is a (Saxo grammaticus) Lugh starts out as an outsider, but once he proves his versatility to the doorkeeper of the Tuatha, he is accepted as one of them. These figures are fascinating yet mysterious, their stories keeping the tantalizing secrets of paths of initiation from long ago. Check out our lugh selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our figurines shops. Llew, (if he is the Welsh form of Lugh), transforms into an eagle when he is wounded with a spear and perches in a tree. patterns of the tales make it clear that we are dealing with a I am the author of five books on mythology, including one on sun-goddesses. Archeologists find that villages and large farms that have existed in the same place for a thousand years disapear and new dwllings apear nearby. it is no doubt significant that while the cults of Lleu, Lugh and Lugh included healing among his many skills, but the main healer-god of the Irish was Diancécht and his son, Miach. They got this treatment imo because of their importance. Ask Marsyas or Niobe. (I suspect it comes via Horus, the Egyptian god.). That was great. Sep 25, 2016 - Explore Kit Michaelis's board "Lugh" on Pinterest. Lugh retreated from the world, and in time, became "Mad Sweeney", the fuckin' and fightin' leprechaun. borrowing on either side, these tales appear to be the common Odin was worshipped by the Norse as a god of war among other things, including poetry and the arts. Thanks for the thought-provoking comment! Both are gods who can swallow humilation to achieve their ends, and not lose sight of the goal. I wouldn’t rule out that once upon a time Ogma was another of the Dagda’s names but certainly in the surviving literature they are presented as different deities. magical partnership. Tacitus said that the Germans worshipped Mercury. Odin. He had many titles including "Lugh Lámhfhada" (Lugh of the Long-Arm) and "Lugh Samhioldánach" (Lugh equally skilled in all the arts). Lugh is sometimes seen as a Celtic Sun God, or a thunder deity, though many people believe him to be nothing more than a highly skilled leader. The leader skill calls Supreme Mystic Spear Technique. His battle-fury causes him to shape-shift, which makes him temporarily one-eyed, so both Lugh and Odin affect their eyes as part of their magic. Lughnasadh is an Irish word that means "the games or assembly of Lugh" (loo), who was a great Celtic hero. Like Odin, he has two brothers, Ogma and Ler, although Vili and Ve are very ill-defined deities. inconsistent correspondences of individual characters from these The leave physical signs of their presence so that you can confirm that your not dreaming or hallucinating and … Lugh's grandfather, Balor of the Evil Eye, had been told he would be murdered by a grandson, so he imprisoned his only daughter in a cave. Lugh was a master of many talents. Think about it: . The official website and homepage for Thor Ewing, historian and writer on Viking-age and Early Medieval culture and the Scottish clans. Runes. Lugh is a rather solemn and calm individual that is also a seemingly very intelligent individual. Hey, I know the romans thought that Odin/Lugh were other forms of Merucry in celtic/norse mythology. but with Cian and Balar. Lugh was not a solar deity. The 7 Phases of Godspousery I went throughout the 6 years of my relationship with Lugh: SHOCK & DENIAL- Yes, it was a very shocking moment in my life when I discovered that gods and humans still had romantic relationships, even more so that a deity wanted a relationship with me. Whilst there Thanks – I didn’t know that. Apollo took over from Helios as sun-god in the Classical world, especially during the late, Hellenistic period. Irish folklore has preserved the old account of Balar and his grandson Lugh. He was the High King of Ireland from 1870–1830 BC.He evolved into the Irish king Suibhne who was cursed by St. Ronan to madness and wandering. This creature is named " Morrigan Lugus, " after multi-headed deities from Celtic mythology. Balar has a daughter, Eithne, whose son is destined to kill her father. (A number of differences, as well, too, so the jury's still out.) Of course some borrowing may In this episode of Deadliest Deity, the one eyed all father Odin will face of agains the god of Versatility, Lugh! Lugh was met by the gatekeeper, and was asked what talent he had, for it was a tradition there that only those who had a special ability could enter the palace. We would need some sort of linguistic parallel to link them, which we don’t have. