Sky

Delbáeth, Tuireann – (Irish) Son of Oghma and grandson of Elatha, he is the second husband of Bríde, and fathered the three gods of craft on her. He is also the father of Brian, Iuchar and Iucharba by his daughter. His name, Tuireann, is linguistically related to Taranis and Thor.

Eochaid (the Dagda) – (Irish) A god of horses, abundance and power, he is the champion of the Gods, and the father of Angus, Bríde and Bodb Dearg. He has a cauldron that never empties and a harp that controlled the seasons; his name means “Horseman,” and his title of Dagda means “the good god” or “the shining god.” He is likely the same figure as the continental Sucellos, and his association with river-goddesses likely hearkens back to Nantosuelta. He carries a great club, and is portrayed as having massive appetites for both food and sex. See Sucellos, Taranis, Ukko

Jumal, Jumala, Jumo, Jumis – (Finno-Ugric) The ancient sky-god of circumpolar Europe, he wields the thunder and rain, granting fertility and good crops. See Ukko, Thor, Perkunos

Perun, Perkunas, Perkons – (Balto-Slavic) The god of thunder, storms, mountains and the sky in Slavic mythology. He is in constant struggle with the underworld god Veles. See Thor

Sucellos – (Gaulish) The Good Striker, he is a god of agriculture, brewing, and forests. He is usually depicted with a hammer or beer barrel, and is often combined with Nantosuelta. His name is cognate with Irish words meaning “kindness, generosity” See Dagda

Taranis – (Gaulish) The continental Celtic god of thunder, he is associated with the hammer and wheel. His name is continued in Irish as Tuireann. See Tuireann, Thor

Thor, Þórr, Þunor, Donner – (Germanic) The Germanic god of thunder, rain, kingship, protection and luck, he is the son of Earth, and married to the sybil Sif, who bore him twin sons named Magni and Modi (Strength and Might). He is the second most mentioned figure in Norse mythology, mostly for his adventures in Giant-land. In the later mythology, he is seen as the enemy of the giants, and is fated to kill the Midgard Serpent at Ragnarök, dying in the process. The figure of Asa-Thor is likely the continuation of an older sky god grafted onto the IE thunder champion. See Pikne, Jumal, Taranis, Tuuri, Perun, Ukko

Tuuri, Taara, Tums – (Finno-Ugric) The god of luck, lightning, harvest and rain; as a lesser sky god, he is the equivalent of Thor. See Thor, Eochaid

Ukko, Uku – (Finnish/Estonian) The “Old Man”, he is the god of the sky, weather, crops, and heights. His wife is the goddess Rauni. See Jumal, Thor, Perun

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