Pantheon of Godesses: Danu

Welcome to Tursan Tuesdays, where I take you on a journey through the Celtic world…


**Some of the information I’ve gathered came from The Goddess Guide by Priestess Brandi Auset ~ a must read for anyone interested in Goddesses of all flavors!**

Credit: Navanna Janne Eikeblad

Danu, Dana, Danand, Anu, Don

Danu (meaning: knowledge) is the mother of all gods.  She is predominately an Irish goddess, though she also appears in Hindu mythology.  An entire race of people was descended from her ~ the Tuatha Dé Danann, or People of Danu.  More on them in a later post 😉

A goddess of the rivers and of the earth, it is said the rivers Danube and Don are named for her.  But she didn’t stop there—a mountainous region on the planet Venus was named Danu Montes, and you’ll see there she’s in good company.

I love a woman with ambition.

The goddess Danu is the Creation Goddess.  She is all-encompassing: the beginning and the end, the Maiden and the Crone, the Light and the Dark, the known and the unknown.

Danu rules over the following attributes:

Abundance; Chaos; Cosmos; Creation & Creativity; Fertility; Healing; Heaven; Learning; Light Magic; Manifestation; Motherhood; Mysteries; Nature; New Beginnings; Oceans, Rivers & Bodies of Water; Prosperity; Sky; Sorceress; Students & Studying; Transformation; The Underworld; War & Battles; and Wisdom

Danu’s colors are Orange, Green, Blue, Black, White, and Silver

Danu rules over the elements of Water, Earth & Air

Danu is associated with the following Sabbats or festivals: Yule, Imbolc, Lammas, & Mabon

So talk to me.  What do you think of Danu? Who is your favorite Goddess?

If you have a specific Goddess you would like to see featured here ~ even if she isn’t Celtic ~ let me know!


6 thoughts on “Pantheon of Godesses: Danu

  1. I love these goddess posts! I always learn something. I don’t think I have a favorite goddess, but Danu is up there at the top now that I know more about her. I’m all about kickass women. Goddess or no.

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