In Irish mythology, it is said that Tuatha de Danann is a race of kings descended from the heavens to the ancient pre-Celtic culture. These tall and bright creatures brought with them the secret knowledge of the gods.
While the Tuatha represent a caste of Irish elemental beings, there are also accounts of them as conquerors of flesh and blood of the Fir Bolg, one of the ancient races that inhabited Ireland.
Tuatha de Danann translates roughly but inaccurately as “peoples / children of the goddess Danu”.
Tuatha de Danann are often referred to simply as Tuatha, Tua or Tuatha Dé, which was also used in the early Irish Christian texts as a name for the Israelite diaspora, which, in itself, is an interesting historical story.
Danu has also become Anu. The reference, if not obvious, creates an interesting link between Israel and ancient Mesopotamian mythologies.
According to Lebor Gabála Érenn (The Book of the Taking of Ireland), a loose collection of prose poems and narratives, tells the mythical origins and history of the Irish from the creation of the world until the Middle Ages.
The Tuatha descended to Ireland “in dark clouds” and “landed in the mountains of Conmaicne Rein in Connacht, bringing a darkness over the sun for three days and three nights.”
Another version of the story, less impregnated with the haze of legend, the Tuatha were invaders of flesh and blood, disembarking in a fleet of maritime vessels on the banks of what is now Connemara, Ireland.
As if to seal their resolution, they burned all their ships, so as not to have any way of withdrawal. It is said that the rising smoke from the fires is the basis of the myth that tells its arrival in the smoke from the sky.
After a series of wars, it is said that the mythical Tuatha de Danann were defeated, and subsequently retreated to the “hollow hills”, becoming known as the Elvish people of the Celtic tradition.
It is interesting to note that Elven’s prefix, “El,” is a derivative of the ancient Sumerian Elil and the Hebrew Elohim, both being proper pronouns for the names of the gods.
There is a surprisingly recognizable similarity between the mythological Tuatha de Danann and the Nephilim since they appear to be etymological descendants in the transmission of religious thought.
Elil and Ea were the linguistic predecessors of Elohim and Yahweh (Jehovah). It is also interesting to note that the Danaan Tuatha are the basis of the tall, elegant and bright people of JRR Tolkien.
Tuatha de Danann, Danita’s, Tribe de Dan and their link with the Dragon Lords, the Anunnaki, and the Serpent. Are these simply word similarity or are the coincidences too big to ignore?