The Banshee: The Wailing Fairy Woman of Ireland


The rich mythological history of Ireland is full of unique creatures of the fairy realm. The most famous of these would undoubtedly be the leprechaun, but the fairy folk also include creatures like the mysterious Pooka, the headless horseman known as the Dullahan, and the changelings which take the place of human infants. But aside …

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The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of War and Fate


Every pantheon always has a female deity augmenting the influence of those around them. We have seen it in every significant mythology: Isis in Egyptian tales, Yemonja in African myths, and of course, the Greek Rhea and her Roman counterpart Ops. However, we haven’t heard of many female figures across mythology directly connected to the …

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Taranis: The Celtic God of Thunder and Storms


Celtic mythology is a rich, complex tapestry of beliefs and traditions. At the center of the tapestry is the Celtic pantheon. One of the most intriguing and powerful figures of the pantheon was the ferocious sky god of thunder and storms, Taranis. Etymology of Taranis Taranis is an ancient figure whose name can be traced …

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Druids: The Ancient Celtic Class That Did It All

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Are they wizards? Do they hoard ancient, terrible secrets? What is the deal with the druids?! The druids were an ancient class of people within Celtic cultures. They were counted as scholars, priests, and judges. To the societies they served, their insight was deemed invaluable. Leading up to the Gallic Wars (58-50 BCE), the druids …

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Cailleach: The Celtic Goddess of Winter 

Cailleach, The Celtic Goddess of Winter

Cailleach, also known as the Cailleach Bhéara or the Hag of Beara is a crone-like figure of the Celtic world. Cailleach, whose name literally translates to ‘old woman,’ is a divine hag in Celtic mythology, associated with Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man. She is regarded as the goddess of the winds, wilderness, and …

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