Upon their arrival, the Tuatha De Danaan, the legendary magicians had to fight two major battles, before they could take control over Ireland.
In the first battle, they encountered the Firbolgs (the Men of the Bags), who they defeated at Magh-Tuireadh. Legends relate how the Tuatha de Danaan cloaked themselves in a mist, which enabled them to appear and vanish out of sight as they wished. Naturally, this act completely confused the Firbolgs, who had major problems keeping track of their enemy.
We can only speculate and guess what kind of high-tech weapons Balor and Lugh were using. Nevertheless, these beings must have been technologically very advanced.
After the Fomore were defeated the Tuatha de Danaan reigned on Ireland for a long time, until they were chased out themselves by the Milesians at Teltown. During their last battle, these mighty gods caused a Druidic fog to arise in front of the Milesians. Apparently, the fog, which covered the island assumed the shape of a pig. Since then, another name for Ireland has been "Isle of the Pig".
There are many traces after the Tuatha de Danaan.
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