Celtic Gods and Goddesses
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No mortal man could sexually satisfy, so she took a giant from the faery realm as her mate
A minor sun Goddess in her own right before the time when the Cels relegated the majority of their sun images to male deities and their moon images to female ones.
Presided over the outcome of war between several Celtic clans
Held a midnight court to hear the debate on whether the men of her province were keeping their women sexually satisfied or not. She commanded that the men bow to the women's sexual wishes.
Had a magick well that contained mighty healing powers, especially effective against toothache so long as the petitioner left a small white stone at the well to represent the decayed tooth. She is associated with wells and the number 5.
She encouraged human love, but was of course opposed to rape and the forceful nature of love. Aine was also known as a goddess of fertility in that she had control and command over crops and animals.
She learned this herb lore upon her brother's death. In return for her relentless grieving, all the herbs of the world rose from his grave and showed her their many uses. These organized herbs were later spread so that she and humans would never uncover immortality.
He was the cause of the Battle of Trees (Cad Goddeu) because of the theft of a hound, deer, and bird from the underworld. His brother aided in this battle by turning trees into warriors.
Evoked on the eve of the battle to bring favour, and possibly ritual sacrifices were given to her.
Associated with fertility and sometimes considered to be the ancestor of all the Gods (Tuatha de Danann). Anu was also the patroness of springs and fountains, accounting for the numerous St. Anne's Wells throughout Britain today.
He was a very handsome god that was surrounded by four birds that represented kisses.
He was able to kill anyone that dared to look upon his eye. An oracle said that he would be killed by his grandson. In order to stop this he locked his daughter in a tower. He was later killed by Lugh (grandson) using a sling-shot. This happened during the second battle of Magh Tuireadh.
Boann had the child not by her husband but through her lover the Dagda. Neither wanted their secret tryst to be known, and used their powers to alter the babies womb time to 1 day instead of the traditional 9 months.
Associated with the sacred English hot spring known as Aquae Sulis.
Often thought of as the Brigit of England. In 1667 Charles I had her face placed on the coinage where it remains today, reviving an old custom, first instated by the Romans who adopted her as their own.
Brighid is often considered the triple goddess. History tells that the Dagda and Boann had three daughters that were all named Brighid. This combination gives her the traits of wisdom, divination, fire, heath, poetry, prophecy, healing, smithing, and learning.
Found next to the legendary Well of Knowledge from which she filled an endless vessel. She kept this sacred water from humans, feeling they could not handle its power. To merely taste of the waters meant to instantly possess great knowledge, wisdom and divine inspiration
Best known for being depicted on the Gundestrup cauldron. Is thought to have inspired the Saxon legend of "Herne the Hunter".
In her magickal cauldron, she made a potion called greal (from which the word Grail most likely came from). The potion was made from six plants for inspiration and knowledge
Regularly appeared in the form of a crane. She symbolizes transcendent knowledge and transitions to the Otherworld.
Patriach of the Tuatha de Danaans. Was said to have a cauldron which could return dead men to life but rob them of the power of speech.
While some recent legends go so far as to make her the destroyer of her own realm through her excesses and her worship of "idols." By her followers, she is hailed as a Goddess of earthly pleasure. Fishermen of Britain claim to occasionally see her city beneath the French seas, and believe that she will indeed return someday.
The name of Link's horse in the "Legend of Zelda" series.
Llew of the Long Hand. Associated with Lugh of Irish mythology.
He had skills as a warrior, physician, druid, bard, smith, and brewer. He was also the patron of Lugodunum in Gaul
Appeared as a warrior, a carrion crow (Badb) or an old crone.
Inventor of the Gaelic "Ogham" script
Associated with Epona from Gallic mythology.
In early Gaul human sacrifices were offered to him to influence the weather. He was also God of the wheel as well as God of Fertility and a Sky God.
She died giving birth to triplets fathered by three different men. Associated with Samhain, and her rites were once held on her sacred hill in County Meade, a site which held her name. Today it is known as the Hill of Ward.
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