Tag Archives: Celts

The Bat in Celtic Folklore

In the land of the Celts – from lonely moors to haunted castles –the bat has long been associated with witches, ghosts, and other tragic beings of the night…   In the 1949 Encyclopedia of Superstitions by Edwin and Mona Radford … Continue reading

Posted in Bestiary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Raven and Crow of the Celts – Part II: Fairytales and Folklore

“The Raven is equally a bird of omen, Raven-knowledge, or wisdom being proverbial” – George Henderson. (Survival in Belief Amongst Celts. 1911) Many Celtic Fairytales contain remnants of the old stories of Gods and Goddesses [part I]. In Donald Mackenzie’s 1917 Wonder … Continue reading

Posted in Bestiary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Raven and Crow of the Celts – Part I: Myth and Legend

“There are about 45 species of Crow in the world known by a variety of common names, including Ravens, jackdaws and rooks.”  – Candace Savage (Crows) Both the Raven and Crow have made many iconic appearances throughout Celtic myth and … Continue reading

Posted in Bestiary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Celtic Tree Ogham

During the first year of this blog, the posts focused primarily on the Ogham in its “tree” form. These posts had evolved into three distinct parts. The first was “the Roots” section which spoke to the divination users and students of the Ogham. The second … Continue reading

Posted in Tree Ogham | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Gort (Ivy Vine)

  “Although it grows upon other plants or on the walls of buildings, the ivy must remain rooted in the ground in order to survive. But it is a tree of transformation, starting as a small, weak, herb-like plant, which … Continue reading

Posted in Tree Ogham | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments