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- proper n. The fifth group of inhabitants of Ireland according to the Lebor Gabála Érenn tradition, thought to represent the gods of the Goidelic Irish. Their Christian redactors have reduced them to historical kings and heroes, but this mask slips often enough.
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- n. race of Celtic gods or demigods; ruled Ireland in the Golden Age
Tuatha Dé Danann literally means "peoples of the goddess Danu" (Wiktionary)