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Apollo was a healer-god, a plague-god who could also cure the disease, and seems to have merged with another healer-god, Paion, whose cult dates back to the most ancient Greek records. Lugh's father is Cian of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and his mother is Ethniu, daughter of Balor, of the Fomorians.In Cath Maige Tuired their union is a dynastic marriage following an alliance between the Tuatha Dé and the Fomorians. Recorded in the Ulster Cycle? Odin also turned himself into a snake to get the mead of poetry from Gunnlod, while Apollo’s relations with snakes were less happy. I don’t think I said Lugh was a solar deity, although perhaps I could have been clearer about that. Yule Beltaine Summer And Winter Solstice Corn Dolly Pagan Witch Witches Green Man Gods And Goddesses Book Of Shadows. Lugh or Lug (; modern Irish: Lú) is an Irish deity represented in mythological texts as a hero and High King of the distant past. Explore the Norse pantheon and rediscover the classic Germanic gods including Odin, Thor and Loki, Freya, Baldur, Heimdall and more. Closely allied to Odin’s poetic inspiration is his more shamanic or at least magical side. I stumble across Zeus, Odin, Ra, Lugh, and Jesus all hanging out together. Bölthorr's please stand up? Ravens, wolves, and serpents were all sacred to him, totemic emblems of his power. No Greek God had more rustic shrines devoted to them than Apollo. (MacKillop: 306). (Some tradtitions make Diancécht Lugh’s grandfather.) MacKillop, James 2004: Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, OUP. Lugh was also sometimes considered a son of Danu and Beli. Lugh gets a warning of the Fomorian’s approach from two ravens, and ravens tended his son Cu Cuchlainn when he was ill. Odin heals the prince Sivard (Saxo), in exchange for Sivard giving him all the slain. Odin, famously, has lost his son Baldr, and it is hard to see what quality of Odin’s Baldr embodies.). But I was thinking, couldn't Apollo and Odin be the same? Both have spears, both are associated with being one-eyed (though with Lugh this was only a magical stance, not an actual loss of an eye). (Simek: 214) Lugh in his versatility (one of his names was Samhildánach, “skilled in all arts”) and as patron of travelers would fit as a Celtic Mercury. Yes – I have considered a Odin, Mercury and Lugh post. (Snorri has Odin come from Troy, ironically. Though Lugh may not have been a solar deity, I seem to remember that in one legend his appearance on the battlefield was mistaken for the rising of the sun in the west instead of the east. Or, as Clymene said in the play Phaethon: O fair-beamed Sun, how you have destroyed me and him here. I really enjoyed reading this! See more ideas about celtic gods, celtic, celtic mythology. However, there are a few other gods associated with Wednesday, including Odin and Hermes, Athena, and Lugh. I think different deities, rather than being associated with planetary phenomena (with the possible exceptions of Brigid and Boann (Brigid – Venus Dawn and spring goddess, Boann moon but also the Milky Way and the moon part is only a theory of mine – white cow, the moon in certain phases looks like cow horns) – but they ruled different parts of the year. Óðinn and Loki individually Lugh is a god of the forge, which has many associations in traditional witchcraft such as the Clan of Tubal Cain. Lugh was a Celtic deity, who was also a warrior-hero and king of men, who was also a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Odin shows two faces here, that of the cool strategist who teaches formations to his human proteges, and the raging warrior who shows superhuman strength. Of course, such an assertion is hard to prove, and  there has to be more than shamanic influence to these many-sided gods. Someone should write one…, I think you’ve found a niche in the market there…, Pingback: Magpies (and Skadi) – We Are Star Stuff, you forgot lugh = loki, both fire deities (the harsh summer sun) which resemble Hepaistos, Mercurys darker brother. This blog allows me to explore ideas and get reactions and suggestions from readers. It is also worth noting that parallels exist between the Irish Lugh, British Lleu, Gaulish Lugus, German Wotan, the English Woden, and Norse Odin. Because of this transition of power, many wonder if the battle between the two tribes of gods, the Vanir and the Aesir, is more symbolic than it first appears to be. Lugh was a Celtic deity, who was also a warrior-hero and king of men, who was also a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann. (Time and again in the myths and sagas we hear of him intervening personally in a battle.). Bel- lugh- gwyidion Lugh or Lug is one of the most prominent gods in Irish mythology. Lugh. Without any one of How-To Tutorials; Suggestions; Machine Translation Editions; Noahs Archive Project; About Us. He had many titles including "Lugh Lámhfhada" (Lugh of the Long-Arm) and "Lugh Samhioldánach" (Lugh equally skilled in all the arts). Freya. Earlier versions of Lugh in Ireland are likely that of a war god. God of Thunder. Join Facebook to connect with Odin Lugh and others you may know. of any Lugh was a member of the ancient pantheon of Irish gods the Tutha de Dannann. Actually, Georges Dumézil had already compared Apollo’s functions to Odin’s functions