The Dubh Sidhe, or Dark Faeries, is a race of tricksters who often take the form of ravens. The Raven is considered one of the oldest and wisest of animals. In Celtic mythology they have the power of prophecy and also act as a messengers for the Irish and Welsh gods.
Cuchulainn carries Ferdiad across the river. While we may suspect a few characters, such as Medb or Cú Roí, of once being deities, and Cú Chulainn in particular displays superhuman prowess, the characters are mortal and associated with a specific time and place. If the Mythological Cycle represents a Golden Age, the Ulster Cycle is Ireland's Heroic Age.
The Triskelion 3 rings -invoke the 3 fates in several ancient traditions. Celtic Goddesses appear in 3s, ancient Great Earth Mother was the Triple Goddess: Maiden, Mother and Crone. Snail shells, water flows, star systems - our DNA. Among the most ancient symbols. Mystical triple patterns symbolize womb, death and rebirth, and the coiled serpent or dragon, both regarded as sacred in the old religion, representing the Earth energies.
Danu is the oldest Celtic goddess. In Celtic mythology, she was the great mother goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann (The Tribes of Danu). Few stories about Danu have survived, and yet the reverence in which she was held still remains. Her influence spread far across the British Isles and Europe, where the Danube River was named for her.