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#celtic

Celtibot
12 hours ago

`Cailleach' - In Gaelic (Irish, Scottish and Manx) myth, the Cailleach (Irish: [ˈkal̠ʲəx, kəˈl̠ʲax], Scottish Gaelic: [ˈkʰaʎəx]) is a divine hag and ancestor, associated with the creation of the landscape and with the weather, especially storms and winter. The word literally means 'old woman, hag', and is found w... https://tinyurl.com/ybucku8 #celtic
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`Each of us was thought to have a kind of detachable aura, like a shell, around us. It looked exactly like us and could wander like a ghost in places distant from our bodies. Encountering one’s #fetch had various meanings: If you met yourself in the morning, it meant good luck was coming; but if you ran into your exact image in the evening or near a graveyard, death was on the way. Those with second sight could see the fetches of other people as well as their own. The fetch was apparently distinct from the co-walker, which could be a fairy or ghost rather than an aura.`
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick/status/1009730259770642437

`In #Ireland the eel was a plentiful source of food during its annual spring migration. Said to grow out of horsehairs left too long in the water, eels were believed to have the ability to reincarnate themselves. They were sometimes said to travel across land to graveyards, where they slithered underground and ate the corpses. In Co. Clare, near Lisvannor, a monster eel called an Ollipheist or eascú crawled up from the water to sneak into graveyards and feast. It was pursued across the country by the outraged residents and finally killed near the cairn called Conn Connachtach in Kilshanny, some miles distant from the sea.
Eels appear in myth as well as folklore: The fearsome goddess ‘Mórrígan appeared as an eel to the hero #CúChulainn, perhaps in her role as a foreteller of doom. The monstrous Caoranach fought with saints and heroes from the depths of Lough Derg (“dark red lake,” called so after her blood shed copiously at her death).`
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/McconnellEryn/status/1585150748564029441

“Just as every #fairy mound had its queen, so also did it have a fool, the #Amadán, who served the queen loyally, even blindly, unaware of the difficulties he caused. It was the Amadán who could cause a stroke by the mere touch of his hand over human flesh. While some describe the Amadán as malicious—and certainly his behavior caused difficulties for his victims—he is more often depicted as too dim-witted to understand the (sometimes dire) consequences he wrought.
The fool also appears in oral folklore and in written texts as a hapless human simpleton, as in the story of “Shawn an Omadawn,” recorded by several early collectors, wherein a somewhat stupid boy winds up outwitting his more intelligent siblings or companions. In a tale from the Fenioan Cycle called the Adventure of the Great Amadán (Eachtra an Amadáin Mhóir), the fool was really the son of a king, dispossessed of his lands by invasion. Hiding in the wildwood, he grew into a hairy giant who, despite his unattractive features, married into the usurping family, only to kill his in-laws in retribution for their crimes. After many adventures and battles, the Amadán was restored to his own family and went forth to battle other giants.”
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/MinaStillwater/status/1592851574916644865

"The Direach Ghlinn Eitidh MhicCalain, the desert creature of Glen Eiti, of the son of Colin, is thus described: — 'With one hand out of his chest, one leg out of his haunch, and one eye out of the front of his face.' He was a #Scottish giant, and a wood-cutter, and went at a great pace before the Irish king Murdoch MacBrian, who had lost sight of his red-eared hound, and his deer, and Ireland." #Celtic
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Direach_Ghlinn_Eiti_or_Fachan.jpg

John Francis Campbell, Direach Ghlinn Eiti or Fachan, public domain
🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
19 hours ago

If Ange Postecoglou does go to Spurs, which I think is more than probable, who do you think Celtic would go for? 🤔

I wouldn't put it past our sleazy board. 😩
#Celtic

„In #Welsh legend, #Myrddin (often associated with Merlin of King Arthur fame) predicted his own threefold death by falling, stabbing and drowning. This is exactly what happened, when he was driven off a cliff by a gang of murderous shepherds (?), fell onto a stake left behind by a fisherman, and died with his head under water.“ #Celtic
Source: Ali Isaac

Louis Rhead (1857-1926), Merlin by Louis Rhead, public domain
The Japan Times
20 hours ago

Celtic and star Kyogo Furuhashi shrugged off speculation over manager Ange Postecoglou's future to complete a domestic treble by beating Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-1 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2023/06/04/soccer/kyogo-furuhashi-celtic-scottish-cup/?utm_content=buffer05e6e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #sports #soccer #celtic #kyogofuruhashi

Celtibot
2 days ago

`Danu (Irish Goddess)' - The hypothetical nominative form of the name, *Danu, is not found in any medieval Irish text, but is rather a reconstruction by modern scholars based on the genitive Danann, which is the only form attested in the primary sources but is believed to be a variation of Anu, the Mother of the Gods... https://tinyurl.com/lsemx5 #celtic
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🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
2 days ago

Piece o piss!
🍀🏆🏆🏆🍀
#Celtic #ScottishCup

🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
2 days ago

Treble sealed, awful performance though. 😆🍀🏆 🏆 🏆
#Celtic #ScottishCup

🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
2 days ago

Are they gonna draw the offside line using a boomerang? 🤔
#ScottishCup #Celtic

🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
2 days ago

Ryan Christie disnae half like telling you to listen.
#ScottishCup #Celtic

🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
2 days ago

Boom, Kyogo! 🍀

Phew..... thank fuck!
#Celtic

🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
2 days ago

If Levy seen that chip by Ange he'll have him as player manager.
#Celtic

Celtibot
2 days ago

`It is not with the sneeze our destiny is, Nor with the bird on the top of the twig, Nor with the trunk of a knotty tree. Nor with an act of humming... ' - St Colmcille on augury, Ancient Scotland, 1887 #druid #Manx #druidism #druidry #pagan #celtic

🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
2 days ago

I guess i'll have to put tonights half eaten mince and tatties to one side so I can have my half-time pie, then commence with said mince and tatties once said pie is scoffed.

