A comprehensive dictionary of Irish mythology and legend based on Gods and Fighting Men by Lady Augusta Gregory, first published in 1904 - the characters, deities and places of Irish myth. This is the second part of three, D to L.
An Irish Myth Concordance
by Mike Nichol
copyright 1985 c.e.
by MicroMuse Press
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'Myth is what we call other people's religion.'
The following concordance is based on 'Gods and Fighting Men' by Lady Augusta Gregory, first published in 1904. Page number references are to the 1976 trade paperback edition published by the MacMillan Company of Canada Limited. Brief supplimentary material is taken from 'Dictionary of Irish Myth and Legend' by Ronan Coghlan, published in 1979 by Donard Publishing Comapany, and referenced as 'DIM' in the following text.
As this is intended to be a concordance of the Irish mythological cycle only (as opposed to heroic, legendary, or historical material), references are limited to Part I, Books I - V, of Lady Gregory's volume. 'Gods and Fighting Men' was selected as the primary text for this concordance because it represents the most comprehensive synthesis of variant sources (both published and oral) ever attempted as a continuous narrative of Irish mythology. Lady Gregory lists her published sources as follows:
O'Curry, 'Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish'
De Jubainville, 'Cycle Mythologique'
Hennessy, 'Chronicum Scotorum'
Atkinson, 'Book of Leinster'
'Annals of the Four Masters'
Nennius, 'Hist. Brit.' (Irish Version)
Zimmer, 'Glossae Hibernacae'
Whitley Stokes, 'Three Irish Glossaries'
Nutt, 'Voyage of Bran' 'Proceedings Ossianic Society'
O'Beirne Crowe, 'Arma Columcille'
Dean of Lismore's Book
Windisch, 'Irische Texte'
Hennessy et. al., 'Revue Celtique'
'Kilkenny Archaeological Journal'
Curtin's 'Folk Tales'
'Proceedings Royal Irish Academy'
Dr. Sigerson, 'Bards of Gael and Gall'
Miscellanies, 'Celtic Society'
Muller, 'Revue Celtique'
Standish Hayes O'Grady, 'Silva Gaedelica'
An Irish Myth Concordance: D - L
Dabilla - a little hound belonging to Boann (80)
Dagda, the - father of Eire, Fodla, Banba (27), Angus Og (33), Bodb Dearg (43), Brigit (64), Cermait (72), Ainge and Diancecht (81).. Known as a good builder, he was ordered by Bres to build raths (33). Styled 'the good god' (63) and 'the Red Man of all Knowledge' (80), he got a dreadful wound from a spear thrown by Ceithlenn in the second battle of Magh Tuireadh (65) and he owned a magic harp called Uaitne (67). His house was at the Brugh na Boinne, where Dichu was his steward and Len Linfiaclach was the smith (81). His personal name was Eochaid O Uathair, and he had a magical club which could slay or heal (DIM).
Dalbaech - see Elathan (1) (35)
Dalbh - see Goll (121)
Dana - greatest of the women of the Tuatha de Danaan (from whom they take their name), she was called the Mother of the Gods (28)
De Domnann - see Indech (61)
Debrann - owned Cailcheir, the swine that was called by Corann's harping (81)
Delbaeth (1) - see Elathan (3) (61)
Delbaith (2) - see Eri (35)
Denda Ulad - one of the twelve chief mountains of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Deorgreine - a Tear of the Sun, daughter of Fiachna, she was given to Laegaire as his wife in Magh Mell (123)
Derc-Loch - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Dergcroche - son of Bodb, he and his brother Rudrach were the two kings of Inislocha (117)
Dianan - one of two witches of the Tuatha De Danaan (the other was Bechulle) who had the power to turn trees and stones and sods of earth into an armed host (62)
Diancecht - father of Miach (34), he was a chief among the Tuatha de Danaan, and understood healing (27). He fashioned an arm of silver for Nuada, who had lost his own in battle (34). Also father of Octruil and Airmed, he restored slain warriors in the healing well of Slaine (64). His father was the Dagda and his harper was Corann (81).
