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                                             The Coming of Lugh 
                                                 by Iarwain 
              
             Lugh the Il-Dana came to the Tara 
             Lugh Samildanach came to the palace of the Tutha De 
             Lugh, master of all arts, came to Eireann 
              
             The gate keeper did not recognize Lugh 
             The gate keeper asked the Il-Dana his name 
             The gate keeper asked Lugh Samildanach what skill he possesed 
              
             Lugh said: 
              
             I am Lugh Samildanach 
             I am Lugh the Il-Dana 
             I am Lugh, master of battle 
              
             The gate keeper 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 Coming of Lugh   (cont.)  
             The gate keeper 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 gate keeper 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 gate keeper said: 

             We have no need of a master of sailing. 
             Mananan mac Lyr de Danann is our master of ships. 
             Mananan 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 gate keeper 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 gate keeper 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 Tutha de Danann. 
              
             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 De 
             Lugh master of all arts found his place amongst the Tuatha de  Denann 
                                                                                           1865


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