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Nuada Silver-Hand

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Nuada is instantly recognizable; after all, it's not every day you come across a guy with a silver hand. Though it's not all rainbows and butterflies: the Irish healing god Dian Cecht had to give him the silver one when his first hand was chopped off. Extremity talk aside, Nuada is the king of the Tuatha de Danann—the magical people of Ireland—and loves to show off his sword skills. He can usually be found with his de Danann friends, doing magic tricks and fencing the hours away.

Basic Information

Name

Nuada

Nickname

Nuada "Silver-Hand"

Sex

Male

Current city

Tara, where the High King's court hangs out

Work & Education

Occupation

King of the Tuatha de Danann

Education

Watching the other gods rule over pesky humans was a big help

Beliefs

Political views

Pro-monarchy, anti-Fomorian, anti-Fir Bolg

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

I never knew exactly who my folks were. My dad might've been the wise god Dagda, the lord of wisdom for the Tuatha; or a guy named Echtach.

Siblings

Nope

Children

My son, Etarlam, fathered one of Ireland's bazillion mother goddesses, Ernmas.

Friends

Dian Cecht
Lugh
Miach

Enemies

Bres
Balor of the Evil Eye
Sreng

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Macha, goddess of fertility

Interested in

Irish lasses

Favorites

TV Shows

Seinfeld
The Voice
Whose voice am I supposed to listen to?
Are We There Yet?
King of the Nerds

Quotations

"A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them."
– Elbert Hubbard

"As long as you love me. I'll be your platinum, I'll be your silver, I'll be your gold."
– Justin Bieber

"Ireland was a place for the renewal of hope and I still see it like that."
– Daniel Day-Lewis

"The secret of rulership is to combine a belief in one's own infallibility with a power to learn from past mistakes."
– George Orwell, 1984

Books

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Who doesn't love scoundrels?
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
You can never have enough silver.
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Best of the Irish best.
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
My fave book as a kid.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Nation by Terry Pratchett
I helped found my own nation. Take that.
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Sooooo creepy.
Balor with the Evil Eye by Alexander Haggerty Krappe
Academic studies on my worst enemy still couldn't figure out why he was so nasty.
Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

Music

Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
I'm Dagda's fortunate son… at least, I think I'm Dagda's
Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Silver by Echo and the Bunnymen
Good ol' Irish rock.
We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel
…Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
Love Brit-Brit.
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
The Fir Bolg and Fomorians didn't give me good vibes.
Like a Prayer by Madonna

Movies

Hellboy II: the Golden Army
Prince Nuada took his cue from me.
Phone Booth
Colin Farrell is totally one of my descendants.
Amelie
Vampires Suck
They really do.
Celtic Pride
My Celtic pride goes far beyond Boston. Though I do love me that city.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Spartacus
I'm not Spartacus.
The Most Fertile Man in Ireland
This wasn't about me…I swear!

Activities & Interests

Likes

Silver (duh)
Healers
Shiny swords
Herds of pigs
Autumn leaves

Interests

Metallurgy
Palmistry (the study of hands)
Immigration studies
Druidry
Magical studies

Groups

Silver Lovers
All Hands on Deck, Tuatha de Danaan
Fight for Your Right to Party