Dichu - steward first to the Dagda (81) and then to Angus (82)
Dobar - the King of Siogair killed by Brian (55), he was the owner of two horses and a chariot that were among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian (49)
Doirenn - along with two other daughters of Midhir of the Yellow Hair, Aife and Aillbhe, she was given as wife to one of the three sons of Lugaidh Menn (79).
Dolb - the smith of the Fomor (63)
Donall Donn-Ruadh - styled 'of the Red-brown Hair', he was one of the sons of Manannan. His brothers included Sgoith Gleigeil, Goitne Gorm-Shuileach, and Sine Sindearg. His foster brother was Lugh (41).
Donn - one of the sons of Miled (q.v.), he and twenty-four others died when the ship he commanded was wrecked as the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland (73)
Druim Cain - Teamhair (q.v.) (31)
Druim na Descan - Teamhair (q.v.) (31)
Druim na Teine - the Ridge of Fire, the dwelling place of the three brothers, Goibniu, Samthainn, and Cian
Druimne - son of Luchair, he made a cooking oven for the Dagda at Teamhair (80)
Duach (1) - see Echaid (37)
Duach (2) - styled 'the Dark', husband of Taillte, he built the Fort of the Hostages in Teamhair, and organized the men of Ireland to cut down the wood of Cuan (68)
Dur-da-Bla - 'the Oak of Two Blossoms', it was another name for Uaitne (q.v.) (67)
Eab - son of Neid, he was one of the chief men of the Fomor (42)
Eadon - one of the greatest of the women of the Tuatha de Danaan, she was called the nurse of poets (27)
Eas Dara - in west Connacht, it is the harbour where Bres and his army landed in Ireland to battle Lugh (43)
Easal - the King of the Golden Pillars, he was the owner of seven self-regenerating pigs that were among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian (49). A daughter of Easal's was the wife of the King of Ioruaidh (56).
Eathfaigh - a messenger and tax-gatherer of the Fomor, he was one of the four hardest and most cruel, the other three being Eine, Coron, and Compar (41)
Echaid - styled 'the Rough', son of Duach, he was foster-father of Lugh (37)
Eimher - (Aevir) the son of Ir, he divided Ulster between himself and some other chiefs of the Sons of the Gael following the Battle of Tailltin. It was of his sons, that were called the Children of Rudraighe, and that lived in Emain Macha for 900 years, that both Fergus and Conall Cearnach were descended. (75)
Eine - a messenger and tax-gatherer of the Fomor, he was one of the four hardest and most cruel, the other three being Eathfaigh, Coron, and Compar (41)
Eire - variant of Eriu, one of the greatest of the women of the Tuatha de Danaan, she was one of three daughters of the Dagda who gave her name to Ireland (27)
Eithis - one of two Druids of the Sons of the Gael (the other was Aer) who was killed in the first battle against the Tuatha De Danaan, and was given a great burial (75)
Elathan (1) - the son of Dalbaech and a king of the Fomor, he was father of Bres by Eri, a woman of the Tuatha de Danaan (35). He came to her over the sea in a vessel of silver, himself having the appearance of a young man with yellow hair, wearing clothes of gold and five gold torcs (35).
