Lugaid Loígde

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Lugaid Loígde "Lugaid of the Calf Goddess", also known as Lugaid mac Dáire, was a legendary King of Tara and High King of Ireland. He is a son of Dáire Doimthech, ancestor of the Dáirine, and gives his epithet to their principal royal sept, the Corcu Loígde. A descendant of Lugaid, with whom he may be to some extent identical, is the famous Mac Con,[1] listed in the Old Irish kinglist Baile Chuinn Chétchathaig as Mac Con macc aui (moccu) Lugde Loígde.[2]

In some later syncretic traditions, as Lugaid Laigde,[3] he is made a son of Eochu mac Ailella, and given a son Rechtaid Rígderg. Another late emanation is Lugaid Luaigne.

The Five Lugaids and the Loathly Lady[edit]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Dui Ladrach
High King of Ireland
LGE 4th century BC
FFE 537–530 BC
AFM 738–731 BC
Succeeded by
Áed Rúad


  1. ^ O'Rahilly, passim
  2. ^ ed. Bhreathnach & Murray
  3. ^ simply a later spelling