Kelpie Mythology: Origins and Legends of the Scottish Water Horse

Celtic Kelpies

Kelpie mythology is a fascinating topic for those interested in Scottish and Irish folklore. Kelpies are shape-shifting spirits that are said to inhabit lochs and rivers, often taking the form of a black horse-like creature. They are known for their malevolent nature and their love of drowning their victims. The name “kelpie” may come from … Read more

Irish Traditions: A Guide to Cultural Practices and Customs

Irish Traditions - Country Scenery

Irish traditions are rooted in a blend of ancient Celtic customs, Catholic influence, and uniquely Irish charms. These traditions are integral to the Emerald Isle’s identity and have resonated with people worldwide. Events like the heart-stirring festivals  of Samhain and Bealtaine, where the thin veil between this world and the next is celebrated, and charming … Read more

Irish Proverbs: Traditional Wisdom and Wit from the Emerald Isle

Irish Proverbs - Irish Country Setting

Irish proverbs have a rich history that dates back centuries. These proverbs reflect the unique culture, heritage of Irish people, and Irish traditions. They have been passed down through generations and have become an integral part of Irish folklore. The origins of Irish proverbs are rooted in the agricultural society of Ireland. Many of these … Read more

The Ulster Cycle: An Overview of Irish Mythology

The Ulster Cycle, also known as the Red Branch Cycle, is a collection of medieval Irish heroic legends and sagas. These stories are set in the ancient kingdom of Ulster, which is now eastern Ulster and northern Leinster, particularly counties Armagh, Down, and Louth. The tales were recorded from oral tradition between the 8th and … Read more