Danu is the most ancient of the Celtic gods. She is referred to as the mother of the Irish gods, which infers that she was a mother goddess. Here she is seen wearing a cloak featuring the Celtic Tree of Life below the symbol of the Triple Moon. Often associated with rivers, symbolising fertility and abundance, she holds a bowl filled with water that is cascading over the edges while a fish leaps forward on her right side.
Danu is an ancient Irish triple goddess who is considered the “Great Mother” of Ireland, she forms the Mother aspect of the triplicate Goddess, Anu – Danu – Tailtiu. Mother of the Irish gods and Faery folk, the Tuatha Dé Danann, which literally means the “People of the Goddess Danu”, a divine creator who birthed all things into being. She is thought to have married Bilé and was the mother of Dagda, chief leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann. In other myths, she is known as the daughter or lover of the Dagda. Some believe she is also associated with Morrigan and Brighid as part of her triplication, and includes strong associations with the Welsh Goddess Dôn of the Mabinogion. Danu means knowledge, wisdom, wealth and abundance, however her name is also connected to water, and could mean ‘the flowing one’.
Danu has a strong connection to the land and water, a Goddess of fertility, bounty, plenty, prosperity, wind, rivers, water, wells, wisdom, and inspiration. Her symbols include holy stones, horses, seagulls, fish, amber, gold, flowing water, air, wind, earth, moon, keys and crowns.
Danu reminds us that we are capable of realizing our own dreams, assisting us to empower ourselves to create our own destiny.
Statue measures 12.5cm x 12.5cm x 22.5cm, cast in solid poly resin with an antiques bronze finish. The detailing is really amazing and such a fine piece and would be just at home in your living room as she would be on you altar or within your sacred space. The perfect gift for lovers of Celtic lore and legend, Wicca (of the Celtic path), witches & warlocks! Or maybe just treat yourself?!