Tír na nÓg
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Tír na nÓg is one of the worlds that are participating in The Game. It's based on Celtic mythology and European folktales and is named after Celtic otherworld.
The exiled soul of Tír na nÓg is Lugh, God of Sun and Light and Balor's grandson.
Tír na nÓg is a world of abundant nature and fairies. Balor described the fairies as mischievous beings that toy with fate using pranks. The fate includes those of life as well as death and partings, which are said to attract the fairies. Old age and death are part of Tír na nÓg's system of eternity, in which they are recycled into youth and life. The responsiblity of getting old and dying falls to the kings of Tír na nÓg, such as Balor and Grimalkin, while the rest stay young. The kings then handover the responsibility to their successor before dying.
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- Tír na nÓg translates to "Land of the Young" is the name of the Celtic otherworld in Irish mythology.
- The world itself in-game is composed of multiple mythologies belonging not only of Celtic origins but also of many other European myths and tales.
- Alberich is a character in the play Der Ring des Nibelungen written by a German composer debuting in around 1876. The characters are based loosely from Norse stories and Nibelungenlied an epic poem in Middle High German. Alberich's character himself borrows heavily from the Norse dwarf Andvari.
- Balor, in Irish mythology, was the leader of the Fomorians, a group of malevolent supernatural beings, but he was defeated by his own grandson who was part of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
- Barguest is primarily of Nothern English folklore, described as a large black bear or dog that serves as an omen of death.
- Cu Sith, Leannan Sidhe, and Cait Sith are supernatural beings of Celtic origin and depending on the region is spelled differently; often called "sith" when in the Scottish Gaelic language or "sídhe" in the Irish language.
- Fisher King comes from the story Perceval, the Story of the Grail by a French poet though the character's roots may have Celtic origins.
- Krampus is a Central European creature that punished children who misbehave on the Christmas season.
- Leib is a deity in Sami mythology and worshipped by the Sami people inhabiting the cultural region of Sápmi, which today encompasses large northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula within the Murmansk Oblast of Russia.
- MacRoich is a character of the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. His full name is Fergus mac Róich.
- Melusine has stories that vary in multiple parts of Europe though is usually connected to and associated with the northern and western parts of France.
- Tomte is a being from Scandinavian folklore.
- Yule's origin in Tir na nOg is through his connection as being one of Santa Claus' reindeer, who is often noted as a Westernized depiction of St. Nicholas or Sinterklaas, a legendary figure in some European countries.