The Dananns were descendants of the goddess Danu. The important manuscript 'The Annals of the Four Masters', records that they ruled Ireland from 1897 B.C. Tuatha Dé Danann, (Gaelic: “People of the Goddess Danu”), in Celtic mythology, a race inhabiting Ireland before the arrival of the Milesians (the ancestors of the modern Irish). They are thought to represent the main deities of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland.

to 1700 B.C. They were said to have been skilled in magic, and the earliest reference to them relates that, after they were banished from heaven because of their knowledge, they descended on Ireland in a cloud of mist. Her son Dagda was their most powerful leader of the Dananns. The Tuatha Dé Danann (“People of the Goddess Danu”) were one of the mythical races who settled in Ireland before the arrival of the Milesians, the ancestors of modern Gaels. They landed at the Connaught coastline and emerged from a great mist. The Tuatha Dé Danann forms a significant feature in Irish, Scottish and Manx mythology. The Tuatha Dé Danann, the people of the Goddess Danu, were one of the great ancient tribes of Ireland. They are Celtic pre-Christian gods with supernatural ability and were of … The arrival of the tribe in Ireland is the stuff of legend. The Tuath (a) Dé Danann (Irish: [t̪ˠuəhə dʲeː d̪ˠan̪ˠən̪ˠ], meaning "the folk of the goddess Danu "), also known by the earlier name Tuath Dé ("tribe of the gods"), are a supernatural race in Irish mythology.