The things a nerd brain holds onto

Jesse is playing a video game called "Kingdoms Of Amalur Reckoning. One of the races in the game are called the "Tuatha".

And the only thing I can think of every time that race is mentioned is that word is one of the words used in Willow's spell to bring Fin Raziel back to her human form.

That movie was made in 1988. That spell was repeated only 2 times in the whole movie. And the word "TOOWATHA" was only ONE FREAKING WORD out of that spell.

And that's the memory association I have. Granted, I've watched the film many times, but to find myself leaping out of bed and exclaiming to Jesse "THAT'S ONE OF THE WORDS THAT WILLOW USED IN HIS SPELLS!" just so clearly stamps NERD on my forehead.

Nerd.

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Tuatha de denaan. The people of the earth goddess Danu. Irish mythology.

I think the 'th' is supposed to be silent, but I'm not sure. Gaelic pronunciations befuddle me.
Yup, exactly. And 'de' is obviously connected to the Indo-European root word that leads to 'deus', 'deity', etc, etc.