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Author Topic: Pentagram: Pagans shed light on their dark reputation  (Read 4640 times)

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Re: Pentagram: Pagans shed light on their dark reputation
« Reply #90 on: July 28, 2013, 01:42:34 pm »
Quote from: Naomi J;117141
Yep, he was. One of the goddesses I honour is older than the Tuatha and may be Fomorian. Tailtiu, Lugh's foster mother in whose honour some of us are about to celebrate Lughnasadh, was Fir Bolg, not to mention that wicked half-blood Fomorian Lugh himself...

There's no evidence that the ancient Gaels saw the Fomorii as demons. They may have been the forces of wild nature, or simply the gods of a previous tribe. Dualism of good gods and evil demons is Christian... and, from my limited understanding, is one of the things that Satanists are calling attention to and defying.

 
Quote from: Naomi J;117146
I'm too late to edit, but the first paragraph was confusing - sorry... I was talking about two different goddesses. Tailtiu was Fir Bolg. Other gods that Gaelic polytheists honour may have Fomorian roots.

 
Quote from: MattyG;117135
Yeah, before you go telling me about my gods, maybe you should do some research. Someone can correct me if I'm mistaken, because I can't really cite anything right now, but as I understand it Balor, one of the most important Fomori, was actually worshiped on Tory Island. Many gods are part Fomori, and don't even get me started on the Fir Bolg.

 
Bingo to all this :)
Tailtiu and Lugh immediately popped up for me reading it especially. :)
The Fomori aren't considered demons in the mythology/literature at all, it seems to be a more modern concept coming from the whole 'good vs evil' 'God vs Satan'-style way of modern popular religions.
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