The Tuatha Dé Danann came into Ireland as immigrants descended from emigrants. They are said to have been a people skilled in every art and possessing all manner of occult knowledge having traveled far and wide in its seeking. Among these people came The Dagda into Ireland. The tribe of Danú included many a master - the healer Dian Cecht, the smith Goibhniu, the champion Ogma and even Lugh known as the ildanach 'he of many skills' - yet it was the Dagda who was called the chief God, even among them, for his abilities.
Goibhniu's story is one of the power of creation; for in the act of crafting an item is the intimate knowledge of that item, as it comes into being with your own hand. When one possesses complete and intimate knowledge of a thing, then there is no mystery to it... and in a way, no harm that can come from it.
We had a recent question from our community regarding the source of the text for one of our best selling T-Shirts and I realized that, though it stands on its own, sometimes the back story adds to the appreciation.
So, 'What is the background to this quote?'...
“A Body Made Of Daggers. Forged In The Heat Of Her Rage. Sharpened Upon The Wheel Of Her Intent.”
Nuada's journey is one of seeking what is best for him and his people. He is one who does not let adversity overcome him. He does not accept anything but what is fairly deserved. He is a leader of both words and deeds, and one who will always seek to be whole.
'Good God' - Let's talk about The Dagda, Irish God of Hearth and Home.
There are many amazing and wondrous things to learn about the Dagda. It can be hard to know where to start. Hopefully we can give some insights on that here.
The Morrigan or Mórrígan, also known as Morrígu, is an Irish (Celtic) Goddess associated with battle and destiny, fate, or change. She is seen in t...
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