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Author: Sheila Currie

The Celtic Feast

Celtic Society In the Iron Age, the greatest distinction in society was between the free and the unfree.  Freemen owned the best farms and had…

Painting of Jame VI of Scotland and I of Great Britain

Bloodfeud in Scotland

Blood Blood had a strong visual impact in ‘a society where symbol and ritual were important means of communication’. In 1593 some poor women from…

Fionn leaping over other men

Fionn mac Cumhaill & the Fianna

Who was Fionn mac Cumhall? Fionn mac Cumhaill was the legendary leader of the Fianna or warband. In the manuscript tradition Fionn’s father was called Cumhall. However,…

A painting called Riders of the Sidhe by John Duncan showing the fairy folk on horseback

Course: Celtic Mythology

Celtic Love of Nature The ancient Celts believed that all things, animate and inanimate, possessed a spirit. Mountains, hills and trees were manly; rivers and…