Celtic Mythology

Hi! Welcome back to my blog, Mismatched Mythology. Today I’m doing a post on Celtic mythology, as you can tell by the title, and it’s a new topic for me so let’s get started! Here is a list of Celtic gods that were very common beliefs back then.

CELTIC  DEITIES

Morrigan:

The Celtic goddess of war, she is often paired with Dagda, “The Good God”, father of Brigit and Danu, and technically god of creation. She often takes the form of a crow or raven and is able to predict the outcome of a battle and aid who she chooses in war. She was the one who offered immortality to Cuchulainn, the great hero. He was pretty much the Celtic version of Hercules.

Morrigan

Brigit

Brigit is the goddess of the Fire of Inspiration and the Fire of the Hearth, as well the Fire of the Forge. She keeps the flames of the earth protected. She is not the queen of the Celtic pantheon, but she is still one of the most important and prominent goddesses of the Celtic pantheon. Her father is Dagda. Her mother is mainly known as the Morrigan (see above) and she is married to Bres. They had a son named Ruadán together – who died after he is slain fighting for the Fomorians. She is also thought to be a continuation of the Indo-European dawn goddess. Brigit is mainly connected with the spring season, fertility, healing, poetry, and smithcraft. Some books state that Brigit was the goddess whom poets adored.

Some say she had two sisters- Brigit the healer, and Brigit the Smith. This might mean that she may have been a triple deity. Saint Brigit shares many of the goddess Brigit’s features. Her feast day, on February 1st, was   a festival marking the beginning of spring. Some people suggest that Saint Brigit is merely just a Christianization of the goddess Brigit.

Her name means exalted one, meaning she was one of the most important goddess an of high importance.

Hawaiian Mythology

Hi! Welcome back to my blog, Mismatched Mythology. Okay, let’s get started. Hawaiian mythology is kind of complicated, so I’ll just start with the basics.

The god of creation, Kāne, threw a calabash (large pot for holding water or food for cooking) into the air. The top fell off and became a curved bowl, also known as the sky. Two large pieces fell off and one became the sun, the other one the moon. The rest of the calabash became the Earth and fell back into the sea. Kāne then enlisted the rest of the gods help in creating Red Earth Man, the first shadow. Eventually though, he grew lonely and the gods didn’t want to see him like that, so they made him into a a living, breathing human.

Another version of the story of creation is that there was only Po, the great black chaos that never ended. Kāne, feeling himself slip away of Po’s clutches, managed to free himself. Seeing their brother free, Lono (the god of the heavens) and Kū (the god of war) also escaped through the gap their brother had made and freed themselves as well. The three, or union, of gods created the rest of the powerful gods and made the earth for their footstool. They also created several lesser gods to be their servants and work for them. Some of the powerful gods that Kāne, Lono, and Kū created include Pēle, the goddess of fire and volcanoes, Hi’iaka, the goddess of lightning (and Pēle’s little sister!),  Papa, the goddess of nature, and Kamapua’a, the god of boars and pigs, who is also Pēle’s husband. Another of the really prominent gods is Kanaloa, the god of the sea. After all, Hawaiians do live on an island!

Well, that will end my post. See you next time! Bye!