The raven is associated with mysticism, magic, shapeshifting and creation. Raven’s black plumage, haunting caw, and scavenger diet has led the raven to become a symbol of bad omens and death. However, the meaning behind raven is often contradictory.
I have started drawing Druid Animal Oracle cards again. Yesterday I drew the Swan (Eala), which represents Soul, Love and Beauty. The Swan brings us the qualities of the soul – of love and depth, grace and beauty. Since the swan is associated with Samhain, it represents that part of us which can travel intoContinue reading “Druid Animal Oracle – Swan”
Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn Mac Cool) was an Irish warrior hero who features in stories from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology. He also features in the folklore of Scotland and the Isle of Man. Fionn was the son of Cumhaill, the leader of the Fianna, and Muirne, daughter of the druid Tadg mac Nuadat. Continue reading “Fionn mac Cumhaill”
Heathenry, or Germanic Neopaganism, centres on Scandinavian, Germanic and Anglo-Saxon deities and mythology. Heathens are largely polytheistic and follow a reconstructionist viewpoint, which aims to recreate the religion of ancient people through study of archaeological and historical records. These records include Old Norse texts (such as the Prose and Poetic Eddas, and the Icelandic Sagas), Germanic folklore,Continue reading “Heathenry”
Celtic Reconstructionism is a polytheistic reconstructionist approach to Celtic Neopaganism. Celtic Reconstructionism recognizes a number of sub-traditions or denominations, such as Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and even within New World colonies such as Nova Scotia and other parts of North America. Celtic Reconstructionism is a mix of Celtic Studies with pre-Christian Celtic spiritual practice. Many DruidContinue reading “Celtic Reconstructionism”