Football fans drinking ALL DAY in the hot sun before a teatime game is perfectly okay when it suits our governance/police, never forget that.
#ScottishCup #SillyKickOffTime #SFA #Celtic 🍀

Celtibot
3 days ago

`Pwyll' - This tale is one of a group found in The Mabinogion, one of the earliest known efforts to form a collection of traditional Welsh tales. Such tales, which date back to circa 1325 C.E., were originally passed from person to person and generation to generation orally. The Celtic oral tradition lasted f... https://tinyurl.com/2llp9wv7 #celtic
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`The #yew was revered by our ancient #Celtic ancestors for its longevity, and because it remained green and vibrant, thriving in the harshness of winter when all other trees succumbed.
Through its roots, the tree secreted toxins and thus ensured that not much grew near it. These natural open spaces were perfect places for pagan rituals and ceremonies. Therefore, the yew was considered a "sacred" tree.`
Source: Ali Isaac
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RT @NeuKelte
#Celtic #FaustianFriday: The yew tree fell out of favour as cattle and livestock became more important as an indication of wealth and status. Only…
https://twitter.com/NeuKelte/status/1621550825393868806

Emgaol, The Llangernyw yew, CC BY-SA 3.0.jpg

Il y a tout juste 3 ans : interview Le Celtic Pub rouvre ses portes ce soir : Avec la seconde phase du déconfinement les bars peuvent reprendre leur activité mardi 2 juin, en terrasse seulement pour la zone rouge et en terrasse et en intérieur pour ceux de la zone verte comm Suite sur https://www.bigorre.org/publication/2020-06-02_le-celtic-pub-rouvre-ses-portes-ce-soir @celticpubisnotapub #tarbes #celtic #pub #concert #bar <img src="https://www.bigorre.org/imgl/20200602_celtic_pub_jean_louis_abbadie.jpg" alt="Le Celtic Pub rouvre ses portes ce soir">
# bigorre vig

Celtibot
4 days ago

`Ragnall Mac Somairle' - Ragnall mac Somairle (also known in Gaelic as Raghnall, Raonall, Raonull; in English as Ranald, Reginald; in Latin as Reginaldus; and in Old Norse as Rögnvaldr, Røgnvaldr, Rǫgnvaldr; died 1191/1192–c. 1210/1227)[note 1] was a significant late twelfth century magnate, seated on the western seaboard o... https://tinyurl.com/2hlt6rb3 #celtic
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#Celtic #FolkloreThursday: Brân Vendigeit 'the Blessed' had taken a cauldron from a pair of #Irish demons, which they had brought from the #Otherworld. If one lit a fire under it and filled it in the evening with the corpses of the slain, they were revived the next morning, only that they lacked the ability to speak.
Source: Helmut Birkhan `Die #Kelten`

Claude Valette, ChaudronDeGundestrup0, CC BY-SA 3.0
Oosoom. Copied from English Wikipedia., Harlech Statue The Two Kings, CC BY-SA 3.0

#FolkloreThursday: The #Celtic summer began with the #Beltane (‘bright fire’ or ‘lucky fire’) festival on May 1. `Beltane celebrates the start of summer, the crop and pasturing season. Although scholars are non-commital, many of us believe #Beltane honors the ancient continental #Celtic sun and healer God #Belenus.`
Source: #OBOD, the Order of #Bards, #Ovates and #Druids

Emily Dixon, Belenos, CC BY-SA 4.0

#FolkloreThursday: #Celtic hero #CúChulainn was originally called Setanta, but got the name CúChulainn after he killed the hound (`Cú`) of Culan. In the tales he is said to have had a fierce temper and was a mighty warrior. In one story it is described that three vats of ice cold water were required to cool down his temperature.
Source: https://www.askaboutireland.ie/narrative-notes/cuchulainn/index.xml

Amy Seyfried, Cú Chulainn, CC BY-SA 4.0.jpg
JohnHughes
4 days ago

Check out this photograph / digital artwork that would look great framed and hanging on your wall in your home or office or produced on a variety of products.

Celtic Cross seen in Cork ,the second largest city in Ireland. Located in the south-west of Ireland, in the province of Munster, since an extension to the city's boundary in 2019, its population is c.210,000.

https://pixels.com/featured/cork-city-scenes-10-john-hughes.html

#BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #Cork #Ireland #CelticCross #Celtic #cross

Check out this photograph / digital artwork that would look great framed and hanging on your wall in your home or office or produced on a variety of products.

Celtic Cross seen in Cork ,the second largest city in Ireland. Located in the south-west of Ireland, in the province of Munster, since an extension to the city's boundary in 2019, its population is c.210,000.

https://pixels.com/featured/cork-city-scenes-10-john-hughes.html

#BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #Cork #Ireland #CelticCross #Celtic #cross
Kit Oz
4 days ago

I find triskeles/triskelions visually mesmerizing, especially when they are made up of animals. So I drew my own Celtic-inspired, three-legged animal spiral out of.... kittens. Because: kittens.

Then I put my drawing on a tote bag.

Available in rainbow (Happy Pride Month!) or ginger.

Rainbow:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C57KHXNC

Ginger:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C57KB8S3

#kitten #kittens #CelticKnot #celtic #spiral #cat #cats #cute #rainbow #ginger #pride #PrideMonth #catnap #catsofmastodon #caturday

Three rainbow tabby kittens snuggle in a spiral, on a white tote bag with black handles.
Three ginger kittens snuggle in a spiral, on a white tote bag with black handles.

