He came to rule Murias, one of the four cities inhabited by the Tuatha de Danaan (the Celtic gods) and became one of the most skilled users of druid magic of his people. He also sired the war god Bodb Derg with the war goddess Morrigan.
Hyborian Age (10,000 BC)
Earth (1896 BC to 350 AD)
After losing his hand, Nuada was unable to rule and was suceeded by half-Fomorian Bres. After a seven-years reign, he was deposed by the Tuatha who chose the Dagda as their new king. His eldest son, the war god Bodb Derg, believing himself a better leader than his father, secretly plotted to control the Tuatha de Danaan by force.
Return to Otherworld (350 AD)
Circa 350 AD, the Milsians(ancestors of the Celts). arrived to Ireland. The Dagda decided that the Tuatha de Danaan should reliquish their holdings in the Earthrealm and return to Otherworld. Bodb Derg enraged and attempted to control the Tuatha by force but was defeated and banished to the netherworld of Annwn.
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The Dagda possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Celtic gods.
The Dagda possesses superhuman strength enabling him to lift 90 tons without using his other powers.
The Dagda owns an enchanted wooden club with enough power to slay nine men with a single blow or to restore those fallen in battle back to life. When he dragged the ground with it, he created furrows in the earth. He used as a striking weapon, or as a wand to channel his spells.
- In Celtic mythology, Eochaid Ollathair was another name for the Dagda.
- 9 Appearances of Eochaid Ollathair (Earth-616)
- Minor Appearances of Eochaid Ollathair (Earth-616)
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- Character Gallery: Eochaid Ollathair (Earth-616)
- The Dagda at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
- The Dagda at the Appendix to the Marvel Universe
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