Tag Archives: Manannan

Ur (Heather) II

“On the summit of his ancient stronghold, South Barrule Mountain, the god Manannan yet dwells invisible to mortal eyes, and whenever on a warm day he throws off his magic mist-blanket with which he is wont to cover the whole … Continue reading

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Iphin (Honey or Gooseberry)

(Photograph by Frank Vincentz) “I was to go out fishing tonight,” said the younger as he came in, “but I promised you to come, and you’re a civil man, so I wouldn’t take five pounds to break my word to … Continue reading

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Oir (Gold or Spindle)

“Lochlann was the mythical undersea home of the later Fomorian invaders of Ireland, against whom the Tuatha de Danaan fought a bloody war. The god Tethra ruled it. It seems that legends of the war between these two nations were … Continue reading

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Koad (Salmon or the Grove)

(Bluebells in Portglenone Forest in spring. David Iliff[i]) “Nemeton. A Gaulish word apparently meaning ‘sacred grove’ or ‘sanctuary’ appears whole or in part in several place names. Nemetona, Nemontana [goddess of the sacred grove; see NEMETON] Gaulish and British goddess whose … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Forfeda (Extra Letters)

Read this post first: Ogham: the Forfeda, Diphthongs, or Extra Letters “Some students find that using the forfeda enriches their experience with the ogam. Many of them would never dream of doing an ogam reading without them. Others find them … Continue reading

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