Ériu

January 18th, 2008 by sabrina

Ériu (pronounced AIR-ree) is the Celtic Goddess of Ireland. She is one of the Tuatha de Danaan, the people of the Goddess Danu. When the Milesians arrived in Ireland and conquered them, Ériu and her two sisters, Banba and Fodla, all asked that the island be named for them. Ériu won, and the island was named Éire in her honor. Her name means “land of abundance,” and is also seen as Éire, Eyre, and Éiriu.

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