Crom Dubh (Old Irish: [krˠuumˠ d̪ˠuβˠ], Scottish Gaelic: [kʰɾɔum t̪uh]), meaning "dark crooked [one]" (also Crum Dubh, Dark Crom) is a mythological and folkloric figure of Ireland, based on the god Crom Cruach, or "king idol of Ireland", mentioned in the 12th-century dinnseanchas of Magh Slécht.
The festival for Crom Cruach is called Dé Domhnaigh Crum-Dubh (Crom Dubh Sunday) in Ireland, the first Sunday in August, but in Lochaber a term for Easter) as in the Scottish Gaelic saying DiDòmhnaich Crum Dubh, plaoisgidh mi an t-ugh. "Crooked black Sunday, I’ll shell the egg."[clarification needed]
- Nutt, The Celtic Doctrine of Re-Birth (1897), p. 149.
- "Celtic Gods, Crom Cruaich". Magic of Mythology. Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
Festivals: Domhnach Crom Dubh - Last Sunday in July or First Sunday in August. During Lughnasadh - (The August festival of Lugh)...
- O'Kelly, Michael J. (1989). Claire O'Kelly (ed.). Early Ireland: An Introduction to Irish Prehistory. Cambridge University Press. p. 288. ISBN 0-521-33687-2.
This article incorporates text from "Dwelly's [Scottish] Gaelic Dictionary" (1911).