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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
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 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
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
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
Danu
Irish, Celtic, and general Aryan. A river Goddess whose name appears across the face of Europe, the tutelary deity of many nations and places (cf. Don River, Danube River, Denmark, etc.). In the isles, she was the Mistress of the Tuatha De Danaan, the race of...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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A look at the Irish in ancient times
One story told of a great Milesian king who reigned Ireland for 40 years some seven or eight centuries B.C. He organized the nation for efficiency, appointing chiefs and magistrates over districts and territories.
7 Reasons Americans Are Wrong About Leprechauns
The Tuatha De Danann were gods that are believed to have superpowers they received from the ancient cities they hailed from. These Pre-Christian gods were defeated by the Milesians and forced to live underground. The Leprechauns were seen popping ...
Fairies of the Emerald Isle
They conquered existing tribes until finally an invading force, the Milesians, smote them. The Tuatha were allowed to remain alive but had to retreat underground where they now live out their immortal lives as the mysterious Sidhe (pronounced, 'shee').
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HUNDREDS of south Essex residents have converged to protest against plans for a new Lower Thames Crossing in Thurrock this afternoon. Campaigners from the Thames Crossing Proposals Facebook page have been leading the demonstration in Grays ...
My Travels: Carlos Núñez reveals Galicia's secrets
The Irish Book of Invasions says he led the Milesians to Ireland from Galicia. The first thing I should do? Keep off the beaten path.

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