#Celtic #WyrdWednesday: `When the goddess #Boann went to the Tobar Segais, also known as the Well of Wisdom, her lapdog #Dabilla was trotting faithfully at her heels. As the waters rose to form the river Boyne, little Dabilla was tossed from wave to wave, like a sliotar between hurlers.`
Source: Ali Isaac

Kissmykumbaya, Little white dog on transparent background PNG, CC0 1.0
Celtibot
5 days ago

`Witchcraft' - Witchcraft traditionally means the use of magic or supernatural powers to harm others. A practitioner is a witch. In medieval and early modern Europe, where the term originated, accused witches were usually women who were believed to have used malevolent magic against their own community, and often ... https://tinyurl.com/lbhpk #celtic
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Celtibot
5 days ago
Celtibot
5 days ago

`The Celts appointed Druids, who likewise were versed in the art of seers and other forms of wisdom without whom the kings were not permitted to adopt or plan any course, so that in fact it was these who ruled and the kings became their subordinates and instruments of their judgement, while themselves seated on golden thrones, and dwelling in great houses and being sumptuously feasted. ' - Dio... #Gaulish #pagan #Gaul #druid #druidism #druidry #celtic

#Fionn mac Cumhail had two magical hounds that he loved above all others, and it is said that he kept up to 200 of them. Bran and Sceolán were the unborn children of his aunt, Tuirean. She was abducted by a woman of the Sidhe and transformed into a hound whilst pregnant. She gave birth to two pups, which were then sent to Fionn as gifts.
Fionn, Bran and Sceolán were inseparable; they hunted and fought beside him, and appear in many stories together. They were certainly more companions to him than beasts, although the stories never mention if Fionn knew their true identity, or if they could communicate in any way other than any man does with his dog.“
Source: Ali Isaac #Celtic

Harold Strong, Bran and Sceolan - geograph.org.uk - 633660, cropped by 1. NeuKelte, CC BY-SA 2.0

`In #Irish #mythology, many characters had particular animals they were associated with. Ulster’s hero, #CúChulainn, had two special horses which pulled his chariot. Their names were Liath Macha, meaning the ‘grey of Macha’, and Dub Sainglend, the ‘black of Saingliu’. They were said to have emerged from the pool of Linn Liaith in the mountains of Sliabh Fuaid as a gift from the goddess, #Macha. This association with water clearly indicates their Otherworldly origin. Cuchulainn leaped onto their backs and rode them around the whole of Ireland in just one day, after which they were tamed.`
Source: Ali Isaac #Celtic

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 - 1951), CúChulainn in battle, public domain.jpg

„The King of Leinster had a little pet fox that he was extremely fond of one. One day, a servant out cutting wood in the forest killed the fox, thinking it was a wild animal. The King was so furious, he had the servant imprisoned, intending to execute him.
The poor man’s wife appealed to Saint Brigid, who charmed a fox cub from the woods as a gift to the King in exchange for the servant’s life. The King was so entranced by the little fox and its clever tricks, that he immediately agreed. The fox, however, ran off into the forest at the first opportunity, and although the King sent all his hounds and best huntsmen after it, it was never found.“
Source: Ali Isaac #Celtic

Максим Яковлєв, Лисятко, fox, CC BY-SA 4.0

I might have a new #Celtic crime drama #series to replace the hole in my life left by the end of #Hinterland... #Shetland #britbox

#Celtic #FairyTaleTuesday:  Grimm‘s `Little Snow-White` and the Lai of #Eliduc have one thing in common: it‘s the incident of the heroine’s suspended animation. The scene of the story is partly #Brittany, partly South-Western #England.
Source:
https://www.surlalunefairytales.com/s-z/snow-white-seven-dwarfs/stories/eliduc_nutt.html

Master of Jean de Papeleu, Marie de France 2, public domain
Celtibot
6 days ago

`Lugus' - The etymology of the name is debated. Besides the Gaulish Lugos (plural Lugoues, Lugouibus), the deity is attested in Old Irish Lug (Ogham: Lugu-), Middle Welsh Llew, and Celtiberian Luguei, which may point to a Common Celtic origin of the cult. The Proto-Celtic compound *Lugu-deks ('serving the god... https://tinyurl.com/5gye3o #celtic
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#FairyTaleTuesday: In the #Celtic fairy tale `The King Who Wished to Marry His Daughter` from #Scotland, Grimm‘s Cinderella motif also appears: Here, too, the prince finds the right woman for the rest of his life, with the help of her shoe, which she has lost.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_Who_Wished_to_Marry_His_Daughter

Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper (1908) (14760201546), no known copyright restictions
Celtibot
6 days ago

dominion were to circulate round the world, and the nations on their side of the Alps were in their turn to become masters of the world. ' - Tacitus, Histories, first century #druidry #druidism #druid #Gaulish #Gaul #pagan #celtic

Celtibot
6 days ago

announced the approaching fate of the Roman empire. The Druids in their whiled enthusiasm, sung their oracular songs, in which they taught that, when Rome was formerly sacked by the Gauls, the mansion of Jupiter being left entire, the commonwealth survived that dreadful shock; but the calamity of fire, which had lately happened, was a denunciation from heaven, in consequence of which, power and... #druidry #druidism #druid #Gaulish #Gaul #pagan #celtic

Celtibot
6 days ago

`The Gauls began to breathe new life and vigour, persuaded that the Roman armies, wherever stationed, were broken and dispirited. A rumour was current among them, and universally believed, that the Racians and Sarmatians had laid seige to the encampments in Maesia dn Pannonia. Affairs in Britain supposed to be in no better situation. Above all, the destruction of the Capitol [330 years prior]... #druidry #druidism #druid #Gaulish #Gaul #pagan #celtic

#FairyTaleTuesday: There‘s another #Celtic version of Grimm‘s Snow-White formula named `Gold-tree and Silver-tree` collected in #Scotland. It seems to be of Pre-Christian origin, because Silver-tree consults a trout in a well and the story winds up with `the prince and his 2(!) wives were long alive after this, pleased and peaceful`. Like in `Guildeluec and Guilliadon`, the prince’s second wife welcomes her rival. Isn`t that very #Celtic?
Source:
https://www.surlalunefairytales.com/s-z/snow-white-seven-dwarfs/stories/eliduc_nutt.html

