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The Dagda The Good God. The grotesque Irish god of immense strength and appetites, he was considered to be all-competent. He wore the humble garment of a servant, wielded an exaggeratedly huge club symbolic of his power and possessed a magic cauldron. The latter had properties of rejuvenation and inexhaustibility; no one who petitioned it went away unsatisfied. The Dagda coupled with the Morrigan at Samain (All Hallow's Eve, the Celtic New Year), invoking her fertility and blessing on the tribe in the coming year. This ancient ithyphallic image emphasized his fecundating function. Nearly 220 feet tall, it is incised in chalk at Cerne Abbas, England.

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