Delbáeth or Delbáed (modern spelling: Dealbhaoth or Dealbhaodh, possibly meaning "fire shape(d)") was a mythological Irish king. His father was either Aengus or Ogma of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and his mother was Ethniu of the Fomorians. He succeeded his grandfather Eochaid Ollathair (“the Dagda”) as High King of Ireland. Delbáeth ruled the united Tuatha Dé Danann and Fomorians for ten years, before dying at the hand of his son, Fiacha.
The Delbhna (an ancient Irish tribe) claimed to be his descendants.
Delbáeth is also given as a name of “Lugaid mac Tail” after Lugaid lights an enchanted fire from which burst five streams.
A different Delbáeth – Delbáeth Mac Neit – is identified in the same section of Lebor Gabála Érenn as Tuirill Biccreo's great-grandfather.
|High King of Ireland
AFM 1750–1740 BC
FFE 1337–1327 BC
- Macalister, R. A. Stewart. (1941). Lebor Gabála Érenn. Part IV. Irish Texts Society, Dublin. § VII, First Redaction, ¶ 316.
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