Irish & Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Creation & Apocalypse Myth in Celtic Mythology & Folklore

Celtic creation myth No complete Celtic myth has survived describing the creation of the world, however through cross referencing multiple existing myths and stories from Roman historians, it’s possible to piece together how the Celts viewed the creation of the world. In the Senchus Mór, a set of Celtic Irish religious laws, we learn that …

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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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All about Miach & Airmid: Celtic Irish Gods of Healing

Diancecht, the Celtic Irish god of medicine, had several children, of whom two followed their father’s profession as healers. These were Miach and his sister Airmid, and were considered as seen as a god and goddess of healing. Healing the hand of King Nuada Airgetlam Background When the Tuatha Dé Danann arrived in Ireland, they …

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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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All about Nuada Airgetlam & His Sword (Celtic Mythology God)

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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