(pron. NU ah, noo-ah-hah, NEETH) His hilltop shrine TEMPLVM MARTI NODENTIS at Lydney, Gloucester on the banks of the Severn: Summer is where he is depicted on a bronze plaque as a young, crowned, beardless god haloed like the sun, driving a 4 horse chariot, accompanied by flying wind spirits. Another piece of the bronze shows a triton with an anchor in 1 of his hands, and opposite him a fisherman in the act of hooking a fine salmon. He also has a 3rd century temple & baths there. The temple floor mosaic has marine animals. The inscription is a 9 inch round opening in the floor surrounded by a broad band of red enclosed in 2 of blue. The temple contains oars and shell trumpets. He is seen as a fish the people are worshipping on May Day in the 1973 movie version of The Wicker Man. He is the grandfather of Finn Mac Cumhail: The Sacred Salmon.
Nuada: Solar Yew was the first king of the Tuatha Dé Danann: People of the Water from Heaven who can take the form of a fish. At Cath Maigh Tuired: First Grain Harvest Plain of Frost, Solar Yew lost an arm to a Fomorian: Beneath the Sea Giant named Bres Sreng: Moon Embroiderer. (pron. BREHS SHARE-en) Ireland was divided into 2 equal parts at Esker Riada: Kings’ Hills: South Leath Mogha: Solar Yews Half, North Leath Cuinn: Conns Half.
Solar Yew was replaced by Moon Embroiderer for 7 years. Solar Yew was restored after he was given a working silver: moon hand by the physician Dian Cecht & the wright Creidhne (1 of of the Trí Dée Dana, the 3 gods of art with Goibniu, Luchta: Moon Gleam) and later a flesh and blood one by Dian Cecht’s son Miach.
Solar Yew’s palace at Teamhair with 21,000 milk cows initially denied Lugh: Moon Gleam entrance, but abdicated in favor of Moon Gleam when Moon Gleam won a flagstone-throwing competition with Ogma: Egg. (Humpty Dumpty)
Solar Yew was decapitated by Moon Embroiderer in the Cath Mag Tuireadh na b-Fomorach: Second Grain Harvest Plain of Frost which started on May Day. The Delbhna: Shapely People, had a branch called the Delbhna Nuadat: Shapely Yews in Co Roscommon. Magh-Nuadhad: Yew Plain (pron. Maynooth) is in Kildare: Church of the Oak
In the Mabinogi: Intoxicating Tales of Youth: He is Nudd: Yew, the son of Beli: Sacred Tree. His brothers are Ludd: Moon Gleam, the next King: Llevelys: Cry: Stye on the Eye: King of Gaule, & Casswallawn: Lamb. He guards the Vale of Neith: Yew Valley & his son Gwynn ap Nudd: White Son of Yew is King of the Underworld (Welsh spelling of Finn). Nedd River, Breconshire named after him. He is equated with the god Ian: Sun. (102)
Nynniaw the son of Beli & Dôn rules as a king of Britain with his brother Peibaw. His field is the night sky. Peibaw’s cattle are the yellow stars. The moon is a shepherd who watches over them. They turn into oxen during a starry night. (275)
As Nera he received the sword from Aillil: River Poem by encircling the foot of a dead man at the gallows with a band of willow twigs on Halloween. Passing a house with a lake of fire, another house, and a third house where the corpse drank water & killed the people spitting it out. The Greek Nereus, Halios Geron: Old Man of the Sea & Doris are the parents of the Nereids and have the gifts of prophecy. They live in a palace under the Aegean Sea where they dine on pink oyster flesh, the wine of sea grapes, nectar and ambrosia. (47, 51, 53, 58, 73, 76, 80, 124,150, 205)