Celtic Mythology Project
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Gods, Celtic Goddesses
|This is our Celtic Gods and Celtic Goddesses Project. Here you will find information on Celtic Gods, Celtic
Goddesses, Heroes and Battles from Celtic Mythology. This
is only a start, more Celtic Gods and Celtic Goddesses will be added
soon. Each Celtic God and Celtic Goddess listed below has a clickable
link for more information.
|Brighid - Celtic Goddess of poetry, wisdom, smithing and arcane learning.
Her name means "Queen ", "the powerful one ", or "the exalted ". She
is Daughter of An Dagda (the good
God), the Supreme Celtic God of the Irish pantheon. The Celtic Goddess
Brighid and the Irish Saint Brighid share many of the same attributes,
leading many to believe that the Celtic Goddess Brighid and the Saint
of the same name are actually one and the same. Brighid has a close
association with fire, protection of the land and fertility of domestic
Dagda "The Good God".
An Dagda is considered to be the Father of the Celtic Gods & Goddesses
of the Irish pantheon of Celtic mythology. The "good " in "The Good
God" doesn't refer to morality, but to being good, or skilled at everything.
He is associated with very basic, Earthy functions like eating, drinking,
sex and generally having a good time. He is the Celtic God and master
of Druidry, closely associated with the Oak tree, fertility of the
land, and agriculture, things usually associated with goddesses. His
purpose is to fertilize these Earth Goddesses, which is why the old
stories recount His sexual prowess over and over again. His festival
is the Feast of Samhain. READ
|Morrigan - with royal torque, two spears, celtic sword,
shield and cape, She is a Celtic Goddess in the tradition of the Celtic
warrior. Like many Celtic Goddesses, Morrigan is often shown naked,
Her skin covered in tattoos. In Celtic Mythology, to uncover the tattoos
was to activate the magic they contained, giving the warrior strength,
courage, ferocity and good fortune in battle.
Her sisters are the Irish Celtic Goddesses Macha and Badb. Together
they form a triple aspect Celtic Goddess of war. She appears in both
the Mythological Cycle and the Ulster Cycle (of the old Irish tales)
particularly in the Cattle Raid of Cooley, which is very heavily battle
oriented. There is far more to this Goddess than is readily apparent. READ MORE -->
|Lugh - The Celtic God Lugh is the God of Light or the harvest, His festival,
on August 1st, is called Lughnasadh.
He is reputed to be the divine father of Cú Chúlainn.
The Celtic God Lugh is worshipped in Irish Tradition as a deity of
the sun. This connection with the sun may explain his name (it means
"shining one"), and it also may account for the attributes
that he displays: he is handsome, perpetually youthful, and has a
tremendous energy and vitality. This energy manifests itself especially
in the number of skills he has mastered. READ
|Epona - Continetal Celtic Goddess of horses, mules, and cavalrymen. worshipped
throughout Gaul, and even as far as Rome. Her cult was adopted by
the Roman calvary, the only Celtic Goddess to be worshipped 'officially'
by Romans. Epona's symbol is the Cornucopia which suggests that she
could also have been a Celtic Goddess of fertility. She is also identified
with the Celtic goddess Edain. She may also be one and the same as
the Irish Celtic Goddess Macha.
|Palu - obscure ancient Celtic Goddess consulted for divination and associated
with cat cults. Also considered a Mother Goddess.
(bahl-or) The Celtic God Balor was
one of the kings of the Fomhoire of Irish Celtic
Mythology. He is sometimes called Balor of the Piercing Eye, for
his gaze would kill all he looked upon. His one eye was covered by
a great eyelid with a ring pierced through it. It took four men to
lift it using the ring. He is sometimes associated with the sun in
its destructive aspect of scorching heat, drought and withering crops.
His grandson, Lugh, represents the
opposite, beneficial aspect of the sun in Celtic Myth. READ
Irish Celtic God of the Sea, embodies
Transformation and Change
Manannan is one of the most popular Gods of Irish Celtic mythology.
He is lord of the sea, beyond or under which the Land of Youth or
Islands of the Dead lie. The Celtic God
Manannan wore a great cloak which was capable of taking on every kind
of colour, like the widespread field of the sea as looked on from
a height; and as the protector of the island of Erin it was said that
when any hostile force invaded it they heard his thunderous tramp
and the flapping of his mighty cloak as he marched angrily round and
round their camp at night. The Isle of Man, seen dimly from the Irish
coast, was supposed to be the throne of Manannan, and to take its
name from this deity. READ
Og, Anegus or Oengus
Young Celtic God of Love, harpist, Poet
Angus Og, son of Dagda, is the Irish
Celtic God of love. Angus Og's palace was supposed to be at New Grange,
on the Boyne. Four bright birds that ever hovered about his head were
supposed to be his kisses taking shape in this lovely form, and at
their singing love came springing up in the hearts of youths and maidens. READ MORE -->
|More To Come
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