Here’s how to celebrate Imbolc like an ancient Celt according to Gaelic history, mythology, and folklore. While many modern pagans celebrate their own iterations of Imbolc, this video is an attempt at getting back to the festival’s roots.
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).
Whom do banshees visit? Which families do they haunt? Turns out Irish folklore severely limits which households banshees can hover over and howl by.
What do banshees look like? What do banshees sound like? While pop culture interpretations of the banshee typically paint her as a grotesque, shrieking she-demon, Irish folklore tells a much more nuanced story.
You are likely already familiar with Ireland’s most infamous shrieking spirit. But what exactly is a banshee? Is it a ghost? A spirit? A wraith? A demon? A fairy? In a word, yes. The banshee is all of those things, and so much more.
I searched the ancient dungeons of eBay and uncovered 25 Irish mythology treasures. The perfect holiday gift for the mythology nerd in your family awaits.
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)
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.
A list of the top-rated Irish horror films as ranked by users of IMDb. Surely one of these Irish-made spine-tinglers will be the highlight of your Samhain movie night.
A list of the top-rated live-action films inspired by Irish folklore, fairy tales, legends, and myths as ranked by users of IMDb (the Internet Movie Database)