Gods & Goddesses

Dian Cécht

 

Name:  Dian Cécht / Diancecht 'Strong Plough' or 'God of the Plough' / Cainte (means 'speech')

 

Race:  Tuatha Dé Danann

 

Properties God of Healing, Medicine, Regeneration

 

Father: Dagda

 

Sons: Miach Cian Cethe Cu

 

Daughters:   Airmid Etan wife of Oghma

 

Grandson: Lugh Lámhfada

 

Harper: Corann

Associated Sites: Heapstown Cairn (The Well of Sláine), Co. Sligo.

 

Associated Herbs: Dandelion, Woodsorrel, Chickweed

Associated Trees: Hazel

Dian Cécht was a physician and healer of the Tuatha Dé Danann.  He healed the King Nuada by fitting him with a workable arm of silver after his other one had been chopped off at the first battle of Magh Tuiredh against the Fir Bolg.  Dian Cécht also sang incantations over a well in the vicinity of the Second Battle of Magh Tuiredh into which he placed all the slain warriors and once they were dipped in the well they became whole again and were ready for battle once more.  Dian Cécht is said to have been a rival of the methods of healing of his own son Miach, who preferred to use herbs and direct touch and incantations, rather than surgical and prosthetic procedures.

Stories, Myths & Legends associated with Dian Cécht:

The rivalry of Dian Cécht and his son Miach

The Second Battle of Magh Tuiredh

Bres Mac Elatha and the Tuatha Dé Danann

Dagda

  The Story of the Tuatha De Danann

Deathtales of the Tuatha De Danann

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