Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1680s, from Irish Tuatha dé Danann, literally "the people of Danann," from plural of tuath (see Teutonic) + Danann, apparently originally an oblique case of Danu, mother of the gods.
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Tuatha de Danann is a Brazilian Celtic metal band from Varginha, Minas Gerais; known for the merryful Celtic dance rhythms, flute melodies, Celtic mythology-inspired lyrics and the original jesting tones such as gnome-choirs, etc. The band is named after the race of supernaturally-gifted people in Irish mythology, the Tuatha Dé Danann, roughly translated to "People of Dana".
Between July and August 2005, Tuatha de Danann did their first tour outside Brazil, performing on France and Germany. In France, the band played shows in Saint Brieuc, Languidic, Brest, Hennebont, Tours, Grenoble, Rheims, while in Germany the band played at the Wacken Open Air festival.
Usage examples of "tuatha de danann".
Fog and mist were permanent inhabitants of this land, which they and the forests had owned long before the coming of the Fir Bholgs, and then the Tuatha de Danann, and finally the Celts.
There was not and Lug was admitted to membership of the Tuatha De Danann.
Tell us if you choose to take on the mantle of champion and give your service to the Tuatha de Danann.
Gryph means to destroy the abuser of the Rune Stones of the Tuatha De Danann.
I knew, of course, of the Tuatha De Danann, the tribes of the god Danu, thehalf-legendary, half-historical clan who found their home in Erin some fourthousand years before the Christian era, and who have left so deep an impressupon the Celtic mind and its myths.