Celtic Mythology

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Celtic Mythology

Explore the gods and goddesses, myths, creatures and cosmology of Celtic folklore.

Phantom Queen

Morrigan

The Morrígan, or “Phantom Queen,” was a fearsome Celtic deity and Irish goddess of death and battle. A trio of sisters who appeared as a crow, she was the keeper of fate and purveyor of prophecy.

God of Nobility

Lugh

Lugh of the Long Arm was the Irish god of kings, justice, and rulership. Master of all arts, Lugh served as chief Ollam of the Tuatha Dé Danann; he was also a cunning trickster and the wielder of Assal, the lightning spear.

God of the Wild

Cernunnos

Cernunnos was the horned god, the master of wild places and things. He was a mysterious Gaelic deity, whose name is now used to refer to many nameless horned deities of the Celtic world.

Warrior Hero

Cu Chulainn

Cú Chulainn was the great hero of the Ulster Cycle. Champion of the Irish kingdom of Ulster, he was the son of gods, lover of fairy-queens, and enemy of many worthy foes.

Celtic Gods and Goddesses

Explore the Celtic pantheon and rediscover the classic Irish, Welsh and British gods including the Dagda, the Morrigan, Lugh, Danu, Cernunnos, Brigid and more.

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Chief of the Tuatha de Danann

Dagda

The Dagda, or “good god,” was a Celtic deity and the club-wielding chief of the Irish Tuatha dé Danann. Highly skilled and wise beyond measure, he was associated with fertility, agriculture, life, and death.

Queen of Connacht

Medb

Medb was the Queen of Connacht, a proud, cunning, and promiscuous woman from the Celtic Ulster Cycle. She is best known for initiating the Cattle Raid of Cooley to steal Ulster’s prize stud bull.

Goddess of Fertility

Brigid

Brigid, the Exalted One, was the flame-haired Irish goddess of fertility, poetry, and the dawn. Sometimes known as the Goddess of the Wells, Brigid was one of Ireland’s most prominent deities.

Mother Goddess

Danu

Danu was the Mother Goddess, from whence all Irish gods descend; she was also the namesake of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Little is known about her, though it is theorized that she may have represented the Danube River.