Pantheon of Goddesses: Ériu

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: Marly Mathews

Ériu, Éire, Erin

Ériu, daughter of Ernmas and The Dagda (High King of the Tuatha Dé Danann), wife of Mac Gréine is part of the triumvirate of Sovereignty Goddesses.  Her sisters are Banba and Fodla.

This triple deity brings to mind – and is often associated with – another triple deity, that of Macha, Badb, and Morrígan.  In fact, Ériu is often directly associated with Morrígan.

And you know how much I love me some Morrígan 😉

The Sovereignty Goddesses were the Queens of Ireland, each married to a warrior of the Tuatha Dé Danann.  After the arrival and subsequent conquering of Ireland by the Milesians, the three queens asked that their names be used to represent the land.  Ériu was the one mainly used, while the land was romanticized with Banba and Fodla’s names in later poetry and storytelling.


Authority; Civilization; Magical Arts; Oaths; Sisterhood; and Victory


Green & Blue



Sabbats or festivals


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

Don’t see your favorite goddess here? Leave me a comment!


2 thoughts on “Pantheon of Goddesses: Ériu

  1. Ohmigosh, each week I have a new favorite goddess. Seriously, they all kick butt. I love the name Ériu ~ how do you pronounce that? We need a Celtic pronunciation guide at the handy with these posts. I feel woefully behind in my Irish knowledge. I need to rent more documentaries on the Emerald Isle, don’t I? Then you can come hang out and we’ll watch them together! 😉

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