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Multifaceted Brigid

…and Brigit, that was a woman of poetry, and poets worshipped her, for her sway was very great and very noble. And she was a woman of healing along with that, and a woman of smith’s work, and it was she first made the whistle for calling one to another through the night.—Lady Gregory, 461 more words

Irish History

Another World

First Love: Cliodhna’s Passion for Ciabhan

Legendary beauty Cliodhna is the patron of the O’Brien family and the source of the Blarney Stone’s mystical ability. 325 more words

Irish History

Another World

Who were the Formorians?

In my novel, Shining Ones: Legacy of the Sidhe, Formorians are the bad guys. They’re used to this role: they’ve been the villains of Irish mythology for thousands of years. 395 more words

Irish History

"Meet Me In The Woods" - Lord Huron

Music to the tune of my current thoughts:

“Meet Me in the Woods” – Lord Huron from the album “Strange Trails

I took a little journey to the unknown, 152 more words

Life

Another World

Ireland’s Tuatha dé Danann: Myth or History?

If you were an Irish school child before World War II, you’d have learned your history began with the Mythological Cycle, accounts written by medieval monks based on oral tradition going back at least two millennia. 397 more words

Irish History

Tuatha Dé Danann

Chapter V

Tuatha Dé Danann

The meaning formerly given to Tuatha Dé Danann was “the men of science who were gods,” danann being here connected with dán, “knowledge.” But the true meaning is “the tribes or folk of the goddess Danu,” which agrees with the cognates Tuatha or Fir Dea, “tribes or men of the goddess.” The name was given to the group, though Danu had only three sons, Brian, Iuchar, and Iucharbar. 1,086 more words

Kingdoms & Cultures

Strange connections

This rave is for Linda G. Hill’s SOC prompt : “strange/stranger/strangest.” As it ‘s already Saturday over here in Oz I’m writing it now. It is a stream of consciousness but I have been mulling over the ideas all week trying to find a way to express them. 817 more words

Creative Writing