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The Cat in Celtic Lore: Demon, Witch, or Lover?

The Cat in Celtic lore is a beast both loved and abhorred. Those in pursuit of Otherworldly powers coveted him, but not in a way that lacked cruelty.  For those who despised the powers that existed outside of the church, … Continue reading

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The Banshee: Ghost of the Celts

The Banshee’s arguably the most famous ghost of them all, and probably the least understood. “When the Banshee calls she sings the spirit home. In some houses still a soft low music is heard at death.” – George Henderson 1911 … Continue reading

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The Spider in Celtic Myth

According to Celtic lore, the eight-legged spider in Celtic myth was nothing, if not a beneficial being. Like many other sacred creatures, however, it sprang forth upon the old texts suddenly; emerging from out of some now forgotten lost older … Continue reading

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The Celtic Werewolf

The Celtic Wolf is a complex and Otherworldly creature. Wolves, it would seem, have always had varied personalities as diverse as their human counterparts. Where one shapeshifting wolf could be seen as evil, for example, the next might very well … Continue reading

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Ohn (Gorse or Broom) II

“When the broom and the whin were rich in blossom it was looked upon as an indication of a good crop.” –  Waltor Gregor (Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland. 1881) 1)      The Roots: Background information 2)      … Continue reading

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