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Story of the Celts: The Celts of Ireland
The Celts of Ireland [ 33 ] The Celts arrived in Ireland by 350 B.C (some say earlier) and they thrive there to this day. A claim might be made that the Celtic Irish are among the world's oldest nationality groups. Despite periods when foreigners tried in...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Celtic Gods and Heros: Introduction to Celtic Mythology
Youngsters of school age almost effortlessly learn about the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Names like Zeus, Hercules, Diana, Ulysses, Mercury, Venus, and others become widely familiar. Paintings, popular movies, and books trace their stories...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Irish Myth Cycles
The myths and legends of a people are central to it's religion. It is from these stories that we derive our attitudes towards people and nature, and understand our deities. The famous and infamous deeds of a people's past, human and divine, provide a sense of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Twilight of the Celtic Gods
The Milesians, according to myth, were the first Celts to settle in Ireland. This group was named after the eight sons of Mil (some texts say King Milesius); these Gaelic peoples, the myths report, came to Ireland from Spain. Ironically, the first phase of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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CURRICULUM - New York Irish Center
Rhetoric of Myth, Magic, and Conversion: Ancient Irish Rhetoric
we see how Irish myths and legends employed the recurring repetition of common myth, and magic, which promoted and preserved Irish culture and values.
Irish Mythology in the Arthurian Legend
Masaryk University. Faculty of Arts. Department of English and American Studies.
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Irish myths & legends - the background, page 2. 1.
Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore
Monaghan, Patricia. The encyclopedia of Celtic mythology and folklore / Patricia Monaghan. .

Suggested News Resources

“Elements of the script are based on Irish mythology,” says Colm. “These were inspired by stories told to us both by our father, who's a wonderful storyteller. As children, he would tell us mythological tales of the 'Sidhe' and 'Shape shifters'.
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Coming To Budapest: Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance
The story of Lord of the Dance is a classic tale about the eternal struggle of Good and Evil based on Irish mythology.
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In Irish mythology, the rough tribe of the Firbolgs ruled Ireland from the Dún Aengus fortress on the island before being overthrown by the more refined Tuatha Dé Danann.
Scientists Discover World of Wonder Beneath the Atlantic
The field has been named the Moytirra Vent Field, after a battlefield from Irish mythology that means 'Plain of the Pillars'.

Suggested Web Resources

Website for Irish and Celtic literature, mythology, and folklore, including Fairy tales, mythological hero tales, and study resources.
Irish mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Behind the Name: Irish Mythology Names
Older form of AODH · ÁEDÁN m Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology Older form of AODHÁN... [more] · AILILL m Irish, Irish Mythology Means "elf" in Irish Gaelic...
Top 10 Irish Myths and Legends | Top 10 Lists |
Mar 17, 2011 Ireland's long history is riddled with ancient mythology and folklore.
Mythology, legend and folklore from Ireland

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