Nuada

Irish - A chief druid. Also commonly identified as Nuada, Elcmar, Elcmar, Ealchmar, Elcmhair, Elcmhaire, Elcmhar, Elcmhare, Elcmare, Elcmair, Elcmaire, Elkmar, Nuada, Elcmha(i)r(e), Elcma(i)r(e), Nuadu, Nuadu, Nuada, Nuda, Nuda, Nuada or Nuada.
Irish - Leader of the Danaans. Son of Dana. Husband of Macha, in some accounts. Husband of Boann, some say. Father of Gailbe. When he lost a hand in a fight with Sreng at the first Battle of Moytura he was deposed as king, being replaced by Bres, but the physician Dian Cecht made him a new hand of silver. In another version, his hand grew again or was replaced with a real hand by Dian Cecht's son, Miach. When Bres proved unequal to the task and was repudiated by the people, Nuada was reinstated as king. As Elcmar, he was the husband of Boann who was seduced by the Dagda who had arranged for Elcmar to go on a journey. The god made the nine months seem like one day to Elcmar who thought he was the father of the Dagda's son, Angus Og. In another version, Nuada was the son of Giallchadh, a king of Ireland, and was accused of rape by his father's second wife. He went into exile and, after many victories overseas, returned to Ireland and inherited his father's throne. He and his wife, Macha, were killed by Balor at the second Battle of Moytura. Occasionally called Nuada, Elcmar, Elcmar, Ealchmar, Elcmhair, Elcmhaire, Elcmhar, Elcmhare, Elcmare, Elcmair, Elcmaire, Elkmar, Nuada, Elcmha(i)r(e), Elcma(i)r(e), Nuadu, Nuadu, Nuada, Nuda, Nuda, Nuada or Nuada.

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