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Irish Mythology | The Rough Month of the Cuckoo

The Scairbhín ( pronounced skara-veen) is an Irish weather phenomenon I know only too well, but until very recently, did not know it had a name. 546 more words

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Irish Mythology | Tree Lore (Part Two) - The Hawthorn

In the last few weeks, the fierce golden blaze of yellow gorse which swept through Ireland’s hedgerows like wild-fire, has given way to the gentler, creamy-white froth of hawthorn blossom.  517 more words

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Diarmuid & Grainne

One of the great Romantic legends of Ireland is that of Diarmuid & Grainne, similar to the Legends of King Arthur and the romance between his wife Guinevere and right hand man Sir Lancelot. 464 more words

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The Morrígan

The Morrígan (“phantom queen”) in Irish mythology she is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. 232 more words

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Irish Mythology | The Swan

Swans feature often in tales of Irish mythology, the most famous of which is undoubtedly that of the Children of Lir.

At over 1.5 metres in length, weighing over 15 kilos, and with a wingspan of up to 3 metres, the swan is considered one of our largest flying birds.   1,039 more words

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The Tuatha Dé Danann

CORANN was the best of the harpers of the household of the Dagda. he was harper to the Dagda’s son, Diancecht. With his harp, he called to Cailcheir one of the swine of Debrann. 116 more words

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Sjoestedt's Celtic Gods and Heroes: Part One, The Basics

I first found this book through the Celtic Reconstructionist FAQ’s Reading List as one of their beginner-level recommendations. This is the one that seems to be the tip of the iceberg: it’ll give you a general introduction, nothing too difficult, nothing too fancy. 997 more words

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