Brigit – Ireland; goddess of agriculture, fire, healing, inspiration, learning divination, occult knowledge, poetry, prophecy, smithcraft. And Aoibhell came to stop him; and when he would not stop with her she put a Druid covering about him, the way no one could see him. A variant name for the character is Áebinn. In pre-Roman Britain, she was the tutelary Goddess of the Brigantes tribe, and like so many Celtic Goddesses, she has some reverend associations.

Creiddylad – Wales; goddess of flowers, love.

In the opening section of the poem, a hideous female giant appears to the poet and drags him kicking and screaming to the court of Queen Aoibheal of the Fairies. The young woman then argues that if his wife has taken a lover, she well deserves one.

Also Aine Cliach, and Cnoc Aine.

Later O'Caoimh, not knowing where his bride to be had vanished off to, agreed to marry Cliona, but the old wise woman confessed to her part in the crime, and gave him the wand to turn the cat back into a woman.

The poem begins by using the conventions of the Aisling, or vision poem, in which the poet is out walking when he has a vision of a woman from the other world. In the meantime, however, she will keep trying to attract an older man in hopes that her unmarried humiliation will finally end.

In Irish legend Aibell (sometimes Aoibheall (modern Irish spelling), also anglicised as Aeval) was the guardian spirit of the Dál gCais, the Dalcassians or Ó Bríen clan. Goddess of fire, fertility, the hearth, all feminine arts and crafts, and martial arts. Called Pwyll pen Annwn (Pwyll, head of Annwn) because he replaced Gwynn ap Nudd as ruler of the underworld at one time. Animals that were sacred to him: bull, ran, stag, and horned serpents. When he accidentally swallowed the last three drops, he was transformed into a bard. Variants: Caridwen, Ceridwen. As a Goddess of sovereignty, she is usually thought of as the Brid of England.

And you ... [more]. He is also linked to several of the legends concerning the sacred Pagan site of Glastonbury Tor where balefires were lit on Beltaine and Samhain up until the Commonwealth period (1640-1660). He is mentioned by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Vita Merlini. Danu – Ireland; Mother of the Gods, she was goddess of rivers and wells, magic, plenty, wisdom. Till morning crowned an eastern cape. King of the Tuatha De Danann at one time, he had to step down when he lost his hand in battle; it was replaced by a silver one. Your email address will not be published.

Britannia – (Romano-Celtic British) Tutelary Goddess.

Nuada – (Noo-ada) Ireland, Wales; god of harpers, healing, historians, magic, poets, warfare, writing. She is answered by an old man who first denounces the wanton promiscuity of young women in general, suggesting that the young woman who spoke before was conceived by a Tinker under a cart. On the way to the ruined monastery at Moinmoy, the messenger explains that the Queen, disgusted by the twin corruptions of Anglo-Irish landlords and English Law, has taken the dispensing of justice upon herself.

When he awakened from a dream of her he sought her out. A brave fellow he was, and powerful, but given to risk and heedless thrills in his hunting and leaping and running and swimming, all the better to impress his friends.

In Seán Ó Seanacháin's song An Buachaill Caol Dubh, Aoibheal appears to the "Dark Slender Boy" (representing alcohol addiction) and his friend the drinker. And whoever heard the playing of that harp would not live long after it.

His name means “fair shining one”. He disgustedly attacks the dissolute lifestyles of young women in general. Variants: Scota, Scatha, Scath. The young woman then calls for the abolition of priestly celibacy, alleging that priests would otherwise make wonderful husbands and fathers. And if we fall," he said, "the strangers will fall with us; and it is many a man will fall by my own hand, and the Gael will be sharing their strong places." She becomes syncretized with the Cappadocian mother Goddess Ma. Aoibheal also features prominently in the 18th-century comic poem Cúirt An Mheán Oíche by Brian Merriman. Gwyddion sought out Blodeuwedd to seek revenge, and for her punishment decided he would turn her into a bird, on which only lived by night, a carnivore whom other birds shunned and feared.

And Meardha's son went where the three sons of the King of Lochlann were, and played on his harp for them, and they died.

Brid represents the supernal mother, fertility, and creative inspiration. Borvo – (Breton) God of healing. And it was Aoibhell gave a golden harp to the son of Meardha the time he was getting his learning at the school of the Sidhe in Connacht and that he heard his father had got his death by the King of Lochlann. There was a stone, Cathair Aine, belonging to her and if anyone sat on the stone, they would be in danger of losing their wits, sit three times and they would lose them forever. Known as Great Queen, Supreme War Goddess, Queen of Phantoms, and Specter Queen, she kept company with Fea (hateful), Badb (fury), and Macha (battle).

Then Dubhlaing threw off the Druid covering that was about him, and he said: 'I will not keep this covering upon me when you cannot see me through it. RSS, Much has been said but little written of the old Irish piseóg, the word of the curse. The first known temple dedicated to Ma-Bellona by the Romans is dated to 296 BCE. Britain) God of war and of the destruction.

Llew Llaw Gyffes – Wales; son of Arianrhod and raised by his uncle Gwydion. When she couldn't dissuade him she cast an ancient Sidhe charm on him, to make him appear other than he was.

For it was that fairies, the sidhe, were known to hurl ... [more], The sinister crone of the woods, the wishing thorn, there are as many tales told of the blackthorn trees of Ireland as there are spiky thorns on its branches. 15 Breathtaking Illustrations Of Fairy Tales From The 1920s.

