Nuada, pronounced “NOO-ah,” was the first king of the Tuatha Dé Danann in Ireland. He lost his arm in a battle with the Fir Bolg, and the Druid healer Dianchecht replaced it with a silver arm. As king, he was well-loved by his people, but had to step down due to the loss of his limb. Irish law required that a king be whole in order to serve. But when Dianchecht replaced his arm, he was able to regain the throne. He is a God of the air, and of battle. As a warrior, he rules over courage, loyalty and duty.
Mistletoe is sacred to Nuada, and his sacred tree is the ash. Lions and falcons are Nuada’s sacred animals.
Invoke Nuada in situations where you must relinquish authority to another. If Nuada enters your life, prepare to take the reins of power from another, with their consent, or prepare to have your power taken from you.
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