Was Merlin Inspired by Irish Mythology? The Search for the Original Celtic “Wild Man”

“Man flees to the forest” is a common motif in Celtic storytelling traditions. But which “Wild Man” came first: the Welsh Myrddin Wyllt, the Scottish Lailoken, the Irish Suibhne Geilt, or someone else?

What’s the Difference Between a Bard, a Vate, and a Druid?

The ancient Celts divided their intellectual elites into three categories: druids, bards, and vates. Learn about their differences (and similarities) as recorded by Greek and Roman historians.

Casting the Celtic Gods in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Part II: Heroes, Monsters, and Druids Who Deserve the Spotlight

In Part I, we cast the core team of Celtic gods from the comics; in Part II, we highlight 11 more mythological Celtic characters who deserve spots in the MCU.

The Search for the Celtic Themyscira: Was There Really an Island of Celtic Warrior Women?

Classical writers regale us with eyebrow-raising tales of wild, island-bound Celtic women. But are any of them true?

I Just Published a New Book About Irish Mythology. Want a Free Copy?

Introducing Book One of the Celtic Pocket Guides Series, Irish Myths in Your Pocket: A Tiny Little Book About Irish Legends, Folklore, & Fairytales for Impressing Friends & Family on St. Patrick’s Day and Other Special Occasions

Who Were the Druids? Demystifying the Mystics of the Ancient Celtic World

Druid is a title that gets bandied about with the reckless abandon of an inebriated bard. Let’s separate druid history from druid mythology, shall we?