Origin and Youth
Niamh Chinn Óir ("Niamh of the Golden Hair") was the daughter of the Tuatha de Danaan (Celtic god) Sea God Mannanan and of the faerie Fand. It is unknown where she was born, though it is presumed to have been in Otherworld.
When Makluans threatened Camelot, she sent the Sir Percy of Scandia, the Black Knight, forward in time to possess his descendant and Black Knight successor Dane Whitman, and enlist the help of the British team Excalibur.
Under guidance from Niamh, Adam Crown stole a priceless Iron Age sword from the Museum of Pagan Antiquities (secretly housed over Mys-Tech Central) and cast it into a canal in East London. Niamh surfaced holding Caliburn, which Adam would hold as one of the Knights of Pendragon, each bonded to a spirit of Camelot, his being King Arthur.
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Niamh Chin Oir has the conventional powers of a Celtic Goddess, presumably including:
- Superhuman Strength: Niamh Chin Oir possesses superhuman strength and can lift about 25 tons, the same as the average Danaan female.
- Superhuman Speed
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhumanly Dense Tissue: The tissues of her body have about 3 times the density of the tissues of a human body, contributing to her superhuman strength and weight.
- Superhuman Durability
- True Immortality: Niamh Chin Oir is a true immortal in the sense that she is immune to aging and hasn't physically aged since reaching adulthood. Niamh Chin Oir is also immune to all Earthly diseases and infections.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite her body's resistance to injury, it is possible to injure Niamh Chin Oir. However, if injured, her godly life-force enables her to heal damaged tissue with superhuman levels of speed and efficiency. However, as with most Dannans, Niamh Chin Oir cannot regenerate a severed limb or organs without the aid of outside assistance from a god far more adept at magic and/or is far more powerful than herself.
- Energy Manipulation: Like most other Celtic gods and goddess deities of prominence, Niamh Chin Oir is able to control magical forces to a considerable degree on a scale, but only a few are shown. She is, however, able to travel through time and dimensions through lakes and other bodies of water, and can turn her body into liquid form. She can also control plant growth.
Has occasionally possessed Excalibur.
- 18 Appearances of Niamh Chinn Óir (Earth-616)
- 1 Minor Appearances of Niamh Chinn Óir (Earth-616)
- Media Niamh Chinn Óir (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 4 Images featuring Niamh Chinn Óir (Earth-616)
- Quotations by or about Niamh Chinn Óir (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Niamh Chinn Óir (Earth-616)
- Lady of the Lake at the Appendix
- The Lady of the Lake at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
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