Throughout Irish mythology, there are numerous stories and tales that have been passed down and survived history. These surviving stories are now broken up into four cycles that, in a way, summarize all the stories and tales within the cycle. These cycles include: the Mythological Cycle, the Ulster Cycle, the Fenian Cycle and the Historical Cycle. Within the Mythological Cycle, we see many groups of people present on the island of Ireland, the main group present being the Tuatha De Danann. The Tuatha De Danann are seen as a mystical group of people because of their supernatural powers that they possess. The tales within the Mythological Cycle of Irish mythology tell and show us about the Tuatha De Danann, including their powers, their lifestyle, and their nature and origin, through the descriptions within these tales that gives us a vivid image of the Tuatha De Danann.
The Tuatha De Danann first come to the island of Ireland during the reign of the Fir Bolgs and defeated the Fir Bolgs, taking control of the island of Ireland. These people of the Tuatha De Danann are thought to have descended from the goddess Danu and are, therefore, thought to be gods and goddess themselves. They are seen as a mystical people right as the Fir Bolgs meet them because of the Tuatha De Danann setting their boats on fire once they landed on the shores of Ireland. The Tuatha De Danann are also described as being skilled in many fields of the arts including druidry, namely magic, prophecy, and