John D. Batten, Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree - Illustration 1, public domain
John D. Batten, Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree - Illustration 2, public domain

#FairyTale on Tuesday: There is a #Celtic version of #Cinderella: `Fair, Brown and Trembling`. `Since #Trembling was the most beautiful, her older sisters made her stay at home, for fear that she would marry before them...`
Here, too, the prince finds the right woman for the rest of his life, with the help of her shoe, which she has lost.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair,_Brown_and_Trembling

John D. Batten, Fair, Brown, and Trembling - Illustration 2, gemeinfrei

#Celtic #MythologyMonday: In one story #Sionnan, grand daughter of #Manannán mac Lir, angered the #SalmonOfKnowledge by throwing stones at it. In revenge the fish summoned and asked an #Oilliphéist to attack the girl which it did and ultimately ended up in killing her.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilliphéist
https://twitter.com/dublinmacker/status/1269970490099195909

#Celtic #MythologyMonday: Englec was seen by Midir, who abducted her and forced her to become his lover. Elcmar was furious at the dishonour done to his daughter, and killed Midir out of revenge. In return, even though Midir had betrayed him, Oengus Óg killed Elcmar, to avenge the death of his foster-father and half-brother. But what became of poor Englec is not known.
Source: Ali Isaac

Heroes_of_the_dawn_(1914)_(14566173909)_Aonghus Óg_No known copyright restrictions
Celtibot
1 week ago

`Picts' - The Picts were a group of peoples who lived in what is now northern and eastern Scotland (north of the Firth of Forth) during Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Where they lived and what their culture was like can be inferred from early medieval texts and Pictish stones. Their Latin name, Pic... https://tinyurl.com/29b2oq #celtic
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#Celtic #MythologyMonday#Matholwch, the king of #Ireland, came to #Bran, the king of Britain, to ask him for the hand of his sister Branwen. In revenge for not beeing asked, Branwen's half-brother #Efnisien (#Cymric: "the non-peaceful", "the quarrelsome") massacred Matholwch's horses, almost resulting in a fight. 
Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efnisien 
https://twitter.com/SianEsther/status/1466420472065708032

#Celtic #MythologyMonday: As a woman #Nessa single-handedly raised a war-band of 27 warriors and took off after her father’s murderers with them, intent on revenge and killing.
Source: Ali Isaac
https://twitter.com/ThorEwing/status/1292760534333497344?t=9dUnD0GRvnrSzkwK85f2OQ&s=19

Stan Carey
1 week ago

Couple of frames from George Bain's great book Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction

#letters #alphabet #books #art #Celtic #CelticArt #Ireland #BookOfKells #GeorgeBain #calligraphy

Half-page box containing about 40 calligraphic or otherwise stylized forms of the letter A, some ornate, some relatively plain. The caption reads, 'The Celtic Small Script a and Capital A from the Books Durrow, Kells and Lindisfarne.' In the fourth and bottom row are some classical forms of A, for comparison: Greek, Phoenician, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.
Half-page box containing about a dozen elaborate letter forms. The caption reads, 'Ornamented Capitals from the Book of Kells.' There is a C, R, U or V, TU, h, four A's, etc, all quite ornate and some extremely so, with fish, human, or other figures intricately integrated into the letter form.

„In #Irish #mythology, hurling was the sport of the Tuatha de Danann. It is still played in #Ireland today, and is reputed to be the fastest and oldest field sport in the world.“
Source: Ali Isaac
https://twitter.com/MeaveofConnaugh/status/1052184672766181376?
#Celtic #FolkloreSunday

Celtibot
1 week ago

`Tailtiu' - According to the Book of Invasions, Tailtiu was the wife of Eochaid mac Eirc, last Fir Bolg High King of Ireland, who named his capital after her (Teltown, between Navan and Kells). She survived the invasion of the Tuatha Dé Danann and became the foster mother of Lugh. Tailtiu is said to have died ... https://tinyurl.com/2z3cezsp #celtic
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„In #Cornwall there are stories of hurling matches between groups of male giants, their thrown pebbles forming mountains.“
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/StoryMartin/status/1375021790595051524?t=2d7PYFIMGmtb6Vtx_C1NTg&s=09
#FolkloreSunday

#Midir, son of the Dagda of the Tuatha de Danann was said to have lost an eye in a hurling match, which Dian Cecht replaced for him. The story goes that he was watching a group of youths play hurling at Bru na Boinne (Newgrange) with Oengus mac Óg, when a fight broke out amongst the youngsters. Midir went to sort it out, but was accidentally hit on the head by a hurley thrown in the heat of the moment.
#Celtic #FolkloreSunday
https://twitter.com/ticiaverveer/status/814914618061705217?t=E0jv4kPnZzFMO6g007n7-A&s=09

Celtibot
1 week ago

`Áed Rúad, Díthorba, And Cimbáeth' - The sources differ as to how the rotation worked. The reigns of Aéd and Díthorba are missing in the Lebor Gabála Érenn – after the previous High King, Lugaid Laigdech, is killed by Áed, a dinsenchas story about the founding of Emain Macha is interpolated, followed by the reign of Cimbáeth, who is sa... https://tinyurl.com/2l5nlont #celtic
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Fabrizio Romano 🤖
1 week ago

Ange Postecoglou on Tottenham job: “Nothing cryptic in my messages, we've got one game to go. I’m not saying gonna talks about next year before that game”, told Sky. 🚨🟢 #Celtic #THFC

“I'm not gonna pass up the opportunity to do something special, to do a treble”.

Miro Collas
1 week ago

Come Out Ye Black And Tans (Celtic Rock Version) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwRQVMz36gQ

#Music #Celtic #Rock #ColmMcGuinness

frykitty :vilified:
1 week ago

Finally, someone explained celtic knots in a way that didn't require a geometry degree. If you have had trouble wrapping your head around these, try some ten-year-old youtube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNwA8iiId66G9VeyRtq8jUosY1-RBET_s

#art #celtic #KnotWork

Ten poorly done celtic knots.

