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Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map | Daily Mail Online

The bizarre sculptures of naked women exposing their vulva, found in medieval tower-houses, church sites and holy wells across Ireland and parts of the UK, have puzzled historians for decades. Source: Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map |

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Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

On Imbolc Eve Irish & Scottish women would clean and prepare their household for Brigid’s blessings during the night.She was said to visit virtuous houses. Source: Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

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Mysterious Worlds: Travels to the Faerie and Shamanic Realms | Ancient Origins

There are many accounts of a land of immortality and eternal youth in world myths and legends, as well as shamanic and indigenous spiritual traditions. Source: Mysterious Worlds: Travels to the Faerie and Shamanic Realms | Ancient Origins

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Living Liminally: 7 Snarky But Serious Tips for Dealing with Fairies

Source: Living Liminally: 7 Snarky But Serious Tips for Dealing with Fairies

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The Fairies are Afoot! – Modern Fairy Beliefs

From Leprechaun occupied forests to Fairy trees and rings, belief in the little people is alive and well. Source: The Fairies are Afoot! – Modern Fairy Beliefs

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The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition. Source: The Cailleach: Gaelic Goddess of Winter

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A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint | Ancient Origins

There are churches dedicated to Saint Brigid in many parts of the world. With time, she became one of the most important icons of the Catholic Church. Source: A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint

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Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

Read a brief article on the ‘huldufólk’ (sometimes referred to as ‘elves’), supernatural beings in Icelandic and Faroese folklores. Source: Huldufólk (Elves) in Icelandic and Faroese folklores

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Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland | Ancient Origins

In Icelandic folklore, the Huldufólk (meaning hidden people) are like elves. These beings are also said to be very similar to human beings, and live in little houses in the rocks. Source: Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland | Ancient

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European Mother Goddesses

A lovely article on European Mother Goddesses from Carolyn Emerick:   Although many spiritual people today consider God to be firmly male, the concept of female divinity is an ancient one. Mother-figure deities are still found in many contemporary religions.

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