It’s a tall tale as old as time: warrior and the giant. But who are the most famous giants from Irish mythology? And are they *really* giants, or wizards in disguise?
Do Irish myths feature dragons and other mountain-sized monsters? Here are 5 contenders for Irish mythology’s biggest baddie: the oillpheist, the Cata, the Muirdris (a.k.a. Sinach), Ellén Trechend, and Aillén.
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.
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
In the new Thor movie, a powerful villain, Gorr, goes on a god-killing rampage. Will the Celtic gods be recruited to help defeat him?
Fionn mac Cumhaill is (arguably) the most popular hero from Irish mythology. But what do you really know about this Irish warrior who looms large in legend and folklore?
Cú Chulainn is (arguably) the greatest hero from Irish mythology. But what do you really know about the guy/demigod? These are the most popular books on the Irish Incredible Hulk
In this corner, the Hound of Ulster himself, the Irish Achilles, Cú Chulainn. And in this corner, the leader of the Fianna, hero of the Fenian Cycle, Fionn mac Cumhaill. Let’s get ready to rumble!
An in-depth history of the Dullahan and how he may (or may not) have influenced Washington Irving’s headless horseman