The Coming of Lugh

by Iarwain

Lugh the Il-Dana came to the Tara
Lugh Samildanach came to the palace of the Tuatha De
Lugh, master of all arts, came to Eireann

The gatekeeper did not recognize Lugh
The gatekeeper asked the Il-Dana his name
The gatekeeper asked Lugh Samildanach what skill he possessed

Lugh said:
I am Lugh Samildanach
I am Lugh the Il-Dana
I am Lugh, master of battle


The gatekeeper said:
We have no need of a battle master
King Nuada de Danann is our battle master
Nuada Airgitlamh is our battle master


Lugh said:
I am Lugh Samildanach
I am Lugh the Il-Dana
I am Lugh, master of healing


The gatekeeper said:
We have no need of a master of healing
Diancecht de Danann is our master healer
Diancecht is master of all herbs and healings


Lugh said:
I am Lugh Samildanach
I am Lugh the Il-Dana
I am Lugh, master of knowledge


The gatekeeper said:
We have no need of a master of knowledge
Oghma de Danann is master of all learning
Oghma is master of all knowledge


Lugh said:
I am Lugh Samildanach
I am Lugh the Il-Dana
I am Lugh, master of Sailing


The gatekeeper said:
We have no need of a master of sailing.
Manannan mac Lyr de Danann is our master of ships.
Manannan mac Lyr, son of the sea, is our master of sailing


Lugh said:
I am Lugh Samildanach
I am Lugh the Il-Dana
I am Lugh, master of sorcery


The gatekeeper said:
We have no need of a master of sorcery
The Badb de Danann are mistresses of all sorcery
The three sisters Macha, Nemhain and
Morrigan are mistresses of all witchcraft


Lugh said:
I am Lugh Samildanach
I am Lugh the Il-Dana
I am Lugh, master of smithing


The gatekeeper said:
We have no need of a master of smithing
Goibniu de Danann is our master of smithing
Goibniu is a master of all crafts


Lugh said:
I am Lugh Samildanach
I am Lugh the Il-Dana
I am Lugh, master of the battle
I am Lugh, master of healing
I am Lugh, master of knowledge
I am Lugh, master of sailing
I am Lugh, master of sorcery
I am Lugh, master of smithing


I bid you, unless you know of another who is master
of all these arts, take me to Nuada Airgitlamh,
take me to Nuada, king of the Tuatha de Danaan.


The gatekeeper went to Nuada.
When Nuada heard of Lugh's coming he said:
Let him come in, for never has his like
entered this fortress


Lugh the Il-Dana was admitted to the Tara
Lugh Samildanach was admitted to the palace of the Tuatha DeDanaan
Lugh master of all arts found his place amongst the Tuatha de Danaan



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