Elathan (2) - son of Lobos, he was one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh (61)
Elathan (3) - son of Delbaeth, he was one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh (61)
Emhain Abhlach - (Avvin -------) an island paradise, the place to which Bran journeyed (105)
Emain Macha - the capitol of Ulster, named after the twins of Macha (DIM), the place where the Children of Rudraighe lived for 900 years (75)
Emmass - see Macha (65)
Eochaid (1) - (Eohee) son of Erc, he was king of the Firbolgs when the Tuatha de Danaan first came to Ireland (28)
Eochaid (2) - along with Fiacha and Ruide, one of the sons of Lugaidh Menn, King of Ireland (78)
Eochaid (3) - son of Sal, he was killed by Fiachna after capturing his wife (121)
Eochaid Feidlech - also called Airem, of the Plough, High King of Ireland, he wedded the reborn Etain (by whom he had a daughter, Esa), but lost her to Midhir in a chess game, but got her back by beseiging Bri Leith (96)
Eoghan - (Owen) brother of Tadg and Airnelach, he was captured by Cathmann and made to run a ferry (115), but was later rescued by Tadg (120)
Erc (1) - see Eochaid (1) (28)
Erc (2) - descended from the children of Sreng in Connacht, the son of Cairbre, he gave Cuchulain his death (31)
Erc (3) - son of Ethaman, he was a teller of tales for the Tuatha de Danaan (37)
Eremon - one of the sons of Miled (q.v.), he spoke with Eriu upon the hill of Uisnech (72)
Eri - a woman of the Tuatha de Danaan (32), the daughter of Delbaith, she was mother of Bres by Elathan, a king of the Fomor (35). She was the wife of Cethor (DIM).
Eriu - variant of Eire, the wife of MacGreine and a queen of the Tuatha De Danaan whose name was given to Ireland afterwards, she met the Sons of the Gael on the hill of Uisnech, and talked with Eremon. One moment she would be a wide-eyed beautiful queen, and the next she would be a sharp-beaked, grey-white crow (72). She led the Tuatha De Danaan in the first battle fought against the Sons of the Gael, but was beaten back to Tailltin where she was killed in the Battle of Tailltin (75).
Esa - daughter of Etain and Eochaid Feidlech (96)
Ess Dara - near Magh Tuireadh-2 (q.v.) (63)
Ess Ruadh - home of Ilbrech (77)
Etain - see Corpre (34)
Etain Echraide - the second wife of Midhir, she was driven out by Fuamach, taken in by Angus, turned into a fly by Fuamach, swallowed by Etar's wife, and reborn as Etain, later the wife of Eochaid Feidlech (by whom she had a daughter, Esa), who lost her to Midhir in a chess game, but got her back by attacking Midhir's stronghold at Bri Leith (95)
Etar - of Inver Cechmaine, King of the Riders of the Sidhe, his wife swallowed Etain in the form of a fly who fell into her drinking cup, and nine months later gave birth to her again (89)
Ethaman - see Erc (3) (37)
Ethlinn - daughter of Balor and Ceithlenn (42), she was mother of Lugh by Cian (37). Because a Druid foretold that Balor would get his death from his own grandson, Balor locked Ethlinn in a tower (attended by 12 women) to keep her away from men. Described as 'tall and beautiful', she came to Teamhair after the second battle of Magh Tuireadh, and married Tadg. By him, she was mother of Muirne and Tuiren. (68)
Ethne (1) - daughter of Tuireann and sister of Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharba (50)
Ethne (2) - the wife of Cormac (q.v.) (107)
Fachtna - physician to Eochaid Feidlech (91)
Fail-Inis - a beautiful whelp belonging to the King of Ioruaidh, the Cold Country, that was among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian (49). This king's wife was a daughter of Easal's (56).
Fais - the wife of Un, she was killed in the first battle fought between the Tuatha De Danaan and the Sons of the Gael, in the place later called the Valley of Fais (75)
Falias - styled 'great', one of the four cities of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. Its teacher was Morias, and its treasure was the Lia Fal, the Stone of Virtue (27)
Falga - see Island of Falga
Fand - daughter of Flidhais, her bright vessels were made by Len Linfiaclach (81). Manannan's wife, and Cuchulain's mistress (DIM). Fathadh Canaan - descended from the line of Ith, he held sway over the whole world, taking hostages of the streams, the birds and the languages (76)
Feast of the Age - Manannan made this feast for the Tuatha de Danaan (after they were defeated) where they ate his magic swine and drank Goibniu's ale (77).