Boann – Ireland; goddess of the River Byone and mother of Angus Mac Og by the Dagda.

He declares his humiliation at finding her already pregnant on their wedding night and the gossip which has surrounded the "premature" birth of "his" son ever since. a college education can seem like just that — a dream.

Branwen – (Manx, Welsh, Pan-Celtic) Sister of Bran the Blesses and wife of the Irish king Mathowch. Ancient Celtic images show him seated in a lotus position, naked, with antlers or horns on his head. Manannan Mac Lir – (May-nah-naun) Ireland, Wales; a shapeshifting god of the sea, magic, navigators, commerce, storms, rebirth, weather. Feb 20, 2020 - The mystical magical power of feminine wiliness. A woman was out one day looking after her sheep in the valley, and coming by a little stream she sat down to rest, when suddenly she seemed to hear the sound of low music, and turning round, beheld at some distance a crowd of people dancing and making merry. Another aspect of Danu; associated with Imbolc. The young woman further bewails the contempt with which she is treated by the married women of the village. Arianrhod – Wales; goddess of beauty, fertility, and reincarnation. The number of her priestesses was nineteen, representing the nineteen-year cycle of the “Celtic Great Year”.

And they went back into the battle, and got their death there.

And she grew afraid and turned her head away not to see them. His festival was Lughnassadh, or Lunasa – August 1.

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And Murchadh looked around him, and he said: "It seems to me I hear the sound of the blows of Dubhlaing ua Artigan, but I do not see himself."

Weapons that he forged always hit their mark and made fatal wounds. Together they flew away to Bruigh na Boinne, his megalithic site north of Tara, where they sang so wonderfully that the whole of Ireland fell into a peaceful sleep for three days and three nights. She played that harp for Brian Ború on the eve of his great battle with the Vikings, telling him that although he would be victorious, his life would be forfeit, and so it was. Called the Shadowy One, She Who Strikes Fear, and the Dark Goddess, she was a warrior woman and prophetess who lived in Albion, possibly on the Isle of Skye, and taught martial arts. He was lord of a wide land, and he wasn't hard on the poo ... [more], A woman was out one day looking after her sheep in the valley, and coming by a little stream she sat down to rest, when suddenly she seemed to hear the sound of low music, and turning round, beheld at some distance a crowd of people dancing and making merry.

The Dagda – Ireland; god of the arts, knowledge, magic, music, prophecy, prosperity, regeneration.

"I will not give up Murchadh," he said, "or my own good name, for silver or gold." Amatheon – Welsh magician, son of Don, who taught his craft to his brother Gwyddion. Venus of the Northern Seas; one of the three matriarchs of Britain; Lady of the Lake (cauldron); Goddess of Love and Beauty.

She became the symbol of the British Empire after being partly syncretized with the war goddess Minerva.

To the poet's horror, the younger woman angrily points him out as a 30-year-old bachelor and describes her many failed attempts to attract his interest in hopes of becoming his wife. Her name comes from the old Irish word brigh, meaning “Power”; “Renown”; “Fiery Arrow or Power” (Breo-saighead). She was the ruler of a sídhe in north Munster, and her dwelling place was Craig Liath, the grey rock, a hill overlooking the Shannon about two miles north of Killaloe.

AND Aoibhell, another woman of the Sidhe, made her dwelling-place in Craig Liath, and at the time of the battle of Cluantarbh she set her love on a young man of Munster, Dubhlaing ua Artigan, that had been sent away in disgrace by the King of Ireland. Known as Prince of Song, Chief of the Bards of the West, and Patron of Druids, he was a great magician, bard, and shapeshifter who gained his knowledge from the goddess Cerridwen directly.

The young woman then argues that if his wife has taken a lover, she well deserves one. She became identified with Caelestis, at Corbridge Northumberland, there is an altar inscribed to various deities, including Caelestic Brigantia. Thus she became an owl. She was also a daughter of the Dagda.

As a crowd of infuriated women prepares to flog him into a quivering bowl of jelly, he awakens to find it was all a terrible nightmare.

The people who came before, whose blood still runs in some, planted them around their tombs and sacred places and bound the lunantisidhe, or moon fairies to protect them, save only on the ful ... [more], Once upon a time there was a poor woman with three daughters, and one day the eldest decided to seek her fortunes in the world.

So they went where she was, and she bade them both to quit the battle, for they would lose their lives in it.

Variants: Angus or Oengus of the Brugh, Angus Mac Oc. Blodeuwedd was created from the flowers of oak, broom, and meadowsweet by Gwyddion and Math as a wife for Gwyddion’s nephew Llew. She was married to Mathowch, a king of Ireland who fought a battle with Bran after a wedding feast insult.

Variants: Creudylad, Cordelia. [5] A variant name for the character is Áebinn.[6]. The name Aoibhell may come from Gaelic aoibh, meaning "beauty" (or aoibhinn "beautiful"). She also states that abolishing priestly celibacy is something only the Vatican can do and counsels patience.

But the king's son saw through the deception and demanded to be taken to Aoibhell – she told them that himself and Dubhlaing would both die in the coming battle, but the prince said he'd bring enough men with him that it would be worth the price. She died of a broken heart during the war between Wales and England, which began with an insult at her wedding feast, which she believed was her fault. And Aoibhell came to stop him; and when he would not stop with her she put a Druid covering about him, the way no one could see him.