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Origin and early years

Morrigan was seemingly the daughter of Iarbonel and Gaea/Danu, and the sister to the Dagda, Leir, Nuada, Ogma, Badb and Macha.

Morrigan married the Dadga[2] and was the mother[8] of his eldest son, the war god Bodb Derg.[2] She was not the mother of his second son Lugh, mothered by Ethniu.[4]

Next incarnation

Circa 150 B.C., after the death of her father, a girl-warrior in Ireland bargained for power from the supernatural and confronted Morrigan out of vengeance. The girl-warrior was successful in besting Morrigan, who lay bleeding out on the ground before the final blow. Before dying, Morrigan offered her power and position to the girl. The girl seemingly accepted, becoming the next incarnation of Morrigan for over two thousand years.[10]

It remains unclear whether Morrigan is merely a title passed from one woman to the next along with the necessary power, or if Morrigan is a sentient spirit or consciousness that is hosted by these women, like a mystical symbiote.

In modern times, Morrigan appeared with the Celtic trinity of Cernunnos and Taranis to bestow powers on Kyllian Boddicker.[11]

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Footnotes

  1. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Leir and Nuada's entries mentions Morrigan being their sister
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Dagda's entry
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Leir's entry mentions Morrigan being her sister
  4. 4.0 4.1 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Cúchulain's entry lists Ethniu as Cúchulain's paternal grandmother (and therefore as Lugh's mother)
  5. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 Bran the Blessed's entry
  6. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 Caber's entry
  7. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 Gwynn's entry
  8. 8.0 8.1 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Red Lord's entry
  9. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1 Tuatha de Danaan's entry
  10. 10.0 10.1 X-Factor #244
  11. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual #3



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