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Tailtiu
Irish. Foster-mother of Lugh, who instituted the Tailtean Games, central event of the Festival of Lughnasadh (Lammas) (1 August), in her memory....
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Pagans Celebrate Coming of Spring with Imbolc Festival
Based on historic accounts, Lughnasadh is a funeral and athletic festival created by the deity to honor his mother Tailtiu who was considered as an earth goddess particularly of drying vegetation (harvested crops) that feed people.
Worshipping Fearsome Gods
AUUC 11.08.15 01 This is a Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service I presented twice: to Arlington UU Church on November 8, then to Pathways UU Church today.
Equal rights for women in ancient Ireland
Take, for example, the tradition of 'hand-fasting', which in Ireland dates back to the Tailten Games originally set up by Lugh to honour the death of his foster mother, Tailtiu.
Foster care in ancient Ireland was an established and beloved tradition
We see this in Irish mythology with regard to the God, Lugh, and his foster mother, Tailtiu.
A Witch's Open House
John Beckett over at Under the Ancient Oaks asked me recently if my coven held open rituals. My knee-jerk response was “no, of course not, that defeats the purpose of a coven!

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