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Celtic Gods and Heros: Celtic Gods of Mainland Europe
Speakers of Celtic languages once dominated a swath of Europe stretching from Spain to areas of modern-day Turkey. At various times in their heyday from 500 to 100 B.C., these Celtic peoples controlled what is now France, southern Germany, northern Italy,...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Celtic Vedic Connection, Part I
Of all the great ancient cultures perhaps no two share more parallels than those of the Celtic and Vedic peoples. A deep rooted affinity runs between them, what is present in one is mirrored in the other. Myths, Gods, Goddesses, even fairy tales bear a...
Religions >> Druidism
Religions >> Vedic
Lugh
(light, brightness). Irish. Considered the chief Lord of the Tuatha De Danaan, the Celtic Zeus. His archetype appears to derive from an early solar deity, and he has many epithets and sobriquets, among which: Lamhfhada, Long-arm, refering to his skill with...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Lughnasadh
Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nas-ah), August 1st, is the first harvest festival in the Celtic and Neo-Pagan Year. Like all Celtic Fire Festivals, it begins on the eve of the actual day. Although it later became known as Christian Lammas, it still survives in...
Holidays >> Lammas
Lughnasadh, The First Harvest Festival of The Year
Holidays >> Lammas
Celtic Gods and Heroes: The Gods of Ancient Ireland
Celtic peoples established themselves in Ireland about 2,500 years ago. But humans had inhabited the island long before that, as evidenced by the monument site at Newgrange dating to 3000 B.C., as well as the prehistoric megaliths at Carrowmore in Sligo, and...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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Lunasa and Tim O'Brien performs in Celtic nod to St. Patrick
Lunasa is named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival, Lughnasadh, in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts. The musical group was formed in 1997. Since then, it has helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.
St Germans group Tom O'Reilly and the Swaggers to represent Cornwall at annual
The group's winning song was Lugh Glow (Black Lung), a story of the hardships of the miners in Cornwall, written by the band and translated into Cornish through support from the Maga translation service.
Culture Shock: Subversive glory of Ireland's arts and crafts movement
The god Lugh, crushing the head of Balor of the Evil Eye. The figures of Patrick, Colmcille and Brigid are mirrored by Cú Cuchulain, Fergus, the mythical king of Ulster, and Medb, the warrior queen of Connacht. The message could not be clearer: Irish ...
A Lammas Tale - Lugh and the Miracle of a New Harvest
The wheel of the year turns and though the sun still burns bright and strong, the sunlit hours wane with every passing day. The pagan sabbat of Lammas, the early harvest, is upon us.
Irish group Lunasa to perform at Doudna on Friday
The name of the group, Lunasa, is named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts. Folk Roots magazine refers to them as an “Irish music dream team.

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