Febal - see Bran (103)
Fer Ferdiad - of the Tuatha De Danaan, he was a Druid and pupil of Manannan who was killed by him for causing the death of Tuag (97)
Ferdiad - descended from the children of Sreng in Connacht, he made a good fight against Cuchulain (31). He was one of the race called Gaileoin (76)
Fergus - the son of Rogh, he was descended from the line of the sons of Eimher (75)
Fergus Fithchiollach - of the chess, a son of Bodb Dearg, he was sent in search of the children of Lir (132)
Fertuinne - son of Trogain, he was a magician given by Bodb Dearg to the sons of Lugaidh Menn (79)
Fiacha - along with Eochaid and Ruide, one of the sons of Lugaidh Menn, King of Ireland (78)
Fiachna - son of Betach and father of Deorgreine (123), of the men of the Sidhe, his wife was captured by Eochaid, whom he killed, but she was then given to a nephew, Goll (121), but Goll was killed by Laegaire and Fiachna's wife was restored to him (122)
Fiachra - one of the four children of Lir and Aobh, he was turned into a swan by Aoife, Lir's jealous second wife (126)
Fianlug - see Cron (64)
Fianna of Ireland - a band of legendary soldiers and Finn was the head of them (68)
Figal - see Gamal (37)
Figol - son of Mamos, he was a Druid of the Tuatha de Danaan who had the power to cause showers of fire to fall on his enemies (62)
Findemas - see Findgoll (32)
Findgoll - son of Findemas, a Druid who advised Nechtan in the deceiving of King Bres (32)
Finias - one of the four cities of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. Its teacher was Arias, and its treasure was the Spear of Victory (27)
Finn - son of Muirne, he was Head of the Fianna of Ireland (68)
Fionn - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Fionnuala - one of the four children of Lir and Aobh, she was turned into a swan by Aoife, Lir's jealous second wife (126)
Firbolg - styled 'the Men of the Bag', they were the people who lived in Ireland before the Tuatha de Danaan but after the people of Nemed, and they had come from the South (28)
First Battle of Magh Tuireadh - the first battle fought in Ireland by the Tuatha de Danaan (31). Begun at Midsummer, the Firbolgs were defeated after four days (30).
Flidais - Lugh wore the cloak of the daughters of Flidais when the sons of Tuireann returned to Ireland to pay him their fine (57)
Flidhais - see Fand (81)
Fodla - (Fola) daughter of the Dagda, wife of MacCecht, and a queen of the Tuatha De Danaan whose name was given to Ireland afterwards, she met the Sons of the Gael on Sliive, and whoever it was bared against would lose their strength (41)
Fresen - a beautiful country, of which Cathmann was king, that lay to the south-east of the Great Plain (114)
Fuad - he and his brother Cuailgne, two of the best leaders of the Sons of the Gael, were both killed in the rout of the Tuatha De Danaan (he at Slieve Fuad), following the Battle of Tailltin (75)
Fuamnach - the very jealous first wife of Midhir, she attempted to destroy Etain with magic, and was herself killed by Angus for it (89)
Gae Bulg - the spear of Cuchulain (DIM)
Gaedhal - styled 'of the Shining Armour' and 'the Very Gentle'. The sons of Gaedhal were also called the Sons of the Gael (q.v.) (71)
Gael - see Sons of the Gael (71)
Gaible - son of Nuada of the Silver Hand, he stole a vat from Ainge and hurled it away (81)
Gaible's Wood - the beautiful wood that sprang up on the spot where Ainge's vat was hurled by Gaible (81)
Gaileoin - a race of Ireland that had a reputation for lies, big talk, injustice, and good fighters (Ferdiad was one of them), but the Druids drove them out of Ireland (76)
Gairech - one of two hills (the other being Ilgairech) that Lugh passed on his way to do battle with Bres (45)
Gamal - son of Figal, he was one of the two door-keepers at Teamhair when Lugh first arrived (37)
Garbhan - he and Imheall were the Dagda's two builders, and they built the rath around the grave of Aedh, called the Hill of Aileac (82)
Garden in the East of the World - three golden apples from this garden were among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian (48)
Gebann - the son of Treon (119) and a chief Druid in Manannan's country, his daughter was Cliodna (112)
Glas Gaibhnenn - (Glos Gov-nan) belonging to Cian, she was a wonderful cow whose milk never failed (39)
Goll - son of Dalbh and a brother's son of Eochaid, he got Fiachna's captured wife after Eochaid died (121) but was killed in battle by Laegaire (122)
Gnathach - one of the three Druids of the Firbolgs who broke the enchantment laid upon them by Badb, Macha, and Morrigu (30)
Goibniu - styled 'the Smith' (27), the son of Tuirbe (81),and brother of Cian and Samthainn (39), he was a chief among the Tuatha de Danaan (27), and lived at Druim na Teine (39). His ale kept whoever tasted it from age and from sickness and from death (77).
