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Taliesin's Feast Day

For Taliesin Radiant Brow, the great Bard of Wales on his Feast Day:

Bright-Browed, Wave-Bourne

One can float so long in the darkness

rocked softly, rocked violently, 61 more words

Druidism

Mac Lir's Statue Stolen

A statue of Manannán Mac Lir on Binevenagh Mountain in Ireland, near Limavady in County Londonderry, was recently stolen. Really this is an act of desecration as a cross was left in its place with that all-too familiar message of militant monotheism, ‘you shall have no other gods before me’. 431 more words

Polytheism

Silver Branch Arrangements

It’s been quiet here for a bit, what with the burden of work and serious family health issues. So I think it’s time for a poem. 157 more words

Polytheism

Imbas Offerings

While I’ve worked with the seeking of and cultivating of imbas for many years, I had never done the traditional imbas forosnai ritual, as I could not do a go-around of the traditional offering as recorded in Cormac’s Glossary, the most important academic study of it being Nora Chadwick’s 1935 article of the same name in Scottish Gaelic Studies (Vol. 616 more words

Polytheism

Thinking of Sweeney

One of my favorite poetic works is Seamus Heaney’s translation/version of the Buile Suibhne (Sweeney’s Frenzy) Sweeney Astray. In his introduction Heaney writes “…the literary imagination that fastened upon him as an image was clearly in the grip of a tension between the newly dominant Christian ethos and the older, recalcitrant Celtic temperament. 267 more words

Celtic Paganism