Apples all round

Manannán is a god of orchards. Nehalennia is a goddess of apples harvested and baked into pies. Idunn’s the goddess of the apples untouched on the tree. Aengus, in my mind, is the god of cider. I need to know about apples and their gods. I cannot eat raw apples and move. It is the […]

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Honest about headcovering

When I pray, I cover my head. Coincidently I also cover my hair, but that is not my intent of purpose. When I stand before the gods I cover my head. I believe I would do the same if I were completely bald. For many women covering is precisely about their hair. They dyeing or […]

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He likes bridges

He likes bridges, bridges over rivers. And when I cross them I am truly lost, lost between the worlds and I need to hold his hand. He walks the cliffs that are too steep to be walked. He is not a sea-god to me. A ferry crossed the ocean waves and he was not there. […]

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Beyond the nine waves I go

Manannán, master of mists, Clear the fog that shrouds my mind Calm the waves of thoughts and fears Bring me ashore upon the blessed isles Where the sun makes the apples golden Let me take refuge here Let me drink in your peace and eat of your orchard ‘s bounty Bring me to the world […]

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Songs for Manannán

Ten songs for Manannán mac Lir: The Shrine –  Fleet Foxes Dissolve Me – Alt-j Jynweytek Ylow – Aphex Twin The Big Sky – Kate Bush Dancing with Myself – Nouvelle Vague Dark Moon, High Tide – Agro Celt Sound System Kingfisher – Joanne Newsom So Much Life – Bear McCreary Death is the Road […]

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In defence of imagining the gods

I own the Celtic Wisdom Tarot. All the writing in the accompanying book is rubbish. The triple mother goddess of the Celts is often mentioned. And Brigantia en Brigid are declared to be really the same, even if they are portrayed on two different cards (which makes one wonder). The brief and shallow descriptions do […]

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