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Sonnet to the Dagda

Great God Dagda who hath carried Undry,
Good God of time who halted for Boann,
O thou who keeps the cauldron of plenty,
All Father you that plays sweet Uaithne.
Ruad Rofhessa rules both life and death.
Tis he who first commanded Gods of old.
I worship you; there’s magic in your breath.
Tis you who has supremacy threefold.
Eochiad Ollathair I give my praise.
With Morrigan both death and life you make.
With holy mighty Lorg Mor corpse you raise.
Your strength makes all of lovely Erin quake.
Father of Angus Og and Blessed Breed,
With you in all endeavors I succeed.