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Ogma Of The Tuatha De Danann


Ogma Of The Tuatha De Danann (modern spelling: Oghma) is a character from Irish mythology and Scottish mythology. A member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, he is often considered a deity and may be related to the Gallic god, Og-mios. He fights in the first battle of Magh Tuiredh, when the Tuatha Dé take Ireland from the Fir Bolg. Under the reign of Bres, when the Tuatha Dé are reduced to servitude, Ogma is forced to carry firewood but nonetheless is the only one of the Tuatha Dé who proves his athletic and martial prowess in contests before the king. When Bres is overthrown and Nuadu restored, Ogma is his champion. His position is threatened by the arrival of Lugh at the court so Ogma challenges him by lifting a great flagstone, which normally required eighty oxen to move it, and hurling it out of Tara but Lugh answers the challenge by hurling it back. When Nuadu hands command of the Battle of Mag Tuired to LughOgma becomes Lugh’s champion, and promises to repel the Fomorian king Indech, and his bodyguard, and to defeat a third of the enemy, watc video for more ancient mystery.

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