De Danú, What’s in a name?
The Celtic Goddess Danu is most commonly known as the mother Goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann (‘the people of Danu’). According to various versions of Irish mythology, she is also known as an Earth goddess, Fertility Goddess and Goddess of Rivers (e.g. River Danube). While the history of Danu varies between cultures, Danu is generally associated with birth, beginnings, generations and fertility (?!).
To the Celts and the Irish however, Danu is remembered as the mother and creator of Ireland, hence the well-known reference to the Irish people as the ‘Tuatha Dé Danann’.
As we wanted a name that encompassed as many possible unique elements and aspects of Ireland, we settled for ‘De Danu’; which translates to French as ‘Of Danu’.