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According to Irish legend, Fairy Rings are the location of gateways into the fairy kingdom. The physical appearance of a circle of mushrooms or flowers are commonly found throughout the Emerald Isle. Folklore states that a fairy ring appears where a Lepre Books Art, Irish Mythology, Dragons, Fairy Ring, All Nature, Fairy Art, Magical Creatures, Fairy Houses, Leprechaun
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The English believed that fairy rings were where fairies came to dance and celebrate, the mushrooms of the rings were used as stools for the fairies to

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The bean nighe (Scottish Gaelic for “washer woman”), is a Scottish fairy, seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. She is a type of bean sìth (in Irish bean sídhe, anglicized as “banshee”). Alan Lee, Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Irish Mythology, Kobold, Legends And Myths, Mystique, Gnome, Gods And Goddesses
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CúChulainn: one of the greatest heroes of Irish mythology and legend, was a warrior in the service of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. Best known for his single-handed defense of Ulster, Cuchulain is said to have lived in the first century B. Irish Celtic, Celtic Art, Vikings, Irish Mythology, Celtic Warriors, Celtic Heroes, Celtic Culture, Dark Ages, Gods And Goddesses

Cú Chulainn (Mythology)

Cú Chulainn, born Setanta, was the legendary defender of Ulster during the infamous War of the Brown Bull. The son of the god Lugh, and grandson of the famous druid Cathbad, Cú Chulainn was destined for a short but heroic life, and embraced his destiny head-on. Setanta left home at an early age...

Samhain - The púca (or pooka, phouka, phooca, púka; Irish for goblin) is a creature of Irish folklore and Welsh mythology. It is a shapeshifter, often seen in the form of a black horse which talks.

The púca (or pooka, phouka, phooca, púka; Irish for goblin) is a creature of Irish folklore and Welsh mythology, one of the myriad fairy folk, both revered and feared by those who give credence to their existence. Their belief extends as far as the West of Scotland[citation needed]. It has counterparts in Welsh (the pwca or pwwka), and in Cornish folklore (the Bucca). It is a shapeshifter, often seen in the form of a wild black horse, with golden or glowing eyes.

Balor In the Celtic-Irish mythology, Balor is the god of death and the king of the Fomorians, a race of giants. Balor had only one eye, which he kept closed because anything he looked at would die instantly. Irish Celtic, Celtic Art, Irish Mythology, Celtic Culture, Legends And Myths, Vikings, Magical Creatures, Gods And Goddesses, Deities

Balor In the Celtic-Irish mythology, Balor is the god of death and the king of the Fomorians, a race of giants. Balor had only one eye, which he kept closed because anything he looked at would die instantly.

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Cailleach

In Scotland, where she is also known as Beira, Queen of Winter, she is credited with making numerous mountains and large hills, The Cailleach displays several traits befitting the personification of winter: she herds deer, she fights spring, and her staff freezes the ground.

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Samhain - The Celts believed that many trees were inhabited by spirits or had spirits of their own. From this ancient respect for the power of trees came the expressions 'touch wood' and 'knock on wood' Celtic Pride, Irish Celtic, Samhain, Irish Mythology, Celtic Culture, Legends And Myths, Picts, Gods And Goddesses, Wiccan

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Samhain (Samain, Samuin) is a Gaelic harvest festival held at the beginning of winter, which marked the end of the season for trade and warfare, and was an ideal date for tribal assemblies in medieval Ireland. The practice of Samhain has been docu...

ronot: Illustration from Alfred Smedberg’s The Seven Wishes among Gnomes and Trolls by John Bauer. “At that moment the frog princess became a beautiful fairy girl.” ~ The caption and more John Bauer illustrations can be found at Art Passions. John Bauer, Anima E Animus, Art Beauté, Fairytale Art, Beautiful Fairies, Real Fairies, Children's Book Illustration, Book Illustrations, Faeries
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Pixie

Pixies (also Pixy, Pixi, Pizkie, Piskies and Pigsies as they are sometimes known in Cornwall) are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to be particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name - akin to the Irish sidhe believed to inhabit ancient underground ancestor sites such as stone circles, barrows, quoits or standing stones. In modern times they are usually depicted with pointed ears, and often...

Knockers are Goblins who inhabit the Cornish tin mines in Britain. Some thought the knocks were warnings of impending collapse, others thought they were clues as to where to dig. Forest Creatures, Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Trolls, Legends And Myths, Cryptozoology, Mythological Creatures, Hobgoblin, Gods And Goddesses
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Boggart -In English folklore, a boggart (or bogart) is a household spirit which causes mischief and things to disappear, milk to sour, and dogs to go lame. Always malevolent, the boggart will follow its family wherever they flee. In Northern England, at least, there was the belief that the boggart should never be named, for when the boggart was given a name, it would not be reasoned with nor persuaded, but would become uncontrollable and destructive.

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Leprechaun-many stories from Ireland surround tales of fairies, pixies and the 'little people' as they are known. These stories and myths have been told for thousands of years and derive their origins from Celtic times and beyond. The leprechaun is an iconic symbol of Irish mythology and evokes a sense of mischief.