- 1 Overview
- 2 History
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Paraphernalia
- 5 Notes
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Links and References
Origins and early years
Tuatha on Earth
Following Iarbonel's death, under Nuada's leadership (with his younger brother The Dagda as second-in-command), the Tuatha de Danaan left their cities and, circa 1896 BC, traveled through an interdimensional nexus to the Earth realm, and arrived on the Irish mainland.
There, he led them to victory against the Fir Bolg, worshipers of their enemies the Fomorians, during the First Battle of Mag Tuired, but was grievously injured by the Fir Bolg champion Sreng who cut off his right hand. The Tuatha then established a stronghold at the Hill of Tara.
After seven years of Bres' rule, he was deposed. He fled to the Fomorians and convinced them to attack the Tuatha. After the Second Battle of Mag Tuired, the Dagda emerged as the Tuatha's ruler.
Upon the arrival of the Milesians in 350 AD, the gods reliquished their holdings and returned to Otherworld. An agreement made with the Milesian druid Amergin Glúingel established that the Milesians would worship the Tuatha, who would protect Ireland in return.
King of Britain
During his reign, the dragon Y Ddraig Goch ("The Red Dragon") fought the White Dragon of the Saxons who intended to invade the lands of the Britons. Nuada trapped the dragons by luring them into pits filled with mead, and imprisoned them at the hillock at Dinas Emrys, where they remained imprisoned for centuries.
When his host died, Nuada left the body and returned to Otherworld to rejoin his fellow gods, but the host clung to a fragment of Nuada's divine life essence in his last moments. The fragment was consigned to Oblivion where the host descended into madness, eventually believing that he was the true Nuada.
The false Nuada formed a small group of followers within Oblivion along the centuries. He ordered them to forge mystical black stones that absorbed and stored human hated.
Celestial Third Host
Eventually, the mystical black stones accumulated enough energy for the false Nuada to escape Oblivion and return to Earth, where he attempted to reclaim his assumed legacy.
|Power Grid |
|* Lower intelligence as Nauda; Teleporter|
Nuada possessed the conventional superhuman physical attributes of the Celtic gods, with additional powers:
- Enhanced Superhuman Strength: Nuada's strength was enhanced, enabling him to lift about 90 tons.
- Prosthetic hand: His right hand was a prosthetic super-scientifically crafted in sterling silver by the god of medecine Dian Cecht, granting incredible punching and griping strength
- Enhanced Superhuman Durability
Nuada was trained and well-versed in druid magic, though he prefered to engage in hand-to-hand combat.
Nuada's strength enabed him to lift about 90 tons.
Nuada's right hand was a prosthetic super-scientifically crafted in sterling silver. He also possessed the magic sword Claiomh Solais (the "Sword of Light"), his weapon of choice, a blade who burned with mystic energy and could cleave opponents in half.
- This character is adapted from the mythological Nodens / Nuada Airgetlám / Lludd Llaw Eraint.
- Nuada was already known as "of the Silver Hand" circa 10,000 BC, when the loss of his hand occured circa 1896 BC, and its remplacement by a silver prosthetic later.
- 6 Appearances of Nuada (Earth-616)
- 1 Minor Appearances of Nuada (Earth-616)
- Media Nuada (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 2 Images featuring Nuada (Earth-616)
- Quotations by or about Nuada (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Nuada (Earth-616)
- Nodens at Wikipedia
- Nuada Airgetlám at Wikipedia
- Lludd Llaw Eraint at Wikipedia.
Discover and Discuss
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- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Nuada's entry
- Druid #1
- All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3; Council of Godheads's entry
- Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons & Various Monstrosities #1; Demons' entry
- Marvel Atlas #1; Ireland's entry
- King Conan #2
- See Ériu's page notes
- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Tuatha de Danaan's entry
- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Dagda's entry
- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Gwynn's entry
- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Y Ddraig Goch's entry
- Thor #300
- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1
- Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 14
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