2020 Donation Drive

It's time for our annual Server Donation Drive! We need to raise at least $710 to keep The Cauldron's server online for another year. Please help! Either hit that Paypal button to the right and make a one-time donation in any amount or set up a monthly Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor subscription. You can find more info in this message!

Donations as of 22 October 2020: $561 donated. Only $149 more needed! Thank you, donors!

Note: This total is updated manually, usually once a day

Author Topic: What makes an Irish god/goddess distiguishable as a god/goddess?  (Read 3178 times)


  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 127
  • Total likes: 0
    • View Profile
Re: What makes an Irish god/goddess distiguishable as a god/goddess?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2015, 12:34:31 am »
Quote from: Tanbrid;176010
Basically everyone kind of needs to decide these things for themselves. You can do research and find out if there is a historical record of a cult to Deity X, while plenty of other names in mythology don't have evidence of this- we can make guesses and notice similarities in other cultures, look at later folklore about saints and wonder if there are local goddesses that were syncretized with them and so forth. Some names might be literary creations. And some heroes and kings might of been historical people and some of them weren't. But say, if you decide to honor Edain as a goddess or spirit (whether she had a historical cult or not) and you have a spiritual experience- you got in contact with *something* that answered to that name and mythic imagery. Your experience is no less valid.

The Ossianic cycle by the way was claimed to be ancient by the dude who wrote it but it wasn't. So in my opinion it could still be a literary source of inspiration (like say, a Morgan Llewellyn novel)

None of the writings were ancient in the respect that they were written by Christian monks who derived information from the filidh after the Druids have been removed. The apparent result was to blend different Tribal gods and goddesses together along with kings and Hero's into tales that could but recited since they had an oral culture not written. This makes it hard to depend on any of the written information for specifics on any one deity. The goddesses in particular are connected with the land so I agree that to get a better understanding of Anu for instance you might get a better experience visiting the County Kerry and connecting with the land and spirits there and have a spiritual experience.


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
7 Replies
Last post August 26, 2015, 03:46:35 am
by StagTracker
5 Replies
Last post October 15, 2015, 06:25:36 am
by Lilirin
2 Replies
Last post January 17, 2016, 11:02:15 pm
by Phouka
8 Replies
Last post February 27, 2016, 01:47:15 am
by SirMathias007
4 Replies
Last post August 24, 2020, 02:45:48 pm
by Donal2018

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 48
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 1
  • Dot Users Online:

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* Shop & Support TC

The links below are affiliate links. When you click on one of these links you will go to the listed shopping site with The Cauldron's affiliate code. Any purchases you make during your visit will earn TC a tiny percentage of your purchase price at no extra cost to you.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff


Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Senior Staff:
Aisling, Jenett, Sefiru

Allaya, Chatelaine, EclecticWheel, HarpingHawke, Kylara, PerditaPickle, rocquelaire

Discord Chat Staff
Chat Coordinator:

Cauldron Council:
Bob, Catja, Emma-Eldritch, Fausta, Jubes, Kelly, LyricFox, Phouka, Sperran, Star, Steve, Tana

Site Administrator:

SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal