Another Month, Another Book Giveaway: Introducing ‘Irish Monsters in Your Pocket’

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

Púca Origins: How a Mischievous Little Monster Infiltrated Irish Folklore

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.

Who Is Balor of the Evil Eye? A Brief Biography of Irish Mythology’s ‘Big Bad’

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?)

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

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

Who Is the Irish God of Death? A Morbid Introduction to the Morrígan, Donn, and Bilé

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.

How to Celebrate Lughnasa Like an Ancient Celt

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.

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.

Casting the Celtic Gods in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Part I: The Core Team From the Comics

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

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?