Kings & Queens

Gann

 

Name: Gann

 

Race: Fir Bolg

 

Profession: King Warrior

 

Father: Dela of Greece

 

Grandfather: Loth

 

Brothers: Sengann Genann Rudraige Slainge

 

Wife: Etar

 

Associated Deities: Tailtiu Tlachta Carman

 

Associated Sites: Moytura Mag Tuired Co. Roscommon

 

Associated Province: Munster/ Mumu

 

Gann was the leader of the Fir Bolg invasion into Ireland, he was the son of Dela from Greece, himself and his four brothers divide Ireland between them into five parts, coiced - a fifth, this is where we get the modern irish word for province.  They arrive in Ireland in one week but on different days.  Gann landed in Inber Dubglaisi on Tuesday in August with his brother Sengann and two thousand in their retinue.  Gann divided the province of Munster with Sengann and he received the part from Comar Tri nUisce to Belach Conglais under his jurisdiction.  Gann ruled for four years until he died of plague in Fremaind.

 

Stories, Myths and Legends Associated with Gann

 

The First Battle of Magh Tuiredh

The Battle of Tailltin

The Fair of Tailtiu

Dindshenchas - Teamhair (Tara)

  The Fir Bolg

  The Story of the Tuatha De Danann

The Story of Tlachta

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