Goitne Gorm-Shuileach - styled 'the Blue-eyed Spear', he was one of the sons of Manannan. His brothers included Sgoith Gleigeil, Sine Sindearg, and Donall Donn-Ruadh. His foster brother was Lugh (41).
Goll - one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh (61)
Gorias - styled 'shining', one of the four cities of the Tuatha de Danaan before they came to Ireland. Its teacher was Urias, and its treasure was the Sword (27)
Grave End - place at Indeoin na Dese where Len Linfiaclach would cast his anvil (81)
Great House of a Thousand Soldiers - in Teamhair, north of the little Hill of the Women Soldiers (31)
Great Strand - see Traig Mor (114)
Green of Berbhe - a plain in Lochlann (42)
Green of Teamhair - in Teamhair, it lay to the west of the Hill of Hostages (31)
Grellach Dollaid - also called 'the Whisper of the Men of Dea', it is the place where Lugh, Nuada, the Dagda, Ogma, and Diancecht made their secret plans to rise against the Fomor (40)
Grian - the sun (28), and a fairy queen in County Tipperary (DIM)
Hall of the Morrigu - in the house of the Dagda at the Brugh na Boinne (80)
Happy Plain - see Magh Mell
hazels of wisdom, nine - hazel-trees of inspiration and the knowledge of poetry of the Tuatha de Danaan. They grew by a well below the sea, out of which the seven streams of wisdom spring and return. In the well are the five salmon of knowledge who eat the nuts that fall from the hazel trees. If anyone eats one of the salmon, all wisdom and all poetry would be theirs (28).
Heber - one of the sons of Miled (q.v.), he was one of only three who survived when the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland (73). He was awarded the two provinces of Munster (less the share he gave to Amergin) after the Battle of Tailltin (75).
Heremon - one of the sons of Miled (q.v.), his ship was wrecked as the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland, but he got safely to land at Inver Colpa (73) He was awarded Leinster and Connacht after the Battle of Tailltin (75).
High Seat - of Teamhair, it lay to the south-west of the Hill of Hostages (31)
Hill of Aileac - 'the Hill of Sighs and of a Stone', it was the rath built over the burial site of Aedh (82)
Hill of Dabilla - a hill near the house of the Dagda at Brugh na Boinne (80)
Hill of Hostages - a hill in Teamhair, north-east of the High Seat (31)
Hill of Miochaoin - in the north of Lochlann, three shouts given on this hill were among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian (49)
Hill of Sighs and of a Stone - see Hill of Aileac (82)
Hill of the Axe - see Tulach na Bela (81)
Hill of the Sidhe - a hill in the north-east of Teamhair, where the well Nemnach was located (31)
Hill of the White Field - see Sidhe Fionnachaidh
Hill of the Women Soldiers - styled 'little', it lay to the south of the Great House of a Thousand Soldiers, in Teamhair (31)
Hill of Uisnech - on the west side of Teamhair, where Nuada held an assembly of his people (40)
House of the Women - in Teamhair, it is where the great feasts were held. It had seven doors to the east and seven doors to the west (31).
