God and Goddess

Meaningful Connection to the Land

As pagans we aspire to be connected to the Earth to live harmoniously via a spiritual relationship with deity as we see it – be it goddess and god or various polytheistic forms. This would seem to be an aspiration of virtually all pagans – Wiccans, Druids, Shamans, Witches etc. and pagans who wear no… Continue reading Meaningful Connection to the Land

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The Luminous Plain: Images of the Ineffable

In previous posts, we discussed places within the earthly realms which were seen as portals to the Celtic Otherworld. We have also begun an initial discussion of the names and attributes of the inhabitants of the Otherworld. In this post we will explore the nature and appearance of the Otherworld realms, as they are described… Continue reading The Luminous Plain: Images of the Ineffable

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Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes

In last month's blog, we learned about Celtic deities from the Iron Age in various parts of the European mainland. This month we will look at what can be known - or surmised - about gods and goddesses in Ireland, including how their names were pronounced and their primary powers or attributes. Like the Continental… Continue reading Calling to the Hollow Hills: Irish Gods – Names and Attributes

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The Ever Changing Faces of The Gods

Over the last thousand years or so there have been huge changes in religion – most notably the one god coming to replace the many – the Judeo-Christian god Yahweh, who has swept through the world at the end of a conquering sword or a gun. However, as with all things in life, change eventually… Continue reading The Ever Changing Faces of The Gods

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Four Treasures of the Tuatha De Danann

The Stone of Fal (earth/feminine/destiny) Fal's Stone or otherwise known as the "Stone of Destiny" is not only a figurative stone steeped in Celtic mythology but also an actual stone on the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland. It was brought to Ireland from the magical city of Falias by the poet Morfessa. It… Continue reading Four Treasures of the Tuatha De Danann

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Basic Mythological Beliefs

As mentioned earlier, various Celtic groups branched off over time and created their own strikingly similar but unique culture, art, language and mythology. Separated geographically, they are all still considered to be Celtic and many of their stories and deities share clear similarities. Even if this wasn’t the case, neighboring tribes may have had differing… Continue reading Basic Mythological Beliefs