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Author: Sheila Currie

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…