Ilbrech - of Ess Ruadh, he was considered for kingship of the Tuatha de Danaan after their defeat (77)
Ilgairech - one of two hills (the other being Gairech) that Lugh passed on his way to do battle with Bres (45)
Imheall - he and Garbhan were the Dagda's two builders, and they built the rath around the grave of Aedh, called the Hill of Aileac (82)
Indech - son of De Domnann and father of Octriallach, he was a king of the Fomor who fell and was crushed in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh (61)
Indeoin na Dese - 'the Anvil of the Dese', where Len Linfiaclach would cast his anvil every night after work (81)
Ingnathach - one of the three Druids of the Firbolgs who broke the enchantment laid upon them by Badb, Macha, and Morrigu (30)
Ingol - one of the Fomor who took part in the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh (61)
Inis Cenn-fhinne - called the Island of the Fair-Haired Women (59) and the Island of Caer of the Fair Hair, the women of this island had a cooking-spit that was among the payments that Lugh demanded from the sons of Tuireann for the death of Cian (49)
Inis Daleb - one of the four paradises of the world, the others being Inislocha to the west, Inis Ercandra to the north and Adam's Paradise to the east (118)
Inis Ercandra - one of the four paradises of the world, the others being Inislocha to the west, Inis Daleb to the south and Adam's Paradise to the east (118)
Inislocha - Lake Island, seen by Tadg on his voyages, and ruled by two kings, Rudrach and Dergcroche, sons of Bodb (117). It is the fourth paradise of the world, the others being Inis Daleb to the South, Inis Ercandra to the north, and Adam's Paradise to the East (118)
Inver Cechmaine - home of Etar, where the reborn Etain first met Midhir while she was bathing (89)
Inver Colpa - in Leinster (75), the place got its name because Colpa, one of the sons of Miled, was drowned there, although his brother Heremon came safely to shore there (73)
Inver Sceine - in the west of Munster, it is where the race of the Sons of the Gael first landed in Ireland (71)
Inver Slane - to the north of Leinster, it is where the race of the Sons of the Gael made their first attempt to land in Ireland (71)
Ioruaidh - see Fail-Inis (49)
Ir - father of Eimher (75) and one of the sons of Miled (q.v.), he was known for his bravery in battle but he died when his ship was wrecked as the Sons of the Gael attempted their second landing in Ireland, and he was buried on Sceilg Michill (73)
Irish - the language of both the Firbolgs and the Tuatha de Danaan (29)
Island of Falga - original dwelling place of Culain, the Smith (97)
Island of Joy - Bran left some of his men ashore there on his way to Emhain (105)
Island of the Fair-Haired Women - see Inis Cenn-fhinne (59)
Island of the Tower of Glass - Balor lived there in the days the Fomor visited Ireland often. From this island, the Fomor would capture ships that passed near. They thus defeated the ships of the sons of Nemed in a time before the Firbolgs were in Ireland. (38)
Islands of Mod - islands from which Ogma was ordered by Bres to bring firing every day (32)
Ith - one of the race of the Sons of the Gael, he was killed by treachery while in Ireland, and it was to avenge his death that the race of the Sons of the Gael invaded Ireland (72). From his line was descended Fathadh Canaan (76).
Iuchar - along with Iucharba and Brian, he is one of the three sons of Tuireann (47) and his sister, the daughter of Tuireann, was Ethne (50)
Iucharba - along with Iuchar and Brian, he is one of the three sons of Tuireann (47) and his sister, the daughter of Tuireann, was Ethne (50)
Iuchnu - he played music to Cliodna in the curragh until she fell asleep and was drowned (112)
Kath Brese - the Dagda made a trench around it (33).
