The Celtic Goddess, Boann

BOANN (Boínd, Boínn) is the Goddess of water, fertility, inspiration and knowledge. Her name is interpreted as ‘white cow’ (bó fhionn) in the Dindsenchas. According to the Lebor Gabála Érenn she was the daughter of Delbáeth, of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Her husband is variously Nechtan, Elcmar or Nuada Airgetlám. Her lover is the Dagda, […]

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The Celtic Goddess, Boann

BOANN (Boínd, Boínn) is the Goddess of water, fertility, inspiration and knowledge. Her name is interpreted as ‘white cow’ (bó fhionn) in the Dindsenchas. According to the Lebor Gabála Érenn she was the daughter of Delbáeth, of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Her husband is variously Nechtan, Elcmar or Nuada Airgetlám. Her lover is the Dagda, […]

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The Celtic Goddess, Boann

BOANN (Boínd, Boínn) is the Goddess of water, fertility, inspiration and knowledge. Her name is interpreted as ‘white cow’ (bó fhionn) in the Dindsenchas. According to the Lebor Gabála Érenn she was the daughter of Delbáeth, of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Her husband is variously Nechtan, Elcmar or Nuada Airgetlám. Her lover is the Dagda, […]

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The Tuatha Dé Danann

CORANN was the best of the harpers of the household of the Dagda. he was harper to the Dagda’s son, Diancecht. With his harp, he called to Cailcheir one of the swine of Debrann. The pig ran northward with all the strength of its legs, and the champions of Connacht followed after it with all […]

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In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast day of St Brigid.

Saint Brigid of Kildare or Brigid of Ireland (c. 451-525) is one of Ireland’s patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Colmcille. Her feast day is 1 February or Candlemas (Imbolc), the traditional first day of spring in Ireland. She is believed to have been an Irish Christian nun, abbess, and founder of several convents. […]

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The Tuatha Dé Danann

CORANN was the best of the harpers of the household of the Dagda. He was harper to Diancecht. With his harp, he called to Cailcheir one of the swine of Debrann. The pig ran northward with all the strength of its legs, and the champions of Connacht followed after it with all their strength of […]

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The Celtic Goddess, Boann

Boann was the river-goddess of the River Boyne and a warrior princess of the mystical tribe known as the Tuatha Dé Dannan who came to Ireland in earliest times in a fleet of ships that ‘sailed the high air and the low air’ and conquered the island of Éireann. She also gave her name to […]

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The Tuatha Dé Danann

CORANN was the best of the harpers of the household of the Dagda. he was harper to the Dagda’s son, Diancecht. With his harp, he called to Cailcheir one of the swine of Debrann. The pig ran northward with all the strength of its legs, and the champions of Connacht followed after it with all […]

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