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Lugaid (Lughaid, Lughaidh) is a popular medieval Irish name, thought to be derived from the god Lug. It is borne by a number of figures from Irish history and mythology, including:
High Kings of Ireland
- Lugaid Íardonn, legendary High King of Ireland of the 9th century BC
- Lugaid Lámdearg, legendary High King of Ireland of the 9th century BC
- Lugaid Laigde, legendary High King of Ireland of the 8th century BC
- Lugaid Luaigne, legendary High King of Ireland of the 2nd century BC
- Lugaid Riab nDerg, legendary High King of Ireland of the 1st century BC
- Lugaid Mac Con, semi-legendary High King of Ireland of the 3rd century AD
- Lugaid mac Lóegairi (died c. 507), High King of Ireland
- Lugaid Loígde, legendary King of Tara upon whom several of the above may be based
Other historical figures
- Lugaid mac Nóis, legendary king of Munster and suitor of Emer
- Lugaid mac Con Roí, legendary king of Munster and killer of Cú Chulainn
- Lugaid Lága, henchman of Lugaid mac Con, regarded as one of the greatest warriors in Ireland
- Saint Moluag (died 592), also known as Saint Lughaidh, 6th-century Irish Pict missionary
- Saint Molua, 6th-century Irish saint, founder of Killaloe
- James MacKillop, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford University Press. 1998.
- Eoin MacNeill, Celtic Ireland. Academy Press. 1981 (reissue with new intro. and notes by Donnchadh Ó Corráin of original Martin Lester Ltd edition, 1921).
- T. F. O'Rahilly, Early Irish History and Mythology. Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. 1946.
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