Who are some famous druids? In historical accounts, ancient Celtic druids are rarely named—merely alluded to. In Irish mythology, druids are important characters with names and motivations (be them benevolent or nefarious).
Tag Archives: Celtic folklore
The Top 7 Animated Irish Mythology Movies
A list of the top-rated animated feature films inspired by Irish folklore, fairy tales, legends, and myths as ranked by users of IMDb (the Internet Movie Database)
Who Were Ireland’s First Inhabitants?
Pop culture tells us that Ireland was always teeming with ancient Celts. But archaeology, and even Irish mythology, tell different stories about Ireland’s prehistoric inhabitants.
Where Did Celtic Culture Originate?
In their heyday, the ancient Celts occupied territories across Europe. But where did the Celts come from originally? And in which direction(s) did Celtic culture spread?
Who Were the Ancient Celts?
Uncover the culture behind the kilt in this introduction to the ancient Celts, Europe’s most misunderstood and misrepresented ancient peoples.
Why Do We Go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween?
The origins of trick-or-treating date back to Samhain, Halloween’s ancient Celtic progenitor. Learn how this costume- and candy-based ritual got its start.
Why Do We Give Out Candy on Halloween?
Yes, even Halloween candy has an ancient Celtic origin. Turns out, Samhain spirits are a bit snacky. Offerings must be made to keep evil at bay.
13 Celtic Myth-Inspired Halloween Costumes
Honor Halloween’s Celtic roots this spooky season by dressing up in a costume worthy of an Irish god…or monster. These Samhain costume ideas will hopefully help get your creative juices flowing.
Why Do We Wear Costumes on Halloween?
The Celtic origins of the Halloween costume, unmasked! Learn how Samhain superstitions gave rise to mummers, guisers, and costumed trick-or-treaters.
Why Are Black and Orange the Colors of Halloween?
Why do we decorate with black and orange on Halloween? Uncover the Celtic origins of this colorful tradition. (Hint: It all started with Samhain.)