Anseo déanaimid cuardach agus seasamh os comhair clocha móra ár sinsear.

Here we seek and stand before the giant ancestral stones. As gaeilge: Na Dhia agaibh go léir, Níl a fhios agam cén fáth ach inné bhí sé i mo cheann ag rothaíocht suas go dtí seanchlocha ár sinsir i gCorcaigh Thuaidh. Chuaigh mé ar rothar ó mo theach sa Chathair Thuaidh ag dul thar chaisleánContinue reading Anseo déanaimid cuardach agus seasamh os comhair clocha móra ár sinsear.

Early Irish Dynastic Poetry

The poems deal mostly with the legendary rulers of the Laigin ( modern day Leinster and South-East Ireland) in the pre-Christian period and their ancestors. They are linguistically archaic, and the majority of the verses may date back as far as the 7th Century. Several modern authorities have labelled these as artistically poor poems butContinue reading “Early Irish Dynastic Poetry”

The Pagan Federation

The Pagan Federation is an umbrella International organisation that benefit all pagans. Find out more about them on the above link. We DO NOT charge for anyone to be a member of the Order of Celtic Wolves. This is because we believe that our path is tailored around individuals and should be open to everyone.Continue reading “The Pagan Federation”

Ancient Celebrations – Part 11 – Spring Equinox, Ostara and Easter

Equinox blessings throughout the Earth. May there be Peace and Harmony on this day of balance. The Equinox is at 15:32 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time-UK) throughout the Earth. This is the exact time the Sun hits the equator directly. In the tropical (or seasonal) zodiac this point is 0 degrees Aries and marks the startContinue reading “Ancient Celebrations – Part 11 – Spring Equinox, Ostara and Easter”

Ar na mhuintir agus ar thír na hÚcráine, bíodh beannacht na síochána an domhan

Once Cú Chulainn was beside the river Boyne in his chariot, and Lóeg mac Riangabra along with him, and the feat (cles) of nine champions was above him; he was killing the salmon in Linn Féic. They saw a little man in purple clothes, (sitting) in a bronze skiff, travelling (?) on the Boyne withoutContinue reading “Ar na mhuintir agus ar thír na hÚcráine, bíodh beannacht na síochána an domhan”

Children of Heracles/ Hercules

“[4.19.1] Heracles, then, delivered over the kingdom of the Iberians to the noblest men among the natives and, on his part, took his army and passing into Celtica and traversing the length and breadth of it he put an end to the lawlessness and murdering of strangers to which the people had become addicted; andContinue reading “Children of Heracles/ Hercules”

Ancient Celebrations – Part 10 – Lupercalia – a precursor to St. Valentine’s Day

Was Lupercalia a Precursor to St. Valentine’s Day? Lupercalia was held every year, on the 15 February in ancient Rome. It took place in the Lupercal, where Romulus and Remus were said to have been nurtured by a she-wolf. The Lupercal contained an altar and a grove sacred to the god Lupercus. Since St. Valentine’sContinue reading “Ancient Celebrations – Part 10 – Lupercalia – a precursor to St. Valentine’s Day”

The Celtic Diet – Part 6 – Imbolg/ Imbolc

In our ongoing series of articles about ancient celebrations we recently discussed Imbolc. Imbolc festivities and celebrations (including food) vary between regions and countries, but these are some of the more common things eaten on Imbolc’s Eve and Imbolc: – Butter – a traditional food to celebrate the lactation of the ewes. Cake, bread, butter,Continue reading “The Celtic Diet – Part 6 – Imbolg/ Imbolc”

Ancient Celebrations – Part 9 – Imbolc/ Imbolg

Brigid, along with The Dagda was the first born of the Children of Danu and as such is a fitting symbol of Imbolc/ Imbolg, which possibly comes from the Old Irish i mbolc meaning “in the belly”, and refers to the pregnancy of ewes. Imbolc is celebrated traditionally from sunset on 31 January to 1Continue reading “Ancient Celebrations – Part 9 – Imbolc/ Imbolg”