CELTIC GODS AND GODDESSES
FAERY KINGS AND QUEENS
Come, meet some of the many personalities of the one...
Long, long ago, beyond the misty space
Of twice a thousand years,
In Erin old there dwelt a might race,
Taller than Roman spears;
Like oaks and towers they had a giant grace,
Were fleet as deer,
With wind and waves they made their ‘biding place,
These western shepherd seers.
Their Ocean-God was Manannan Mac Lir,
Whose angry lips,
In their white foam, full often would inter
Whole fleets of ships;
Cromah, their Day-God, and their Thunderer
Made morning and eclipse;
Bride was their Queen of song, and unto her
They prayed with fire-touched lips.
Great were their deeds, their passions and their sports;
With clay and stone
They piled on strath and shore those mystical forts,
Not yet o’erthrown’
On cairn-crowned hills they held their council-courts;
While youths alone,
With giant dongs, explored the elk resorts,
And brought them down.
Of these was Fin, the father of the Bard
Whose ancient song
Over the clamour of all change is heard,
Sweet-voiced and strong.
Fin once o’ertook Grania, the golden-haired,
The fleet and young;
From her the lovely, and from him the feared,
The primal poet sprung.
Ossian! Two thousand years of mist and change
Surround they name –
Thy Finian heroes now no longer range
The hills of fame.
The very names of Fin and Gaul sound strange –
Yet thine the same –
By miscalled lake and desecrated grange –
Remains, and shall remain!
The Druid’s altar and the Druid’s creed
We scarce can trace,
There is not left an undisputed deed
Of all your race,
Save your majestic song, which hath their speed,
And strength and grace;
In that sole song, they live and love, and bleed –
It bears them on through space.
O, inspired giant! Shall we e’er behold,
In our own time,
One fit to speak your spirit on the wold,
Or seize your rhyme?
One pupil of the past, as mighty-souled
As in the prime,
Were the fond, fair, and beautiful, and bold –
They, of your song sublime!
By Thomas D’arcy McGee (1825-1868)
Goddesses and Faery Queens
Aine: Celtic Moon Goddess. She brings good luck.
Call on her on the night of a full moon. Use her image as a swan to bring you love.
Aisling: A Faerie Goddess who brings dreams into reality
and reality into dreams.
Cerridwen: The Great Mother Goddess.
She is Mother of All Magick, she sends the other deities & faeries that enrich your love magic.
Epona: Celtic Horse Goddess.
She rides on moonlight to bring your message of love to your lover.
Etain: Irish Goddess of the Sidh.
Use a chalice to drink a libation to her, asking that she'll give the spirit of love to be born within you.
Faery Godmother: Call on her to bring special gifts to newborns and
to help you find a sense of balance in your life. She will also help you in maintaining your spiritual
well-being and in finding and fulfilling your purpose.
Call on her to heal your soul and provide you with your innermost needs for peace and strength.
Lady of the Lake: A water Faerie.
Call on her to take you to a lover. Drink a libation of spring water to her.
Oomach: A Faerie Queen who is beautiful,
radiant with stars and golden hair, she'll help you shapeshift to better understand your lover.
Gods and Faery Kings
Aengus Mac Og: A God of the Tuatha De Danaan.
He can bestow youth & beauty.
The Dagda: Chief God of Tuatha De Danaan.
Call upon him to revive love, or to help you find another land for love magic.
Far Darrig: A Faerie God of the Red Cloak.
He can help you escape from a dangerous situation.
Fir Chlis: A Faerie King, known as the Merry Dancer.
His magic color is red, which represents Faerie blood. Call upon him with,
"Going up with music on cold starry nights to feast with the Queen of Gay Northern Lights."
The King of Green Men: A King of the May.
He is the divine deity of the creative powers in nature who can help bring love back into your life. He rules over Ytene (the New Forest), where he controls the vegetative life forces of an ancient woodland in which humans and nature have worked in cooperation for countless centuries. His job is to regulate this relationship, maintaining a harmonious balance in the husbandry of the forest.
Midhir: A King of the Tuatha De Danaan.
Call upon him to find a lover. In the form of a swan, he'll help you let go of a love.
Oberon: A Scottish Faerie King.
His great magic is very powerful for mortal's love spells
The Land of Fae