In Windsor Forest in England the frightening figure of Herne the Hunter skulks around.
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/GodysseyPodcast/status/1423295239100370957

Celtibot
1 week ago

`Cathal Crobhdearg Ua Conchobair' - His reign was a troubled one dominated by internal feuds and the outside influence of powerful Anglo-Norman lords. From his base west of the river Shannon he was forced to deal with the Norman invaders and was a competent leader despite his problems, avoiding major conflicts and winning minor skirmi... https://tinyurl.com/2jcebfte #celtic
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Celtibot
1 week ago

`'dense and ancient, untouched by human hand and impervious to the beams of the sun. Here the pale and uncertain light serves only to increase the awe and the ominous silence. [Latona] haunted the grove, and the wood in its sacred shadows hides her effigies in the cedar and oak.' ' - Lactantius Placidus, Commentary on Thebais of Caecilius Statius #druidism #pagan #druid #Gaulish #druidry #Gaul #celtic

`In areas of modern France that were once #Celtic territory, we find folktales about the Dames Vertes who lurk in the forests, luring travelers into ravines by their beauty and their sweet voices, then tormenting them by holding them upside down over waterfalls and laughing at their terror. Such elemental spirits are found in many cultures; in the case of these “Green Ladies”, they were especially associated with the wind, on which they traveled across the land, making plants grow with their breath. They could also take human form, always being dressed in green, a color known in #Ireland to be the favorite choice of the #fairy people.`
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
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RT @_letraqueur_
A Véria, dans le Jura, la #legende raconte que des grandes et belles dames vertes aguicheuses hantaient les forêts de Véria.
Elles faisaient …
https://twitter.com/_letraqueur_/status/1474808664808738822

`Sometimes at night, a funeral seemed to pass through #Welsh villages. All the villagers were visible, passing slowly and mournfully behind a casket, headed toward the cemetery, but all those villagers were really tucked safe in their homes, for the spectral procession was the #toili or ghostly funeral. Those with second sight could sometimes see them passing in the daytime as well. The appearance of the toili was invariably a premonition that someone’s death was imminent. It was important to turn aside if one saw the toili pass, for anyone swept up in its parade would die.`
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/delythbadder/status/1479161994091630602

Mark Tillotson
1 week ago

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones - Star of the County Down
https://youtu.be/rLdwKoUuJlc

#Jazz #Celtic #Music #Banjo

https://song.link/i/357880402

The Japan Times
1 week ago

Japan will take on El Salvador on June 15 at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture and Peru five days later at Panasonic Stadium Suita in Osaka Prefecture. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2023/05/26/soccer/furuhashi-hatate-call-up/?utm_content=bufferebc64&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #sports #soccer #samuraiblue #hajimemoriyasu #celtic #kyogofuruhashi #reohatate

Celtibot
2 weeks ago

`Leinster' - Leinster (/ˈlɛnstər/ LEN-stər; Irish: Laighin [ˈl̪ˠəinʲ] or Cúige Laighean [ˌkuːɟə ˈl̪ˠəinˠ]) is one of the provinces of Ireland, situated in the southeast and east of Ireland. The province comprises the ancient Kingdoms of Meath, Leinster and Osraige. Following the 12th-century Norman invasion of ... https://tinyurl.com/4jzv6n #celtic
note: edit this info: https://dub.sh/FcTpgFK

Celtibot
2 weeks ago

`The Druids are those who delight in oaks. ' - Lactantius Placidus, Commentary on Thebais of Caecilius Statius #pagan #Gaul #druidry #Gaulish #druid #druidism #celtic

"Sometimes a distinction is made between sacrifice, which requires that something be alive or once alive, and offerings, which were never alive; thus artifacts like coins and jewelry constitute offerings, while plants and animals, to say nothing of humans, are sacrifices. More frequently, the term “sacrifice” describes anything offered to the gods and placed beyond human use-"
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/NeuKelte/status/1649093711513653252

Sacrificial scene, Natural History Museum Vienna, photocredit 1. Neu-Kelte

`As the #Celts usually worshiped outdoors rather than in temples, the sacrifice would be deposited in a natural site. Thus a piece of jewelry might be smashed or a torc twisted out of shape before being thrown into a lake or buried in a bog. An animal might be killed. Sometimes the entire animal was burned, so that no part of it was used for human food, but there are also evidences of portions (sometimes the best meat) being sacrificed, while other portions became part of a feast.`
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/NeuKelte/status/1631651918094434304

Sailko, Corno in bronzo, da loughnashade, co. di armagh, I secolo ac. 01, CC BY 3.0
Sailko, Corno in bronzo, da loughnashade, co. di armagh, I secolo ac. 02, CC BY 3.0

„Sacrifice— the offering up of one thing in order to gain another—was practiced by the #Celts, as by virtually all other peoples. Goods of various sorts were offered to gods and goddesses at regular intervals and, most significantly, in times of danger. Typically an object was damaged in some way before being sacrificed.“
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/NeuKelte/status/1639281193836265478

Ritually bent sword in decorated scabbard, Late Iron Age, Natural History Museum Vienna, photocredit 1. Neu-Kelte

#FolkloreSunday: The #Scottish water bull was unfriendly to humans. The #tarbh uisge often stood guard at the entranceway to #fairy mounds or palaces.
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`

water bull, also known as tarbh uisge, clipped from Olaus Magnus, creator QS-P170,Q315804, Carta Marina, public domain
Jason Wyckoff
3 weeks ago

Bit of a mini re- #introduction as I've lost all my mastodon.social follows/followers recently and am hoping to reconnect with those folks. I'm a #StreetPhotographer based in #Boston, and was formerly an academic philosopher writing about #AnimalLiberation.

