Danaan


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Dan•a•än

or Dan•a•an

(ˈdæn i ən)
adj.
(in the Iliad and Odyssey) Greek (def. 1).
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And Achilles answered, "Fear not, but speak as it is borne in upon you from heaven, for by Apollo, Calchas, to whom you pray, and whose oracles you reveal to us, not a Danaan at our ships shall lay his hand upon you, while I yet live to look upon the face of the earth--no, not though you name Agamemnon himself, who is by far the foremost of the Achaeans."
If I have ever decked your temple with garlands, or burned your thigh-bones in fat of bulls or goats, grant my prayer, and let your arrows avenge these my tears upon the Danaans."
He will not deliver the Danaans from this pestilence till Agamemnon has restored the girl without fee or ransom to her father, and has sent a holy hecatomb to Chryse.
You have brought me neither comfort nor performance; and now you come seeing among Danaans, and saying that Apollo has plagued us because I would not take a ransom for this girl, the daughter of Chryses.
"Chryses," said he, "King Agamemnon has sent me to bring you back your child, and to offer sacrifice to Apollo on behalf of the Danaans, that we may propitiate the god, who has now brought sorrow upon the Argives."
Even as thou didst hear me aforetime when I prayed, and didst press hardly upon the Achaeans, so hear me yet again, and stay this fearful pestilence from the Danaans."
'Vulcans came from a writer's imagination,' I paused for effect, 'whereas these ears came from the Tuaha De Danaan.'
Pict, Milesian, Danaan and Celt, At my roots St Ninian knelt and prayed.
LLyn DE DANAAN, Ph.D., conducted field work in various Southeast Asian locations.
By Llyn De Danaan. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2013.
Some believed leprechauns were descendents of the Goddess Danu and the Tuatha De Danaan. They inhabited Ireland long before the Celts arrived, and when the Celts did come, brandishing iron swords that could penetrate the leprechauns' magic, leprechauns fled to underground abodes in the soil shielded by magical, hidden entrances.
The name Nodens/Nudens appears to be cognate with the Old Irish Nuada, who in the 'Irish Mythological Cycle' was the first king of the Tuatha De Danaan. Nuada lost his arm in battle and was given a silver one by the physician Dian Cecht, earning the epithet Airgetlam 'silver hand.' The link with Aragorn as King Healer is brought up in another one of Ryan's footnotes.