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'Irish Superstitions'

It can definitely be argued that superstitions are intrinsically tied in with traditional folklore, and with a culture as steeped in customs and fables as Ireland’s, it’s no surprise that there are more than a handful of superstitions unique to the country and its people. 719 more words



Fáilas was one of the four cities of the Tuatha Dé Danann, along with Gorias, Findias, and Murias, whence they came to Ireland. Morfessa was the instructor of learning there. 29 more words

Irish History

Winter Solstice: A Festival of Light

Winter is here. We, in the northern hemisphere, feel her enfold us. She is the Ice Queen. Cloaked in black frost, exhaling snowflakes in a great rush of crystal, she ushers us inside and bids us remember who we are. 471 more words


Ancient Land

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Haibun Monday at dVerse tonight and here is our topic from Toni Spencer.

I was reading the Night Before Christmas and was struck by the last line of the story poem:  And to all a goodnight! 

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Celtic Mythology: The Three Noble Strains

Healer of each wounded warrior,
Comforter of each fine woman,
Guiding refrain over the blue water,
Image-laden, sweet-sounding music! –Book of the O’Connor Don

In Celtic mythology, we’re told about The Dagda (the Good god of the Gaelic gods) who was a king within the fairy race known as the Tuatha Dé Danann. 443 more words

Irish Mythology

The Celtic Goddess, Boann

BOANN (Boínd, Boínn) is the Goddess of water, fertility, inspiration and knowledge. Her name is interpreted as ‘white cow’ (bó fhionn) in the Dindsenchas. According to the Lebor Gabála Érenn she was the daughter of Delbáeth, of the Tuatha Dé Danann. 171 more words

Irish Mythology

The Girl in the Tower

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Eithne wandered to her bedroom window, rubbing her eyes and trying to make sense of the strange dream she’d just had. 880 more words