I'm an #anarchist and #vegan. I enjoy #SciFi and #fantasy #SFF literature, as well as learning #languages. (Currently working on Spanish and Italian.)

I am a #football #soccer fan, and support #Barça, #ASRoma, #FCSP, and #celtic

#StreetPhotography #AnimalRights #MastodonFC #philosophy

#Celtic #MythologyMonday: `Swans are seen as a symbol of light, often because of associations with sun deities, but in #Ireland it is because they return from their migrations at the very beginning of Spring, just as the days are lengthening, and the sun is regaining its strength.`
Source: Ali Isaac

anonym, SwansCygnus olor, CC BY-SA 3.0

yo #Irish #celtic folks: is this accurate? https://www.crowsbone.com/blogarchive/a-guide-to-samhain-exploring-the-customs-amp-origins-of-samhain

I'm not Celtic, but my kids are so I like to write fiction that sorta combines my heritage and theirs ysee

#samhain #halloween

#Celtic #FaustianFriday: `Elders who died after a full life sometimes returned as ghosts, taking a pipe by the fireside and otherwise keeping up the activities of a long settled life; this seems to be stirred more by habit than by desire to affect the lives of the living.`
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
https://twitter.com/CrumlinFuels/status/793228365398417408

#Celtic #MythologyMonday: #Aoife transformed the Children of Lir into swans, cursing them to remain so for 900 years. Even the magic of her foster father Bodb Derg was not enough to undo the damage—although he turned his foster daughter into a demon of the air (in some versions, a crane) in retaliation for her action. But the #ChildrenOfLir were left as swans with human emotions and human voices to sing of their woes.
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #folklore

Harold Robert Millar creator QS-P170,Q5662198, Ler swans, public domain

#Celtic #MythologyMonday: „In #Irish #mythology, #swans are usually depicted as shape-shifters, capable of transforming into human and bird form at will. They could be distinguished from normal swans by the gold or silver chain which hung about their necks.“
Source: Ali Isaac
https://twitter.com/jimfitzpatrick/status/1172579974810886146

#Celtic fans chanting:

You can shove your coronation up yer arse

You can shove your coronation up yer arse

You can shove your coronation

You can shove your coronation

You can shove your coronation
up yer arse

#NotMyKing

Hours after news emerged that people across the UK were being asked to pledge allegiance to King Charles on coronation day, Celtic fans in Hampden made their opposition known.

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/celtic-fans-sing-you-can-shove-your-coronation-up-your-a-347611/

Oliver 👔
1 month ago

Everything that still needs to be said about that day, summed up by tens of thousands Celtics: „you can stick your #Coronation up your ass...“
#NotMyKing #Celtic #CFC #AbolishTheMonarchy #KingCharles #Krönung
♻️ :twitter: https://nitter.poast.org/JerryHicksUnite/status/1653294016195174401

#MythologyMonday: „Maypole dancing was outlawed in Puritan England in 1644. It is probable that it was not so much the dances themselves that caused concern but the usual aftermath, the “greenwood weddings” of young people who spent #Beltane night together under the pretext of gathering flowers to deck the town next morning, for the Puritans complained that girls who went a-maying “did not one of them return a virgin.”
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
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RT @amyfreeborn
Happy #MayDay. I once heard Ronald Hutton describe maypole dancing in the Puritan era (permanent maypoles were ordered cut down from 1644)…
https://twitter.com/amyfreeborn/status/1652962233352159233

The top of a wooden maypole, with garlands of greenery and some short streamers.
Close-up of a wooden maypole, circled with garlands of greenery and some short streamers.

#MythologyMonday: `Records from the 18th century show that a pot of eggs, butter, oatmeal, and milk was placed on the Beltane fire, after a bit of the mixture had been thrown onto the ground to honor the spirits; once cooked, the oatcake was divided into nine parts and offered to the animals who might steal the harvest: one part to the crow, one to the eagle, one to the fox, and so forth. Even as late as the 19th century, Beltane fires were still being built in rural districts of Scotland and cattle driven between them for purification.`
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
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RT @ellie_ffe
Bannock for brunch

#mayday #beltane #oatcake #oatmeal #magicfood #oats
https://twitter.com/ellie_ffe/status/726810811193249792

Titania
1 month ago

Beltane is a Celtic festival traditionally celebrated on May 1st, marking the beginning of summer. The veil between this world and the Otherworld was thought to be thin on this day, and fairies were believed to be especially active. Bonfires were lit on sacred hills, and the smoke was thought to help maintain harmony between the human world and the realm of the fairies.

Art by John Anster Fitzgerald (c. 1864)

#Beltane #Fairy #MayDay
#Celtic #Folklore #May

Ethereal fairies dressed in white looking through a gateway adorned with flowers.

In a #Welsh Arthurian #legend Gwyn ap Nydd, otherworldly #fairy king, kidnaps the bride of his brother Gwythyr ap Greidawl. Since that day, every first of May, both would battle to see who would win the hand of Creiddylad. In remembrance of this ancient #tale, I decided to release my Invocation of Gwyn ap Nudd as a single today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtY-4RSChjg
https://open.spotify.com/track/3iJpV5Y3BzqddiDWXJgO7s?si=a1fab42e8d804bee
https://deezer.page.link/nT3t5GPagfv2waGA6
https://music.apple.com/us/album/invocation-of-gwyn-ap-nudd/1675045914?i=1675045929

#Beltane #Celtic #Ambient #Music #Folklore #CreativeToots #MastoArt

it's kat!
1 month ago

'you can shove your coronation up your arse!'
aaah, #celticFC, you never disappoint. :)
#mastodonFC #celticFC #celtic #champions #scottishCup #abolishTheMonarchy #notmyking
(video is from a mate who's a season ticket holder. i was, sadly, not present for the proceedings at hampden park.)

celtic fans chant 'you can shove your coronation up yer arse' during the scottish cup final on 30 april 2023. celtic belted rangers to win 1-0.
🍀 Cecil Teapot 🍀
1 month ago

