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Niamh of the Golden Hair by Judith Shaw

Niamh (meaning ‘bright’ or ‘radiant’) of the Golden Hair, one of the Tuatha de Danann and daughter of Mannanan mac Lir, Celtic God of the Sea, was Queen in the land of Tír na nÓg (pronounced Tear na Noge), the most famous of the Celtic Otherworlds. 954 more words



A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote a quartet of fantasy books set in ancient Ireland and starring a charismatic, slightly-dangerous, and not entirely human creature…  Cormac mac Airt was inspired by a medieval King of Ireland of the same name, and I loved creating him. 893 more words

Fantasy Reads - `The Island of the Mighty'

This week I’m recommending another novel inspired by Celtic mythology. “The Island of the Mighty” is based on one of the ancient Welsh stories from the collection known as “The Mabinogion” (see my post of November 2012). 1,174 more words

Book Reviews

Fantasy Reads - `Dream Angus'

Today I’m recommending a novella in Canongate’s `The Myths’ series. This small Scottish publishing firm had the big idea of commissioning famous authors from all over the world to write modern interpretations of ancient myths.  1,050 more words

Book Reviews

Three line tale: Fionn VII

Towns were unnatural places at the best of times, but this town, in this strange corner of time and place was a nightmare of howling monsters. 87 more words


Beyond the Shamrock: Celtic Lore and Symbolism

Most people in the English-speaking world are familiar with the tradition of Saint Patrick’s Day – originally a Catholic feast day that is now a fun secular celebration for many. 683 more words

Meaningful Miscellany

Warriors of the Tuatha De Danann

“The truth is not known, beneath the sky of stars,
Whether they were of heaven or earth.”

Golden rays from the sun covered Eireann’s green fields that morning. 569 more words