Neit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

For the Egyptian goddess, see Neith. For the university, see New England Institute of Technology.

In Irish mythology Neit (Néit, Nét, Neith) was a god of war. He was the husband of Nemain, and sometimes of Badb. Also grandfather of Balor, he was killed at the legendary Second Battle of Moytura. The name probably derives from the proto-Celtic *nei-t-[1] meaning fighting or passion. A similarly named deity appears on two Celtiberian inscriptions,[2] as a Romanized Mars Neto and as Neito. Neit is also described as the uncle of the Dagda, who gave him Ailech Neit (Neit's Stonehouse), which is elsewhere described as the grave of Aed, son of the Dagda.[3]

References

  1. ^ University of Wales: Proto-Celtic vocabulary
  2. ^ Francisco Marco Simón, "Religion and Religious Practices of the Ancient Celts of the Iberian Peninsula", e-Keltoi Vol 6
  3. ^ [1]


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Neit&oldid=879541227"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neit
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Neit"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA