A people from Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. They’re connected to the Gaelic languages, a subset of Celtic languages that includes Irish, Manx, and Scottish Gaelic. The worship of the deities, gods, and nature spirits of the Gaelic-speaking lands: Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man, is known as Gaelic Polytheism. Some are also trying to reconstruct Irish polytheism, Manx polytheism, and Scottish polytheism. But all those would fit under Gaelic polytheism.
Gaelic Gods and Goddesses
There are many different views within the Gaelic community. These god/desses will be viewed differently depending on the tradition/custom.
An Daghdha – fertility, agriculture, manliness and strength, Knowledge, and hospitality.
Goibhniu – smithing god, one of the Trí Dée Dána
Cailleach – Goddess of disease and plague. ‘Veiled One’, ‘Dark Mother’. Associated with Samhain and winter.
The Morrigan – Goddess of war, death, prophecy. ‘Great Queen’, ‘Phantom Queen’.
The Morrígan is often considered a triple goddess, but this triple nature is ambiguous and inconsistent. These triple appearances are partially due to the Celtic significance of threeness. Sometimes she appears as one of three sisters, the daughters of Ernmas: Morrígan, Badb and Macha. Sometimes the trinity consists of Badb, Macha and Anand, collectively known as the Morrígna. Occasionally, Nemain or Fea appear in the various combinations. However, the Morrígan can also appear alone, and her name is sometimes used interchangeably with Badb.
Anu – Mother Goddess. Goddess of fertility, prosperity, and the earth. Associated with the Paps of Anu.
Dian Cecht – God of healing, medicine, magic
Airmeadh – goddess of healing and herbalism
Lugh – oaths, truth, law, rain, and the crafts
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