August Derleth attempted to retroactively group the benevolent deity Nodens in this category (who acts as deus ex machina for the protagonists in both "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath" and "The Strange High House in the Mist"). Notes Nodens was a character created by H.P. r/Lovecraft: Dedicated to the works of H.P. ", Tolkien, invited to investigate the Latin inscription at Lydney Park, traced Nodens to the Irish hero Nuada Airgetlám, "Nuada of the Silver-Hand". Lovecraft in "The Strange High House in the Mist" (1926). His first and only appearance was in the story, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath where he aids Randolph Carter in escaping from the clutches of the Crawling Chaos. Deranged Cultist. Similarly, Julius Pokorny derives the name from a Proto-Indo-European root *neu-d- meaning "acquire, utilise, go fishing". r/Lovecraft. In Doranna Durgin's 2001 novel A Feral Darkness, Nodens (Referred to as "Mars Nodens") plays a crucial role throughout the book. However, alternative etymologies of Lydney are offered in other sources. It has produced several inscriptions to Nodens. The temple complex at Lydney Park, situated on a steep bluff overlooking the Severn Estuary, is rectangular, measuring 72 by 54 m (236 by 177 ft), with a central cella measuring 29 by 49.5 m (31.7 by 54.1 yd), and its north-western end is divided into three chambers 6.3 m deep. Nodens is an Elder God within H.P. Welcome to Lovecraft.fandom.com, your digital Necronomicon. Nodens is an Elder God within H.P. Together, they form the mythos that authors writing in the Lovecraftian milieu have used — and continue to use — to craft their stories. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwyn_ap_Nudd, influence on Tolkien's invention of Middle-earth, Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, J.R.R.  The Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey thought this a "pivotal" influence on Tolkien's invention of Middle-earth, combining as it did a god-hero, a ring, dwarves, and a silver hand. Nuada was the first king of the Tuatha Dé Danann, who was disqualified from kingship after losing his hand (or arm) in battle, but restored after he was given a working silver one by the physician Dian Cecht and the wright Creidhne (gaining the epithet Airgetlám, "silver hand"), and later a flesh and blood one by Dian Cecht's son Miach. In H. P. Lovecraft's novella The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1926), Nodens is an "archaic" god served by the nightgaunts. Keene's Nodens is the father to Pan, and the Labyrinth is the realm satyrs hail from in this work. However, sN- was not reduced in Old Irish, in which the cognate is attested as Núada ~ Núadat, not *Snúada, which evidence weakens Matasović's derivation.
Making the connection with Nuada and Lludd's hand, he detected "an echo of the ancient fame of the magic hand of Nodens the Catcher".
Nodens appears again in Lovecraft's "The Strange High House in the Mist" which mentions "...the grey and awful form of primal Nodens, Lord of the Great Abyss. 49 Comments. How Lovecraft drove me mad... : Nodens. The complex was archeologically excavated in the 1920s by Tessa Wheeler and her husband Mortimer Wheeler. Marvel Database is a FANDOM Comics Community. Pectillus dedicates this votive offering which he had promised to the god Nudens Mars. He is equated with the Roman gods Mars, Neptune and Silvanus, and his name is cognate with that of the Irish mythological figure Nuada and the Welsh Nudd. Nodens (The Hunter, Lord of the Great Abyss) is one of the Elder Gods, a god of journeys and endeavour.
A silver statuette found at Cockersand Moss, Lancashire, in 1718 but now lost, had an inscription on the base which read: LVCIANVS • D M N • COL LIC APRILI VIATO • RIS V S General Information Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Welsh Nudd is also cognate, and it is likely that another Welsh figure, Lludd Llaw Eraint (Lludd of the Silver Hand), derives from Nudd Llaw Eraint by alliterative assimilation. Keene's Nodens is the father to Pan, and the Labyrinth is the realm satyr hail from in this work. log in sign up. Note: Nodens is the first of the "Elder Gods", though at the time he was introduced that term did not exist in the Mythos.
He has, however, been known to deliberately help humans, such as when he offers advice to assist Randolph Carter against Nyarlathotep in The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath.
 It is distinct from Ó Nuanáin (found in north County Cork and County Limerick), which is a corruption of Ó hIonmhaineáin; both are now anglicised as Noonan.
Found particularly in County Galway, County Mayo and County Roscommon, the family were a sept of the Uí Fiachrach who settled in Cálraighe, in what is now County Sligo.
H. P. Lovecraft created a number of deities throughout the course of his literary career, including the "Great Old Ones" and aliens, such as the "Elder Things", with sporadic references to other miscellaneous deities (e.g. He was worshipped in ancient Britain, most notably in a temple complex at Lydney Park in Gloucestershire, and possibly also in Gaul. As the findings attested metalworking at Lydney so it could be assumed that the bracelets were produced on-site (Ellen Swift.
The Elder Scrolls metaphysics & philosophy, https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Nodens?oldid=6933272. In stories written after Lovecraft's death, the Elder Gods oppose the Outer Gods and the Great Old Ones. The temple complex at Lydney Park, situated on a steep bluff overlooking the Severn Estuary, is rectangular, measuring 72 by 54 m (236 by 177 ft), with a central cella measuring 29 by 49.5 m (31.7 by 54.1 yd), and its north-western end is divided into three chambers 6.3 m deep.
The Celts" in Folklore, Vol. The site may have been chosen because it offered a clear view of the River Severn near the point at which the Severn Bore begins. Nodens enjoys hunting the servants of the Great Old Ones and the Outer God Nyarlathotep, not through any desire to do good, but because these beings tend to offer the best sport. Nodens' name was one of many invoked by Dharmi Shan. Silvianus has lost a ring and has donated one-half [its worth] to Nodens. The artifacts recovered include a bronze object, which may be a headdress or a vessel, showing a sea-god driving a chariot between torch-bearing putti and tritons. The cella has a mosaic floor, the surviving fragments of which depict dolphins, fish and sea monsters.
H.P.Lovecraft's Dreamlands Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. This intrigues me because Stephen Yeates thinks Nodens might be a god of the iron mines at Lydney, although he starts from the *neu-d root, “to acquire”.
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Miranda Green speculates that Senilis may have been the individual who wore this artifact. To the god Mars Nodontis, the College of Lictors [and] Lucianus Aprilis the traveller, in fulfilment of a vow, Another inscription from Vindolanda on Hadrian's Wall reads "DEO NO/NEPTU", which has been interpreted as "To the god Nodens Neptune". The artifacts recovered include a bronze object, which may be a headdress or a vessel, showing a sea-god driving a chariot between torch-bearing putti and tritons.
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