Celtic mythology

In Celtic mythology, Lugh or Lug was a god of the sun and light known for his handsome appearance and skills in arts and crafts. A patron of heroes, Lug appears in many Irish and Welsh legends. Lug was the son of Cian and the grandson of Balor, the king of the evil Formorians, a race of violent, supernatural beings who lived in darkness. Lug became king of the Tuatha Dé Danaan, married the mortal woman Dechtire, and had a son named Cuchulain, who became a great hero.

Lugh: Irish deity of the sun, & High King of the distant past. His Gaulish counterpart is Lugus & Welsh counterpart is Lleu Llaw Gyffes.

Rhiannon is the Celtic Goddess of the earth and fertility, of horses, birds, inspiration and the moon.

Rhiannon is the Celtic Goddess of the earth & fertility, of horses, birds, inspiration & the moon.

Myths and Legends – From www.scotland.org, the official gateway site to Scotland

Scottish Myths and Legends – Creatures of Scotland, including the fairy and loch ness monster, as well as more obscure tales

White deer hold a place in the mythology of many cultures. Celtic people considered them to be messengers from the other world, and other pre-Indo-European cultures, especially in the north. The Celts believed that the white stag would appear when one was transgressing a taboo, such as when Pwyll trespassed into Arawn’s hunting grounds. Also, if you catch a white stag he will answer a question in exchange for freedom.

The White Stag -- The white stag is a familiar creature of myth and legend.

The Cat Sìth or Cat Sidhe is a fairy creature from Celtic mythology, said to resemble a large black cat with a white spot on its breast. Legend has it that the spectral cat haunts the Scottish Highlands. The legends surrounding this creature are more common in Scottish folklore, but a few occur in Irish. Some common folklore suggested that the Cat Sìth was not a fairy, but a witch that could transform into a cat nine times

Pretty Black Kitty -- Brings out my witchy side! Christopher Burdett artwork - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

Celtic mythology: A-Z List of Celtic Gods and Goddesses, spirits and monsters names

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Tuatha Dé Danann, by Maÿon. In Irish-Celtic mythology, the Tuatha Dé Danann are the Irish race of gods, founded by the goddess Danu. These gods, who originally lived on 'the islands in the west', had perfected the use of magic. They traveled on a big cloud to the land that later would be called Ireland and settled there. The Tuatha Dé were later driven to the underworld. There they still live as invisible beings and are known as the Aes sidhe. In a just battle, they will fight beside mortals

Tuatha Dé Danann, by Maÿon. In Irish-Celtic mythology, the Tuatha Dé Danann are the Irish race of gods, founded by the goddess Danu.

Cerridwen : Welsh Celtic goddess of the moon, magic, poetry, music, luck, earth, agriculture, art, science, astrology, death, and fertility; keeper of the cauldron

“Ceridwen”, watercolour painting on commission. Ceridwen is the shapeshifting Celtic goddess of knowledge, transformation and rebirth. The Awen, cauldron of poetic inspiration, is one of her main s.

Trees in Celtic Mythology | Ireland Calling

Trees in Celtic Mythology | Ireland Calling

The Morrigan Goddess of battle, strife, fertility, fate Abilities: Assist or hinder warriors Sovereignty Symbol: Raven O...

The Morrigan Goddess of battle, strife, fertility, fate Abilities: Assist or hinder warriors Sovereignty Symbol: Raven O.

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