Mac Cecht

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For the warrior(s) of the same name in the Ulster Cycle, see Mac Cécht (warrior)

In Irish mythology, Mac Cecht (Irish pronunciation: [ˈmak ˈcəçt̪ˠ]) of the Tuatha Dé Danann was a son of Cermait, son of the Dagda. Mac Cecht's given name was Téthur and he was named Mac Cecht after his god, Cecht, the ploughshare. His wife was Fodla, one of the three eponymous sister-goddesses of Ireland.

He and his brothers Mac Cuill and Mac Gréine killed Lug in revenge for their father. The three brothers became joint High Kings of Ireland, rotating the sovereignty between them a year at a time, covering twenty-nine or thirty years depending on the source consulted. They were the last kings of the Tuatha Dé Danann before the coming of the Milesians.

Preceded by
High King of Ireland
(with Mac Cuill and Mac Gréine)

AFM 1730–1700 BC
FFE 1317–1287 BC
Succeeded by
Eber Finn and Érimón