Folk Traditions & Recipes

The ‘Corr Bolg’ or Crane Bag

"Magic birds were dancing in the mystic marsh. The grass swayed with them, and the shallow waters, and the earth fluttered under them. The earth was dancing with the cranes, and the low sun, and the wind and sky." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Most druids have a Crane Bag. Mine is the place where I… Continue reading The ‘Corr Bolg’ or Crane Bag

Folk Tales & Legends

The ‘Féth Fíada’ of Druid’s Mist

"Druids and others could raise or produce a Féth Fíada, which rendered people invisible. Sometimes it appears as poetical incantation... often it is a mantle: occasionally a sort of fog." - P.W. Joyce, A Social History of Ancient Ireland, 1903 I grew up deep in a valley in the Comeragh Mountains in Co. Waterford, Ireland.… Continue reading The ‘Féth Fíada’ of Druid’s Mist

Seasonal & Natural Living

Gender Equality – What We Glean From Myth

“To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” - Bernadette Devlin McAliskey The vernal or spring equinox is the next celebration in the eightfold of the Celtic Druid year in the northern hemisphere (autumn equinox in the southern hemisphere). An equinox is an astronomical event that happens twice… Continue reading Gender Equality – What We Glean From Myth

Folk Tales & Legends

Being Bound in a “Geis”

A geis... "A bond, spell, prohibition, a taboo or a magical injunction, the violation of which lead to misfortune and/or death." - Dineen’s Irish Dictionary A “Geis” is something we encounter a lot in Celtic mythology, and it is a fascinating thing. We find that such and such a warrior was under a geis and… Continue reading Being Bound in a “Geis”