Piece o piss! 🍀
#Celtic

`In #Scotland cattle were preserved from the influence of witchcraft by placing garlands of rowan and honeysuckle around their necks. Red threads tied in their hair or woven into the wreaths likewise protected dairy cattle from milk-stealing witches, who were especially active on #Beltane.`
Source: P. Monaghan `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
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RT @AspectTree
In Britain, Rowan was also believed to provide protection from witchcraft and enchantment as faeries were thought to live in the white flowers -…
https://twitter.com/AspectTree/status/1164512811873132546

Molly Cantrell-Kraig ✅
1 month ago

One of my favorite Pandora stations to stream: Celtic Radio. Gets your blood pumping on a Monday morning. Anyone up for a reel?

https://youtu.be/0Th4s0edbbs

#whf #AuthorLife #authors #Irish #MusicMonday #Celtic #violin #nowStreaming

@kathimmel that’s wonderful, must have been an exciting ground. Heard an interview with Dale Vince about 4 years ago and I was hooked! #Celtic does seem like a viable transition, with colors and all! I’d like to make a trip to the UK one day and visit a few grounds for matches.

it's kat!
1 month ago

is #mastodonFC any good for the scottish premiership? liverpool & forest green rovers are the only english teams that i have a scintilla of interest in following. #celtic #glasgow #scotland #fitba

`#Áine was so beautiful that anyone who saw her naked went insane, so she always wore a feathered cloak that made her look like a swan. Alas, the cloak also made sexual faithfulness impossible.
William Shakespeare drew inspiration from the folkloric figure of #fairy queens like Áine in his creation of Titania.`
Sources: Patricia Monaghan `The Red-Haired Girl From The Bog` and `Encyclopedia of #Celtic #Mythology and #Folklore`
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RT @LadyLeo1976
Áine~ Fairy Queen 🧚 Irish Goddess of midsummer & the sun ☀️ is associated with County #Limerick
where the hill of #Knockainey is named afte…
https://twitter.com/LadyLeo1976/status/1489456434026844162

it's kat!
2 months ago

cheering myself up by revisiting those halcyon days after the queen carked it & #celticFC, dundee united & hibs weren't having any of that mawkish reverential nonsense. total heroes. good times. (a thread.)
#fitba #abolishTheMonarchy #celtic #glasgow #mastodonFC #notMyKing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_odneR-kl6A

Molly Cantrell-Kraig ✅
2 months ago

My favorite cover version of this song ever. BTW if you can listen to this without tapping your toes, please check your pulse.

Lick the Tins, Can't Help Falling in Love

https://youtu.be/7kORTAjFAWM

#TunesDay #movies #music #1980s #Celtic

Angela Miller
3 months ago

Now we're a long way back and even at the time, this was an old piece of #writing
It's a #fantasy #snippet from a work I was doing inspired by #celtic #mythology
https://crowkitchentales.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/ben-cuil-the-forging-of-scatha/
#writersOfMastodon #blog

A joyful celebration of music styles and influences from all over the globe fused together.

Afro Celt Sound System - Cascade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWQ1LbkPi8g

#Music #AfroCeltSoundSystem #Indie #WorldBeat #Celtic #AfroBeat #Electronica #Folk #BearTracks #10s #UK #Gaelic #African #Irish

This album is just start to finish excellence, the way it moves & mutates & blends genres and styles. It pushed things forward for a lot of listeners.

I was shopping in Brighton N. Lanes when I heard this, was transfixed and had to go get the album from the nearby indy record store that had supplied it.

Afro Celt Sound System - Vol. 1: Sound Magic (Real World Gold)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1u4PAyVJJs&list=OLAK5uy_kFpLecJ6wiEgMEqHcZo0V1zujj-g5yIOc&index=2&ab_channel=AfroCeltSoundSystem-Topic

#Music #AfroCeltSoundSystem #Indie #WorldBeat #Celtic #AfroBeat #BearTracks #90s

Celtibot
4 months ago

`Classifications Of Fairies' - Fairies, particularly those of Irish, English, Scottish and Welsh folklore, have been classified in a variety of ways. Classifications – which most often come from scholarly analysis, and may not always accurately reflect local traditions – typically focus on behavior or physical characteristics. G... https://tinyurl.com/6kg2jj #celtic
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🇺🇸 JewWhoHasItAll
4 months ago

Wishing a joyous #Imbolc to my #Pagan, #Wiccan, #NeoDruid, and #Celtic friends and followers in the Northern Hemisphere and anyone else who is celebrating!

#chag #holiday #greetings

@jackLondon @GeofCox @fencoul On the subject of #British identity, I think it's a chimera. There are the #exceptional #english & from their perspective, the 'others'. I'm a proud mongrel, more kin to my #celtic #matriarchy than #english. Britain is forever linked to the #British #Empire, which of course is like catnip to the #EDL + other assorted tribals who just won't f.o. despite me asking them politely on many an occasion to do so. Above all I'd like my #European #Citizenship back please.

Hanktank
5 months ago

Following is not just a list, also the timeline of my life, my "hypes" from teenage till now Hypes are temporarily, mine are all there still, interconnected .

#food
#science
#celtic
#camelot ("Guinevere & King Arthur")
#history ( British/Irish to World's)
#folklore
#mythology
#music ( pop to classic to "world")
#lucymaudmontgomery ( AoGG)
#korea Started with:
#kdrama
#asia
#fibonacci { Amateur!)
#Feng Shui ( Amateur!)

... and the Beat goes on...

