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Celtic Mythology
The Gaels, Gauls, Britons, Irish, and
Galatians were all Celtic.
7th or 8th century B.C. First
evident.

Romans name: Gall...
The Book of Invasions
Leabhar Gahbala

Pseudo-history.

One group of gods
conquers the older group
Reflects
This mythology...
Tuatha De Danann
Means Tribes of the Gods

equivalent to Greek Olympians

Formorians
equivalent to greek Titans
Danu
Mother Goddess
Waters, Fertility,
Abundance & Protection

Mother of the Tuatha
de Dannan
Bile
Shining one
“Sacred Tree”

Welsh: King Beli Mawr
Greek: Zeus
Spring holiday “Beltane” build
a bonfire to celebrate sp...
daghdha
Eochaidh Ollathair –
The All Father
God of earth, magic, time,
protector of crops
Symbols:
Club
Cauldron
Harp
Uniq...
During a war, a rival tribe stole
Dagda’s harp and took it to an
abandoned castle. Dagda followed
Harp continues to be a t...
BRIGID
Three daughters of
Daghdha
Goddess of Sovereignty,
Fertility, Poetry,
Craftsmanship.Healing.
Fire

Welsh: Cerridwyn
Angus or aengus og
God of love, beauty,
dreams
Son of Daghdha
Lover of Caer
Symbols:
Harp
Four white birds
Unique to Irish...
Mannan mac lir
God of the Sea
Otherworld
NUADA

God of War, weapons, oceans,
poetry, writing, magic
First Leader, king
Silver hand
Abilities :Leadership
Invincible...
Dian cecht
God of healing
Abilities:
Crafts
Healing
Welsh – Bran the Blessed
Greek – Apollo
LugH
Sun god
Abilities: Champion
(battle), Craftsman,
Poet, Historian,
Sorcerer
Symbol & gift –
Long Spear
Read his story ...
The Morrigan

Goddess of battle,
strife, fertility, fate
Abilities:
Assist or hinder warriors
Sovereignty

Symbol: Raven
O...
Eponia
Goddess of Horses,
Fertility, Crops
Symbols: Cornucopia,
Crops
Eponia also worshipped by
Germans and Romans
Welsh –...
balor
God of death
One-eyed giant
(The Greeks had those too!)
Fomorian – Evil Giants (similar
to the Titans or Frost Giant...
donn
Lord of the dead
Father of the Irish race

Millesian – came after
the Tuatha de Danann
Welsh celtic mythology
Otherworld
avalon
Welsh called their
Otherworld Annwyn
or Afallon.
Eventually the
Arthurian Legends
called it Avalon.
faeries
Sidhe– a portal into the
Otherworld, a parallel
universe where fairy folk
dwell.

The myth is that the
Tuatha de D...
Leprechauns
Tricksters
Spend most of their time
making shoes.
banshee
Fairy woman who
screams when someone
is about to die.

Scottish – Bean Nighe
Stone of destiny
• Stone of Destiny is used
as part of the coronation
ceremony for kings of
Ireland and Britain. The
Irish stone sits on a ...
Cu Chulainn
Celtic Hero
AKA Setana

Strong, brave ( like Achilles)
Demi-god son of Lugh
Also known as the Hound of
Chulain...
The hound of culann
Finn Mac Cool
AKA FIONN MAC CUMHAILL
Giant hunter-warrior
The Fianna
druid
“OAK – KNOWER”
Priests of Celtic religion

Mythology
Seers, magicians, wizards,
foretell future, shape-shifters
Tales with welsh celtic roots
Sir Gawain and the Green
Knight

King Arthur
Celtic mythology
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Celtic mythology

