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MacSuibhne's Feast showing a chief, his wife and retinue being entertained by a poet to harp accompaniment

Poets: The Curries

Who were the Curries? In the Scottish Highlands, people could make an excellent from composing poetry in Gaelic. The Currie dynasty of poets were the…

Viking ships in a 12th century manuscript

Origins of the Vikings

Were the Vikings the worst plunderers of churches? Were they the axe-wielding murderers of innocent monks? Along with all that, they are remembered for their…

A man & woman ride toward a magical city

The Banshee – A’Bhan-sìthe

The word ‘fairy’ does not translate sìth well at all well. You know that old expression ‘lost in translation? Well, ‘fairy’ is the ultimate understatement. The sìthichean have awesome…

A runestone showing Odin ridiing Sleipnir his 8 legged horse over a longship

Viking Myth: The Poetic Edda

Yggdrasill, sacrificing himself to himself; the red-bearded Thor swings his hammer against the giant enemy; the ravening wolf Fenrir leaps forward to seize the Father…

A Queen of the Fairies

Anu, Goddess of Munster Anu or Ana was a goddess, the personification of the rivers, the seas and the oceans, who embodied fertility, abundance, and…

The Gundestrup Cauldron showing scenes of Gaelic Mythology

The Celtic Feast

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