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Irish Wedding Traditions

Irish wedding traditions date far back in history and many have survived in one form or another today. These Irish wedding traditions were rooted in nature came from folklore and superstitions for …

Mapping the Mysterious Ancient Carvings of Naked Women Across Ireland

Mapping the Mysterious Ancient Carvings of Naked Women Across Ireland

No one can say for certain when, how, where, or why the Sheela-na-gigs were made, or even what they are meant to represent.

This app contains a summary of the mythology of the Banshee (or Bean Sidhe), a female spirit from Irish mythology who was said to herald the death of a member of a noble family. She was a faery-like being, associated with the Celtic Otherworld and the crow Goddess called The Morrigan.

This app contains a summary of the mythology of the Banshee (or Bean Sidhe), a female spirit from Irish mythology who was said to herald the death of a member of a noble family. She was a faery-like being, associated with the Celtic Otherworld and the crow Goddess called The Morrigan.

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend

Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

In Irish and Scottish mythology, Cailleach is a divine hag, a creatrix, and possibly an ancestral deity or deified ancestor. The word Cailleach means 'hag' in modern Gaelic, and has been applied to numerous mythological figures in Ireland, Scotla

Cailleach From Winter Theme

In Irish and Scottish mythology, Cailleach is a divine hag, a creatrix, and possibly an ancestral deity or deified ancestor. The word Cailleach means 'hag' in modern Gaelic, and has been applied to numerous mythological figures in Ireland, Scotla

CHUCHULAIN

Irish Character Profiles Archives - Page 3 of 7 - Bard Mythologies

CHUCHULAIN

In Irish mythology, Ethniu or Eithne, is the daughter of the Fomorian leader Balor, and the mother of Lugh.

Eithne - Bard Mythologies

In Irish mythology, Ethniu or Eithne, is the daughter of the Fomorian leader Balor, and the mother of Lugh.

Cuchulainn’s Training With Scathach

Cuchulainn’s Training With Scathach - Bard Mythologies

When Cuculainn set out to court his wife, Emer, her father, Forgall the Wily, was dead set against it. He knew Cuchulainn by reputation, and believed his wonderful daughter would have a terrible life with him, so he set out to do everything he could to keep the pair. He disguised himself as a merchant... [Read More]

Maeve

Maeve - Bard Mythologies

Background: Maeve (Medb) was one of the daughters of the king of Tara, who killed her pregnant sister. Maeve then married Aillil and took over the territory of Connacht, which would have belonged to her sister had she lived. She was most famous for her role as the queen of Connacht during the Battle for... [Read More]

The Swan In Celtic Mythology | Transceltic - Home of the Celtic nations

The Swan In Celtic Mythology

The Swan, which is called "Eala" in Scots Gaelic, "Eala" in Irish, "Alarch" in Welsh, "Alarc’h" in Breton, "Olla" in Manx and "Alargh" Cornish, is known for its majestic grace and gliding mystical beauty. Little wonder then that these birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus are associated with the gods and goddesses of the pre-Christian Celtic peoples. They are seen as having links to the Otherworld (Aos Si) community whose world was reached through mists, hills, lakes, ponds…

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The Crow in Irish Mythology

In Irish mythology, the crow is seen as a manifestation of the Morrigan (in Irish, Mór-ríoghain), meaning phantom/great Queen. She was a deity signifying ‘battle, strife and sovereignty’, a harbinger of war and death, who spoke of the battlefield as ‘her garden’.

Celtic Mythology

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Deirdre is the foremost tragic heroine in Irish legend. She is known by the epithet "Deirdre of the Sorrows".

Deirdre

Deirdre is the foremost tragic heroine in Irish legend. She is known by the epithet "Deirdre of the Sorrows".

In Irish-Celtic myth, Ogma is the god of eloquence and learning. A member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, he may be related to the Gallic god Ogmios.

The Old Tribes of Ireland

In Irish-Celtic myth, Ogma is the god of eloquence and learning. A member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, he may be related to the Gallic god Ogmios.

Druids and Bards. The Celtic poets or bards, of whatever grade, were composers of eulogy and satire, and a chief duty was that of composing and reciting verses on heroes and their deeds, and memorising the genealogies of their patrons. It was essential to their livelihood that they increase the fame of their patrons, via tales, poems and songs

Druids and Bards. The Celtic poets or bards, of whatever grade, were composers of eulogy and satire, and a chief duty was that of composing and reciting verses on heroes and their deeds, and memorising the genealogies of their patrons. It was essential to their livelihood that they increase the fame of their patrons, via tales, poems and songs

Ancient "book" of Runes, Norway, c. 15th Century.

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