a desire for rigor,
After he had been unjustly to his wife.
Corrcend de Cruach was killed
- The harsh and very fast champion,
By the stone he lifted on the shore
On the grave of the shameful Aed.
Cridinbel the curvy and crooked was killed
- The master sorcerer of the Tuatha Dé Danann -
For the gold he found in peaceful Bann,
By the hand of Dagda, grandson of Delbaeth.
When he came from the cold Alba,
Him, the son of the red-haired Dagda,
At the mouth of the Boinn, over there,
There Oengus was drowned.
Manannan's only son in the bay,
The old woman's first love,
The tender youth fell on the plain
By the hand of Bennan the Sloth, on the Breg Plain.
Net son of Indui and his two wives,
Badb and Neman without deception,
Were killed in Ailech without reproach
By Nemtuir the Red, of the Fomoraig.
Fuamnach the white (?) Who was Midir's wife,
Sigmall and Bri flawless,
In Bri Leith, it was in full force,
Were killed by Manannan.
The son of Allot fell, with courage,
The rich treasure, Manannan,
In the battle of the rough Cuillend
By the hand of the red-browed Uillend.
Uillend with pride fell
By the hand of Mac Greine with pure victory:
Brown Dagda's wife
Died of the plague on the slopes at Liathdruim.
The Dagda died died from a bloody arrow
In the Brug - it's not a lie -
Where the woman Cethlenn gave him mortal wound,
In the great battle of Mag Tuired.
Delbaeth and his son fell
By the hand of Caicher, the noble son of Nama:
Caicher fell to the lazy Boinn,
By the hand of Fiachna son of Delbaeth.
Fiacha and the noble Ai fell
In front of the solid Eogan of the cove:
Eogan of the cold cove fell
In front of Eochaid the scholar, hard as iron.
Eochaid the scholar subsequently fell
By the hand of Ed and Labraid:
Labraid, Oengus, Aed, fell
By the hand of Cermat of beautiful form.
Eriu and Fotla with pride,
Mac Greine and Banba with victory,
Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht with purity
In the battle of Temair in the clear wave.
Mac Cecht by the hand of the noble Eremon:
Mac Cuill, from the perfect Eber:
Eriu over there, by the hand of Suirge
Afterwards: Mac Greine from Amorgen.
Fotla by Etan's hand with pride,
De Caicher, Banba with victory,
Wherever they sleep
Such are the deaths of warriors; hear.

These are the adventures of the Tuatha De Danann.