  1. 1. Celtic Mythology
  2. 2. The Gaels, Gauls, Britons, Irish, and Galatians were all Celtic. 7th or 8th century B.C. First evident. Romans name: Galli and the Greeks name: Keltoi– both meaning barbarians. 3rd to 5th century B.C. Occupied much of Europe north of the Alps. 2nd to 3rd century B.C. Arrived in British Island and Ireland, probably displacing and absorbing exiting tribes.
  3. 3. The Book of Invasions Leabhar Gahbala Pseudo-history. One group of gods conquers the older group Reflects This mythology roughly parallel Invasions of one people migrations of various people groups to Ireland. another group after • • • • • Partholonians Nemedians Formorians Fir Bolg Tuatha de Danann • Milesians
  4. 4. Tuatha De Danann Means Tribes of the Gods equivalent to Greek Olympians Formorians equivalent to greek Titans
  5. 5. Danu Mother Goddess Waters, Fertility, Abundance & Protection Mother of the Tuatha de Dannan
  6. 6. Bile Shining one “Sacred Tree” Welsh: King Beli Mawr Greek: Zeus Spring holiday “Beltane” build a bonfire to celebrate spring.
  7. 7. daghdha Eochaidh Ollathair – The All Father God of earth, magic, time, protector of crops Symbols: Club Cauldron Harp Unique to Irish Pantheon
  8. 8. During a war, a rival tribe stole Dagda’s harp and took it to an abandoned castle. Dagda followed Harp continues to be a the tribe and called to the harp. The harp came to Dagda and he struck Celtic symbol the chords. The harp let out the Music of Tears and everyone in the castle began to cry. Dagda struck the chords again and the harp played the Music of Mirth and all the warriors began to laugh. Then, Dagda struck the chords a final time and the harp let out the Music of Sleep. Everyone but Dagda fell into a deep sleep, allowing him to escape with his magical harp unharmed. HARP
  9. 9. BRIGID Three daughters of Daghdha Goddess of Sovereignty, Fertility, Poetry, Craftsmanship.Healing. Fire Welsh: Cerridwyn
  10. 10. Angus or aengus og God of love, beauty, dreams Son of Daghdha Lover of Caer Symbols: Harp Four white birds Unique to Irish Pantheon
  11. 11. Mannan mac lir God of the Sea Otherworld
  12. 12. NUADA God of War, weapons, oceans, poetry, writing, magic First Leader, king Silver hand Abilities :Leadership Invincible Sword Welsh – Nudd British – Nodens Roman – Neptune Norse – Tyr (also lost a hand) Read his story here
  13. 13. Dian cecht God of healing Abilities: Crafts Healing Welsh – Bran the Blessed Greek – Apollo
  14. 14. LugH Sun god Abilities: Champion (battle), Craftsman, Poet, Historian, Sorcerer Symbol & gift – Long Spear Read his story here
  15. 15. The Morrigan Goddess of battle, strife, fertility, fate Abilities: Assist or hinder warriors Sovereignty Symbol: Raven One of the Babd trio Welsh Similar to: Valkyries
  16. 16. Eponia Goddess of Horses, Fertility, Crops Symbols: Cornucopia, Crops Eponia also worshipped by Germans and Romans Welsh – Rhiannon (ushered dead into afterlife) Greek - Demeter
  17. 17. balor God of death One-eyed giant (The Greeks had those too!) Fomorian – Evil Giants (similar to the Titans or Frost Giants) Welsh - Ysbaddaden, Chief of Giants Read his story here
  18. 18. donn Lord of the dead Father of the Irish race Millesian – came after the Tuatha de Danann
  19. 19. Welsh celtic mythology
  20. 20. Otherworld
  21. 21. avalon Welsh called their Otherworld Annwyn or Afallon. Eventually the Arthurian Legends called it Avalon.
  22. 22. faeries Sidhe– a portal into the Otherworld, a parallel universe where fairy folk dwell. The myth is that the Tuatha de Danann retreated to the otherworld and appear in this one as fairies
  23. 23. Leprechauns Tricksters Spend most of their time making shoes.
  24. 24. banshee Fairy woman who screams when someone is about to die. Scottish – Bean Nighe
  25. 25. Stone of destiny
  26. 26. • Stone of Destiny is used as part of the coronation ceremony for kings of Ireland and Britain. The Irish stone sits on a hill at Tara. The mainland stone was brought by Gaels from Ireland to Scotland and resided in Scone. It’s travelled over the British isles between Britain, Scotland, Wales. In 1996 it was returned to Scotland and sits with the crown jewels in Edinburgh Castle
  27. 27. Cu Chulainn Celtic Hero AKA Setana Strong, brave ( like Achilles) Demi-god son of Lugh Also known as the Hound of Chulainn
  28. 28. The hound of culann
  29. 29. Finn Mac Cool AKA FIONN MAC CUMHAILL Giant hunter-warrior
  30. 30. The Fianna
  31. 31. druid “OAK – KNOWER” Priests of Celtic religion Mythology Seers, magicians, wizards, foretell future, shape-shifters
  32. 32. Tales with welsh celtic roots Sir Gawain and the Green Knight King Arthur

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