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The Lament of the Four Cities  Fiona McLeod (1855-1905).  And Finias Falias what happened?  And 'perhaps the wave to hide Murias?  And Gorias know the sunrise?....full poem translated from Irish into Italian and back into English, read at link.

The Lament of the Four Cities Fiona McLeod (1855-1905). And Finias Falias what happened? And 'perhaps the wave to hide Murias? And Gorias know the sunrise?....full poem translated from Irish into Italian and back into English, read at link.

THE MORRIGAN is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility. Her name translates as either “Great Queen” or “Phantom Queen,” and both epithets are entirely appropriate for her.

THE MORRIGAN is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility. Her name translates as either “Great Queen” or “Phantom Queen,” and both epithets are entirely appropriate for her.

Manannán mac Lir is a sea deity in Irish mythology. 'Mac Lir' means "son of the sea". As well as being a sea god, he is also seen as a psychopomp and is associated with the Otherworld and the veil between the worlds. He is affiliated with both the Tuatha Dé Danann and the Fomorians.

Manannán mac Lir is a sea deity in Irish mythology. 'Mac Lir' means "son of the sea". As well as being a sea god, he is also seen as a psychopomp and is associated with the Otherworld and the veil between the worlds. He is affiliated with both the Tuatha Dé Danann and the Fomorians.

Irish Goddess Tailtiu was the foster mother of the god of light, Lugh, for whom Lughnasadh was named.

Irish Goddess Tailtiu was the foster mother of the god of light, Lugh, for whom Lughnasadh was named.

Danu & the Tuatha Dé Danann. CAER IBORMEITH daughter of ETHAL ANUBUAL of Sidh Uamain. CAER is a shape-shifter and transforms on alternate years on the feast of Samhain into a swan. OENGHUS Irish god of love and one of the Tuatha De Danann dreams of CAER and consequently falls in love with her father forbids the union and OENGHUS changes himself into a swan and flies off with his true love (see Green, 1997, Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend).

Danu & the Tuatha Dé Danann. CAER IBORMEITH daughter of ETHAL ANUBUAL of Sidh Uamain. CAER is a shape-shifter and transforms on alternate years on the feast of Samhain into a swan. OENGHUS Irish god of love and one of the Tuatha De Danann dreams of CAER and consequently falls in love with her father forbids the union and OENGHUS changes himself into a swan and flies off with his true love (see Green, 1997, Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend).

CLIODNA. The legend of CLIODNA of the fair hair  is a wonderfully romantic tale in Celtic mythology. She is the  Goddess of the Sea, the Afterlife, and as the Celtic Aphrodite, a Goddess of Beauty.  One of the Tuatha de Danann, resides in Tir Taingaire, the Land of Promise, an Otherworld where there is no violence or death. Cliodna is the daughter of Gebann, the chief Druid.

CLIODNA. The legend of CLIODNA of the fair hair is a wonderfully romantic tale in Celtic mythology. She is the Goddess of the Sea, the Afterlife, and as the Celtic Aphrodite, a Goddess of Beauty. One of the Tuatha de Danann, resides in Tir Taingaire, the Land of Promise, an Otherworld where there is no violence or death. Cliodna is the daughter of Gebann, the chief Druid.

A difficult entity to classify, the Dagda, a powerful Celtic deity whose power Is comparable to Odin or Perun. In some literature, a faerie lord of considerable power. His club was both a weapon of great destruction and able to restore life to the dead, often depicted with a cauldron said to be bottomless, he would come to the aid of travellers. His harp, when played had the power to restore the seasons to their natural order. Said to have lain with the Morrigan in exchange for battle plans.

A difficult entity to classify, the Dagda, a powerful Celtic deity whose power Is comparable to Odin or Perun. In some literature, a faerie lord of considerable power. His club was both a weapon of great destruction and able to restore life to the dead, often depicted with a cauldron said to be bottomless, he would come to the aid of travellers. His harp, when played had the power to restore the seasons to their natural order. Said to have lain with the Morrigan in exchange for battle plans.

The Cailleach ::The ancient Goddess of the lands we refer to as Scotland, as well turning up in Irish mythology. According to myth, it is from her apron that the stones fell that created the mountains, and it is from her touch that the bare earth is covered with snow and frost. The Cailleach may appear to be a “death” Goddess as we are surrounded in Winter’s bleakness however it is during this time of repose, light and life is drawn away from the surface, deep into the earth itself::

The Cailleach ::The ancient Goddess of the lands we refer to as Scotland, as well turning up in Irish mythology. According to myth, it is from her apron that the stones fell that created the mountains, and it is from her touch that the bare earth is covered with snow and frost. The Cailleach may appear to be a “death” Goddess as we are surrounded in Winter’s bleakness however it is during this time of repose, light and life is drawn away from the surface, deep into the earth itself::

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