Nechtan - God of the Underworld. - Irish God. Nechtan was the father and/or husband of Boann.
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Nechtan - God of the Underworld.

Nechtan was the father and/or husband of Boann. He inhabited the otherworldly Síd Nechtain, the mythological form of Cadbury Hill. Only Nechtan and his three cup-bearers were permitted to visit the well of Segais, into which nine sacred hazel trees dropped their wisdom-bearing nuts. When Boann visited the well, it overflowed and chased her to the coast, forming the river Boyne.

Nechtan's well of wisdom was situated under nine hazel trees, the nuts of which imparted wisdom. In that well swam the Salmon of Wisdom. Only Nechtan could draw water from the well. One day, his wife decided to draw water, but instead flooded the well, creating the River Boyne.

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Underworld, Wisdom

Irish

Sd Nechtain

Salmon

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Boann

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Earth

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Hazel

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Wells, 9

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Irish - Gods and Goddesses

NameTitleType

Aengus

God of love, youth and poetic inspiration.

God

Aibell

Guardian Goddess of the Dalassians.

Goddess

Aine

Goddess of Love and Fertility

Goddess

Banba

Patron Goddess of Ireland

Goddess

Boann

Goddess of the River Boyne.

Goddess

Brighid

Goddess of Fire and Water.

Goddess

Creidhne

God of Metalworkers.

God

Dagda

God of the Earth, and father God. Leader of the Tuatha de Danaan.

God

Danu

Goddess of Rivers, Water, Wells, Prosperity, Magick, and Wisdom.

Goddess

Diancecht

God of Healing and Medicine.

God

Eriu

Matron Goddess of Ireland

Goddess

Ernmas

Mother Goddess.

Goddess

Flidais

Goddess of Nature.

Goddess

Fodla

Patron Goddess of Ireland.

Goddess

Macha

Goddess of War.

Goddess

Nechtan

God of the Underworld.

God

Nemain

Goddess of Panic and War.

Goddess

Niamh

Goddess of Beauty and Brightness.

Goddess

Scathach

Warrior Goddess.

Goddess

Tuireann

God of Thunder.

God

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