Irish & Celtic Mythology and Folklore

5 Stories of Fionn mac Cumhaill and Finn & Fenian Cycle

Who are the Fenians? First comes Fionn mac Cumhaill (sometimes Finn McCool or Finn MacCool) himself, not the strongest in body of the Fenians, but the truest, wisest, and kindest, gentle to women, generous to men, and trusted by all. If he could help it, he would never let anyone be in trouble or poverty. …

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Goibniu: Irish Celtic God of Blacksmithing and Beer

Goibniu, the Gaelic Hephaestus, who made the Tuatha Dé Dannan, the people of the goddess Danu, invulnerable and immortal with his magical mead, and was also the forger of their weapons. The name is derived from goban = smith. Goibniu was part of the triad of the gods of craftsmanship, alongside Luchtainé, the divine carpenter, …

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Nuada Airgetlam: Story of the King of the Tuatha Dé Danann

The most ancient Celtic or Irish divinity of whom we have any knowledge is Danu herself, the goddess from whom the whole hierarchy of gods received its name of Tuatha Dé Danann. She was the universal mother. Her husband is never mentioned by name, but one may assume him, from British analogies, to have been …

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