Celtibot
5 months ago

`Put the [rosemary] flowers or leaves under your head in bed, and you will not be troubled with disagreeable dreams, or oppressed with anxiety of mind. ' - Meddygon Myddfai, Welsh, 13th century
#Welsh
#folkMedicine
#celtic

North Delta
5 months ago

I’d like to stay with my instance (unless there’s a better fit?), but I’d also like to connect beyond this niche.
This is the one time #PeysuPals Linus (Connection) and I will ask for a boost. 🙏
Help me connect with #Parents, #elementary, #EarlyChildhood, #k12Teachers, #familytherapists, #schoolcounselors, anyone interested in #Nordic #Scandinavian & #Celtic cultures, #nature, #comics, #kidlit, #illustration, #digitalart, #drawingchallenges, #K12edu and much more than I can fit here. Thanks!

A digital doodle of Peysu Pal Linus the goose (representing connection) holding binoculars.
gbhnews
5 months ago

#Christmas comes but once a year, and at @gbhnews that means the best holiday music lineup ever, including legendary #Boston rock dj Oedipus, jazz with Al Davis, and #Celtic music with Brian O'Donovan.

Starting 12/24 at 3PM ET.

📻 Radio: tune to GBH 89.7
💻 Online: https://wgbh.org/news
📱On your phone: https://www.wgbh.org/news/download-the-gbh-news-app

Text card with a radio schedule reading "A Celtic Christmas Sojourn With Brian O'Donovan" from 3-5 PM; Christmas Jazz With Al Davis, 5-8PM, Christmas Eve With Oedipus 8PM to 1 AM Tune In Saturday December 24th, GBH 89.7
ⓒⓞⓓⓚⓔⓛⓟⓜⓔ
5 months ago

A family member bought a ticket for me to see Winter Harp perform last night. I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. I'd never seen medieval instruments (https://www.winterharp.com/instruments.htm) used in live show before. It will be a Winter Solstice I'll remember. Check out their web site: https://www.winterharp.com/
or go straight to their #Bandcamp: https://winterharp.bandcamp.com/
#WinterSolstice #Celtic #Medieval #Harp #HolidayMusic #BassPsaltery #Organistrum #HurdyGurdy #Nyckelharpa #Christmas

Fitheach
5 months ago

You can probably tell something about the Celtic psyche by comparing the local words for the month of December.

Manx: Mee ny Nollick (month of Christmas)
Irish: Mí na Nollag (month of Christmas)
Cymraeg: Mis Rhagfyr (the foreshortening)
Kernewek: mis Kevardhu (the very black month)
Breton: miz Kerzu (as above)
Gàidhlig: An Dùbhlachd (the blackness)

#Gàidhlig #Gaelic #grian-stad #solstice #Celtic

Maia KB Chowdhury
6 months ago

Very excited to have just received the first review of my new eco-fiction novel, Otter Coast! Stay tuned… adding some snapshots of covers in progress…

#Architecture #Celtic #Desi #EcoFiction #MedicalMarijuana #MixedDesi #Mystery #Reiki #VisionaryEcoFiction #VisionaryFiction #WritersOfMastodon

Book covers
CRB Classical
6 months ago

We're pretty darn excited for our #holiday #concert on December 15! Here's the lineup:
🎤 Tenor Lawrence Brownlee
🎤 Renaissance Men vocal ensemble
🎤 Harpist Charles Overton and his #jazz group
🎤 #Celtic/folk pianist Jacqueline Schwab
🎤 The beloved #Boston Children's Chorus

It's going to be a blast! Join us in person or online -- get tickets here: https://www.wgbh.org/events/gbh-music-presents-a-holiday-celebration-in-person-and-virtual

Clockwise from top left: the Renaissance Men, the Charles Overton Group, Lawrence Brownlee, Jacqueline Schwab, the Boston Children's Chorus.
6 months ago

What if the #StarTrekVoyager #theme had been scored differently?
I'm happy to introduce you to "Celtic Voyager", a partial #Celtic #Folk #music rendition by the impromptu #musical #Borg collective known as 2 out of 1 of Unimatrix me; consisting of me on #LowWhistle and #IrishBouzouki.
I hope these 38 seconds of music will put a smile on your face. 😊
PS. this is what happens when my brain decides it's a day for #creativity.
#StarTrek #Voyager #soundtrack #cover #Trekkie #RandomCreativity #MultiInstrumentalist #musician #bouzouki #whistle

This is my #Mugshot today.
Comes from a hand-painted series my parents bought in Tahiti, where they were serving in the French army.
A bit sad because of the colonial symbol, a bit glorious because have they stayed 6 more months there, I could have been gifted a #Polynesian culture instead of the #Celtic one I cherish from my beloved #Breizh.

Identities are a complex, difficult, layered, matter. Do not let pride and neofascism prevent you to admire other fellow humans’ cultures.

Lily Rose - Celebrant
6 months ago

<... I have been based in #Cornwall in the UK for the last 11 years.

I love everything #Celtic and found #CelticChristianity an inspiring, refreshingly healthy view of #religion and human nature.

It also helped me develop a healthier, friendlier perspective on #paganism.

I am particularly interested in sharing and promoting Christian #FoodTraditions associated with the various feasts and holidays all through the year and from around the world.

I'm an American from Pittsburgh (and Alaska, Washington DC) living in Ireland with my husband. I like exploring the history and the places of natural beauty that surround us here. I am a grad student at the Open University interested in trauma and resilience. I have lived a bunch of lives in my 64 years. Ask me and I'll tell you more. Well met.

#introduction
#Ireland #American #Pittsburgh #Alaska #WashingtonDC #OpenUniversity #trauma #resilience #scifi #history #neolithic #Viking #Celtic

Revised #introduction, w/hashtags: I loved living in #SanFrancisco for decades, but moved back to #Brooklyn last year to be with my Sweetie. I'm a front-end #WebDev (#ReactJS, #NextJS) in the early stages of writing an #urbanFantasy novel (maybe 1st of 3?). I love languages and #linguistics; I speak some #Spanish, some #Japanese, and lots of #LangBelta from #TheExpanse. I love #Celtic stuff, #sushi, and #cocktails. I'm #bisexual, #Pagan, #feminist, and #progressive. I'm here to find new friends.