Language

Names and vocabulary are Anglicized versions of Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Breton, and are a mix of modern words and mythology.

In GameOriginalMeaning
Glen Noe (real life location in Scotland)Supposedly ancestral lands of MacIntyre clan
Tuatha Dé Dananna supernatural race in Irish mythology. They are thought to represent the main deities of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland.
AlilAilill mac MátaMebh’s second husband
AlurenOrigin of allure1 1375–1425; late Middle English aluren < Middle French alurer, equivalent to a- a-5 + lurer to lure
AyvaAifaSkathak’s sister, another warrior woman, Cu Chulainn defeats her by distracting her with horses, has a child with her
Ballehbailehome in Irish
Brideycommon Irish name (Bridget/Brigid), St. Bridget of Kildare, a dawn goddess
Bunavalocation in Glen Noe
CantaDian Céchtthe god of healing, the healer for the Tuatha Dé Danann.
CantaDian Cecht, god of healing/healer for Tuatha de Dannan, made a silver arm for Nuada
Cladachplace in Glen Noe, means shore/beach, common in Scottish place names. I have “meadow creek” as translation on map; need to revisit
ConorCú Chulainnleads Daire’s forces against Mebh, defeating her
Cumbacht“dominance” in Irish
Dagda’s Cauldronfour treasures (or jewels) of the Tuatha Dé Danann
Dahutcharacter from Celtic myth, also called Ahez
Dara McFiaknaDáire mac Fiachnaowner of the bull
DarachOak in Irish
Donn KalaneDonn Cuailngethe bull
Eehanight in Irish (oiche)
EleeneddElunedWelsh name that I like that didn’t fit anywhere; means “image, idol” and was the name of a saint
Enbarr a horse in the Irish Mythological Cycle which could traverse both land and sea. The horse was the property of the sea-god Manannan mac Lir, but provided to Lugh Lamh-fada (Irish: Luġ Láṁḟada) to use at his disposal.
Eponahorse goddess
Fey Oilfeoilfeoil is meat in Irish
FinavereI made that up
FinwenI made it up
Firth Deas (and Firth Tuath)South Inlet, North Inlet; Scottish
Fiv Coillafiodh coilleholly wood in Scots Gaelic
Gaesoath or taboo in Irish myth, something you can’t break
Gnivgniomhaction (scots gaelic)
GwynethJust a name I like, Welsh, means “light, fair, blessed”
Hane Drafehen dref Old Town in Welsh
Inaktaíonachtapurity (irish)
KeridwenCeridwenenchantress in Welsh myth; Ceridwen (pronounced [kɛrˈɪdwɛn] (About this soundlisten) Ce-rid-wen) was an enchantress in Welsh medieval legend. She was the mother of a hideous son, Morfran, and a beautiful daughter, Creirwy. Her husband was Tegid Foel, and they lived near Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) in north Wales. Medieval Welsh poetry refers to her as possessing the cauldron of poetic inspiration (Awen) and the Tale of Taliesin recounts her swallowing her servant Gwion Bach who is then reborn through her as the poet Taliesin. Ceridwen is regarded by many modern Pagans as the Celtic goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.
KonachtConnachtThe land Mebh is queen of. Plus a pun on “Connect.”
KorthanRowan in Irish; these trees were very important in Irish myth
LoogLughgod of light, knowledge
MaclirManannán mac Lirguardian of the Otherword, ferries the dead, god of the sea
MevMebh/Maeveupset she is less wealthy than her husband, wants the bull for a year to breed with her cattle, starts the Cattle Raid to get it
MorvarkMorvarc’h Sea Horse in Breton
Mt. CruachonBen Cruachanlocation in Glen Noe
NartneartStrength (scots gaelic)
Neela MacVeerI made this up
NeevNiamhdaughter of Mannon mac Lir, a ruler of Tir n’Og, land of youth, lover of Oisin
NuadaNuada Airgetlám (silver hand/arm), first king of Tuatha De Dannan, king before they came to Ireland, lost his arm in battle, got a silver one, possibly related to hunting/fishing dieties
RhiannonOtherworld woman, loved riding horses, Welsh myth
Selkiefemale seals who could shed their seal-skin and become human
SkathakScáthachwarrior who teaches Cú Chulainn
Talie EsonTaliesinWelsh bard, c. 500s
Teerna RoonTir n’RunLand of Secrets
The Spear of Loog The Spear of Lughfour treasures (or jewels) of the Tuatha Dé Danann
The Stone of Fallfour treasures (or jewels) of the Tuatha Dé Danann
The Sword of Lightfour treasures (or jewels) of the Tuatha Dé Danann
YsCity created by Dahut, land of luxury