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PostSubject: Danu   Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:05 am

Danu is one of the oldest of the Celtic Gods, and yet today she is probaly one of the lesser known and more obsecure, I came acorss her name in my research and was intrested so I thought I would try and find more about her, though I was able to find fairly little, I will post what of her I was able to dig up.

Danu is the oldest Celtic Goddess, known also as Don and Anu. Her influence spread far across the British Isles and Europe, where the Danube river was named for her. Few stories about Danu have survived, and yet the reverence in which she was held still remains. It is told that those who worshipped her, the Tuatha de Danaan (the children of Danu), retreated into the hollow hills of Ireland when Christianity overcame the old ways. There, they became immortal, the Sidhe or faery folk, and Danu's legend lives on as the Goddess of faery ways. Danu is the power that is in the land, never to be overcome by mortals. And Her power is in the imagination of those who see magic in the twilight mist between the worlds.

http://www.lunaea.com/goddess/power/danu.html

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