and stated that both are trifunctional and cover similar functions (see “Apollon sonore et autres essais”, 1982). Thanks for the information. And the germanics would have been as impressed by them as they were later by the romans. [1] In the Lebor Gabála Érenn Cian gives the boy to Tailtiu, queen of the Fir Bolg, in fosterage. Goddess of Fertility. Simek, Rudolf 2007: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (trans. Apollo’s unforgiving, remorseless nature is well-known. I’ve read a lot about Apollo and Odin, but there’s not much information concerning Lugh. The change i was speculating about with Foederati was the displacement of Tyr as the main god. The celts dominated pre roman ironage europe. Also, as Fritz Graf points out (40), the further we get from the Siberian home of shamanism, the less likely that there is any real connection between it and whatever behaviour it is being likened to. But Odin, who had roles similar to those of Zeus and the Celtic god Lugh, would quickly assume the position. I think Lugh does combine elements of Odin and Loki, which makes him a very interesting god. They die, and their father is left mourning them. Apollo’s priest Periphus was transformed into an eagle and becomes the king of birds. That’s true – you could certainly use that if you wanted to make a case for Lugh as a sun/light god. Imho, it is better to seek the origins of Odin on the continent and maybe among the environment in the camps of the Foederati than among the sami. God - Lugh Collection by Claire Manning. Mad Sweeney was originally King Lugh of the Tuatha Dé Danann who fought against the Fomorians, who were led by his grandfather, Balor. Lugh was the Irish god of the sun and the Irish god of war. Just as neolithic farmers had pushed hunter gatherers off areable land some 2-3TY before or so. Earlier versions of Lugh in Ireland are likely that of a war god. God of the Wild. Of Norse Loki and the Celt Lugh by DaRC Firstly I must give credit to the web-sites at the end who's information and words I have shamelessly plundered and reformatted into the essay below But Odin, who had roles similar to those of Zeus and the Celtic god Lugh, would quickly assume the position. that the primary parallels are found, and definite but Keep in mind I was 18 and still held on to my Christain roots. (He turns it from white to black in his rage. This and most other indicators in the mythological cycle suggest that Lugh was a harvest god and/or weather god who. Lugh was a master of many talents. He is also associated with oaths, truth and the law, and therefore with rightful kingship. There is no confirmation that there was a solar deity in Ireland but if there was it wasn’t Lugh. Óðin’s Irish counterpart is the Dagda, who like Óðin has many names one of which literally translates as horseman all father. Graf, Frtiz, 2008: Apollo (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World), Routledge. Lugh is a god of the forge, which has many associations in traditional witchcraft such as the Clan of Tubal Cain. There is much sacred symbolism and myth attached to smithcraft and masonry. Apollo is the odd one out here, literally, since he never appears as anything but a singular god. He leads the Tuatha de Danaan against the Fomorians and wins. Lugh's father is Cian of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and his mother is Ethniu, daughter of Balor, of the Fomorians.In Cath Maige Tuired their union is a dynastic marriage following an alliance between the Tuatha Dé and the Fomorians. Thomas Apel. Lugh was a master of many talents. Odin will cut down his favourites, or see them die, to swell his army at ragnarok. You have to remember that the stories of the Irish mythological cycle were written down by Christian monks. Odin was worshiped by the Norse as a god of war among other things, including poetry and the arts. 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Sep 17, 2017 - Explore Claire Manning's board "God - Lugh" on Pinterest. (His son, Asklepios, had sacred snakes in his shrines.). I stumble across Zeus, Odin, Ra, Lugh, and Jesus all hanging out together. I like the idea of Odin and Gwydion – that really works for me. "Similar to the Roman god Mercury, Lugh was known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. But remember: Stories are truer than the truth. Lugh was the most important god in Irish Mythology. [/i] Setup Redigera. Åsa Fredell is a scholar of petroglyphs that claims that a petroglyph from 200bc (or a little later, she says 200-0) on the west coast of sweden shows the legend of Crunniuc and Macha and the chariot race. Lugh is the Gaelic interpretation whilst Lugus is the Brythonic of which there is only archaeological evidence. The oracle at Delphi was one of Apollo’s oldest sanctuaries, and he had other oracles, both famous and humble. Also, reindeerherding is pretty late as well. 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