BELTEINE, like Samhain at the opposite side of the year, saw a rise in witchcraft and safeguarding against it. Irish folklore relates that witches make great efforts to steal the milk on May morning, and if they succeed, the luck passes from the family, and the milk and butter for the whole year will belong to the fairies ... From: Celtic Mythology https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151561304151178=a.10150528912701178.392843.260446741177=1

BELTEINE, like Samhain at the opposite side of the year, saw a rise in witchcraft and safeguarding against it. Irish folklore relates that witches make great efforts to steal the milk on May morning, and if they succeed, the luck passes from the family, and the milk and butter for the whole year will belong to the fairies ... From: Celtic Mythology https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151561304151178=a.10150528912701178.392843.260446741177=1

-Bladud in Exile- Benjamin West (1807)...  If we try to work our way back into the Celtic Mythology through the 'Historians' of the late Saxon and medieval periods- in order to find the original birth of bath we have to start with the colourful character of Geoffrey of Monmouth and his mythical King Bladud.

-Bladud in Exile- Benjamin West (1807)... If we try to work our way back into the Celtic Mythology through the 'Historians' of the late Saxon and medieval periods- in order to find the original birth of bath we have to start with the colourful character of Geoffrey of Monmouth and his mythical King Bladud.

Celtic Mythology Celtic Mythology

Celtic Mythology Celtic Mythology

Celtic Art: Celtic Mythology; The Realistic Celtic Art work and illustrations of Celtic myth & legend by Howard David Johnson Death of Conlaoch

Celtic Art: Celtic Mythology; The Realistic Celtic Art work and illustrations of Celtic myth & legend by Howard David Johnson Death of Conlaoch

The dullahan of Irish legend is a type of fairy—but it’s a long way from the pretty little winged creatures we imagine today. A headless horseman who travels the land carrying his grinning head in one hand and a whip made from a human spine in the other, the dullahan is an omen of death. If he stops in his travels, it is a sign that someone will shuffle off this mortal coil. In some versions of the tale, the dullahan’s horse is also headless, and he is said to drive a coach containing a…

The dullahan of Irish legend is a type of fairy—but it’s a long way from the pretty little winged creatures we imagine today. A headless horseman who travels the land carrying his grinning head in one hand and a whip made from a human spine in the other, the dullahan is an omen of death. If he stops in his travels, it is a sign that someone will shuffle off this mortal coil. In some versions of the tale, the dullahan’s horse is also headless, and he is said to drive a coach containing a…

"Morrighan," Emily Balivet, 2011. I'm learning Celtic mythology...why do we only study Roman and Greek, when there are so many other great traditions as well?,

"Morrighan," Emily Balivet, 2011. I'm learning Celtic mythology...why do we only study Roman and Greek, when there are so many other great traditions as well?,

Bean Nighe - “Washer Woman”  Similar to the Banshee, the Bean Nighe is an omen of death in Scottish Folklore. he Bean Nighe are often seen washing the cloths...

Bean Nighe - “Washer Woman” Similar to the Banshee, the Bean Nighe is an omen of death in Scottish Folklore. he Bean Nighe are often seen washing the cloths...

Ever wanted to know how Irish people wrote before they adopted the Roman Alphabet? This is the 'Ogham Alphabet' and its how the pre-Irish used to write. This book, the "Book of Ballymote", dates to at least 1st Century BC.

Ever wanted to know how Irish people wrote before they adopted the Roman Alphabet? This is the 'Ogham Alphabet' and its how the pre-Irish used to write. This book, the "Book of Ballymote", dates to at least 1st Century BC.

"Stone Table" grave markers for "giants" in Ireland: Celtic mythology

"Stone Table" grave markers for "giants" in Ireland: Celtic mythology

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