Celtic God



Name:  Nechtán Mac Labraid


PropertiesGod of Wells and Springs


Profession:  Cupbearer


Race:  Tuatha Dé Danann


Father:  Labraid


Brothers: Flesc  :: Lám :: Luam :: Caicher


Wife: Boand


Associated Sites:  Source of the Boyne  Brugh na Boinne (Newgrange) Sidhe Nechtáin The Well of Segais


Associated Herbs,Trees & Fungi: Burdock :: Alder

Nechtán was one of the guardians of the sacred well of Segais under the sea in the sidhe of Nechtáin along with his brothers Flesc, Lám and Luam.  

None other than they were supposed to go to the well not even the high Gods.  However Nechtán's wife Boand decided that she would see if she could disobey the taboo surrounding the well.  

She was drowned because of her pride in one version of the tale, in another she lives but is crippled ever afterwards.  The River Boyne was named after her.

Stories, Myths and Legends associated with Nechtán:

How the Boyne was born


The Wooing of Etain


Dindsenchas - Boand


The Courting of Emer


The Story of the Tuatha De Danann


Death Tales of the Tuatha De Danann


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