King of the Great Plain - father of Taillte (37)
Laegaire - son of Crimthan Cass, he killed Goll in battle in order to restore Fiachna's captured wife to him (122), after which he took Fiachna's daughter as his own wife and ruled as a king in Magh Mell (123)
Lake Island - see Inislocha (117)
Lake of Birds - see Loch na-n Ean (121)
Lake of the Dwarfs - see Loch Luchra (112)
Lake of the Oaks - see Loch Dairbhreach (126)
Land of Promise - dwelling place of the Riders of the Sidh (41). See Tir Tairngaire (111)
Land of the Ever-Living Ones - see Tir-nam-Beo (113)
Land of the Ever-Living Women - the place to which Fer Ferdiad was trying to take Tuag when she drowned (98)
Land of Women - see Tir na mBan (105)
Laoi - one of the twelve chief rivers of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Leanan Sidhe - Sweetheart of the Sidhe, a title given to Aine (86)
Leat Glas - Indech's poet, he was present at Indech's death at the second battle of Magh Tuireadh (66)
Leith - (Leh) the son of Celtchar, he loved Bri, but she died before they could be together and the hill of Bri Leith was named after them (88)
Len Linfiaclach - smith to the Dagda, he made the bright vessels of Fand (81)
Lia Fail - one of the four great treasures the Tuatha de Danaan brought to Ireland from the north. It came from the city of Falias (27). It was kept to the north of the Hill of Hostages, and it used to roar under the feet of every true king of Ireland (31).
Liath - son of Lobais, he was one of the chief men of the Fomor (42)
Liath-Druim - Teamhair (q.v.) (31)
Liban - daughter of Conchubar Abratrudh and wife of Tadg, she was captured and taken to wife by Cathmann, but was later rescued by Tadg (115)
Life River - the salmon of the Life River are mentioned briefly in Ethne's complaint (58)
Lir - father of Manannan (27), of Sidhe Fionnachaidh, he was considered for kingship of the Tuatha de Danaan after their defeat (77). He married Aobh (by whom he had four children), and then her sister Aoife (125).
Lobais - styled 'the Druid', he was father of Liath and one of the chief men of the Fomor (42)
Lobos - see Elathan (2) (61)
Loch Arboch - see Slaine (64)
Loch Bel Sead - the lake that is on top of a mountain, it sprang up under the feet of Cliach (78)
Loch Ce' - see Ce' (67)
Loch Cuan - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch Dairbhreach - (Loch Darvragh) Lake of the Oaks, where Aoife changed Aobh's four children into swans (126)
Loch Dearg - the dwelling-place of Bodb Dearg (124)
Loch Decket - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch Echach - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch Feabhail - the burial place of Aedh, son of the Dagda (82)
Loch Febail - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch Laeig - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch Luchra - the Lake of the Dwarfs, near Manannan's city, in Tir Tairngaire (112)
Loch Luimnech - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch Mescdhae - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch na-n Ean - the Lake of Birds, where Laegaire met Fiachna (121)
Loch Orbsen - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch Riach - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Loch Righ - one of the twelve chief lochs of Ireland (q.v.) (62)
Lochlann - the dwelling place of the men of the Fomor (42)
Loscuinn - it lay to the north of the river Unius (61)
Luachaid - see Luchtar (37)
Luan - see Pisear (49)
Luath - two swift men of the Fomor were named Luath, and they gathered an army for Bres when he went to do battle with Lugh (42)
Luchair - see Druimne (80)
Luchta - variant of Luchtar (q.v.), styled 'the Carpenter' (64)
Luchtar - son of Luachaid, he was the carpenter of the Tuatha de Danaan (37)
Lugaidh Menn - King of Ireland. Eochaid, Fiacha, and Ruide were three of his sons (78).
Lugh - (Loo) styled 'Lamh-Fada', of the Long Hand (41), son of Cian and Ethlinn, and foster-son of Taillte and Echaid, he was also styled 'Ildanach', the Master of all Arts (37). Nuada abdicated the throne to him for 13 days in order to enlist his help against the Fomor (38). His foster-brothers were the sons of Manannan (41). At the second battle of Magh Tuireadh, he made a spear cast that brought Balor's evil eye out through the back of his head, instantly killing him and 27 of the army of the Fomor (66). Father of Cuchulain (DIM).