The Mari Lwyd (the Grey Mare) is a pagan tradition said to bring good luck. People decorate a horse’s skull with decorative ears and eyes attached; adorn it with colorful reins, bells, ribbons and wrapped it with a white sheet and carry it on the end of a pole. Then the group goes door-to-door singing and challenging the families inside to a battle of rhyming insults in Welsh. At the end of the battle of wits (known as pwnco) the group would be invited into the house for refreshments.

Considering my Welsh blood it is no surprise that this is a tradition in South Wales… “‘A Welsh language custom marking the darkest days of midwinter, the Mari Lwyd tradition of parading a horse’s.

Guinness and Irish Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese - Stovetop macaroni and cheese filled with Guinness stout, sharp Irish cheddar and a touch of dijon mustard. Creamy and cheesy with a crunchy garlic breadcrumb topping.

Guinness and Irish Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Guinness and Irish Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese - YUM! Stovetop macaroni and cheese filled with Guinness stout, sharp Irish cheddar and a touch of dijon mustard. Creamy and cheesy with a crunchy garlic breadcrumb topping.

Cerridwen : Welsh Celtic goddess of the moon, magic, poetry, music, luck, earth, agriculture, art, science, astrology, death, and fertility; keeper of the cauldron

“Ceridwen”, watercolour painting on commission. Ceridwen is the shapeshifting Celtic goddess of knowledge, transformation and rebirth. The Awen, cauldron of poetic inspiration, is one of her main s.

Good Luck on Saturday Leigh Halfpenny ... 50 caps for Wales.

21 Rugby Players That Are So Rucking Hot

The sacred Spiral and her triple manifestation symbolize the ancient Earth Goddess and her seasonal cycles

The Triskele is a three-legged pattern, sacred to the Celts who used a triple cycle for the seasons, and for many magical patterns and ritua.

Cerridwen (also Caridwen) and her cauldron, Celtic goddess of corn, wife of Tegid Voel, Lord of the Lake. She had two children, a beautiful daughter and an ugly boy. To make up for the hideousness she gave her son the gift of inspiration ad knowledge by collecting magic herbs and brewing them in her cauldron for a year and a day

Cerridwen (also Caridwen) and her cauldron, Celtic goddess of corn, wife of Tegid Voel, Lord of the Lake. She had two children, a beautiful daughter plus boy.

Ireland is where my family came from and is my roots as an american citizen. big…

An Irish blessing: Happy St. Many American families have Irish roots and are proud to celebrate their heritage.

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You guys, this Mallard duck fact has been the bane of my existence for so long.

Ichabod the Optimistic Canine Comic http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=3238

Mini Corgi Planter Pots

Ichabod the Optimistic Canine Comic [Links to others] This is cute and accurate to corgis.

i soooo wish i would've thought to do this with my pink hunter boots!!

Did you know that rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck? It means a long and happy marriage is in your forecast! But these Tiffany blue Hunter rain boots don't hurt to have on hand!

One of the Scottish Christmas traditions that was banned for so many years included the baking of Yule bread. During the ban, bakers were required to give the authorities the name of anyone requesting this holiday staple. A loaf of unleavened bread is baked for each individual in the family, and the person who finds a trinket in his or her loaf will have good luck all year.

A Scottish Christmas tradition that was banned for so many years was the baking of Yule bread. A loaf of unleavened bread is baked for each individual in the family, and the person who finds a trinket in his or her loaf will have good luck all year.

The Mari Lwyd or, in Welsh, Y Fari Lwyd, is a New Year custom once prevalent in the valleys of South Wales. Translated, the name means ‘the Grey (or Holy) Mary’ although this is likely a more recent rendering of ‘the Grey Mare’, as the tradition surrounding the Mari Lwyd involves the parading of a horse’s skull.

The Mari Lwyd is unique to Glamorgan and Gwent. In its purest form (still to be seen at Llangynwyd, near Maesteg, every New Year’s Day) the tradition involves the arrival of the horse and its party at.

A cairn (carn in Irish, carnedd in Welsh, càrn in Scots Gaelic) is a human-made pile of stones, often in conical form. They are usually built as landmarks or as memorials. photo by C.L. Kunst

A cairn (carn in Irish, carnedd in Welsh, càrn in Scots Gaelic) is a human-made pile of stones, often in conical form. photo by C. Kunst - Reminds me of the Outlander series -- my favorite books!

Vintage Welsh Miner Horse Brass tack decor lucky charm good luck gift souvenir medallion circa 1960's Purchase in store here http://www.europeanvintageemporium.com/product/vintage-welsh-miner-horse-brass-tack-decor-lucky-charm-good-luck-gift-souvenir-medallion-circa-1960s/

Vintage Welsh Miner Horse Brass tack decor lucky charm good luck gift souvenir medallion circa 1960's Purchase in store here http://www.europeanvintageemporium.com/product/vintage-welsh-miner-horse-brass-tack-decor-lucky-charm-good-luck-gift-souvenir-medallion-circa-1960s/

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