Book 3 of the Celtic Pocket Guides series is here! Grab your copy of Irish Monsters in Your Pocket: A Tiny Little Book About Irish Dragons, Werewolves, Vampires. Banshees, Headless Horsemen, & Other Beastly Beings
What is a púca? Uncover the origins and etymology of an animal-spirit with a penchant for pranks, who proves Ireland’s most sinister supernatural beings come in small packages.
As the leader of the marauding, murderous Fomorians, Balor of the Evil Eye is perhaps the most menacing villain in all of Irish mythology. (Wait, did I mention he can kill people just by looking at them?)
Book 2 of the Celtic Pocket Guides series is here! Grab your copy of Samhain in Your Pocket: A Tiny Little Book About the Celtic Origins of Halloween
Yes. No. Sort of. Look, this is gonna be one of *those* posts, because while there is a character from Irish mythology who bears the name “Samhain,” he’s not what you think.
Irish mythology is rife with ruthless and ritual death. So is there a god and/or goddess from the Irish pantheon who is in charge of the recently deceased, à la the Grim Reaper or Charon from Greek mythology? Turns out there’s not just one Irish god of death, there are (at least) three.
Uncover the origins of Lughnasa (a.k.a. Lughnasadh), a summer harvest festival during which “first fruits” are gathered, mountains are climbed, and races are run, all in honor of the Celtic sun-god Lugh and his foster-mother, Tailtiu.
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.
My picks for which Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, and French actors and actresses should play the core team of Celtic gods (a.k.a. the “Tuatha de Danaan” on the big screen
Classical writers regale us with eyebrow-raising tales of wild, island-bound Celtic women. But are any of them true?