Lug was also known in Irish tradition as Samildánach (“Skilled in All the Arts”). The variety of his attributes and the extent to which his calendar festival Lugnasad on August 1 was celebrated in Celtic lands indicate that he was one of the most powerful and impressive of all the ancient Celtic deities.
Explore the Celtic pantheon and rediscover the classic Irish , Welsh and British gods including the Dagda, the Morrigan, Lugh, Danu, Cernunnos, Brigid and more.
Hera . If there was ever a disgruntled wife, it was Hera and you can’t blame her because, as you know, Zeus was a notorious adulterer! Hera’s wrath was so vengeful that it makes her one of the worst Greek gods, alongside her husband.
In Germanic mythology , Thor (/θɔːr/; from Old Norse: Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with lightning, thunder, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, the protection of mankind and also hallowing and fertility. All forms of the deity stem from a Common Germanic *Þunraz (meaning ‘thunder’).
Celtic MythologyThe Iron Age Celts were polytheistic, they had many gods and goddesses which were worshipped through sacrifice to appease them. Some of the more famous are Arawn, Brigid , Cernunnos , Cerridwen , Danu, Herne, Lugh , Rhiannon and Taranis .
1) Ana or Danu/Dana – The Primordial Goddess of Nature Counted among the oldest of the ancient Celtic gods in Ireland, Ana (also known as Anu, Dana, Danu, and Annan) possibly embodied the primordial scope, with her epithets describing her as a mother goddess.
Muspelheim, Old Norse Múspell, in Norse mythology , a hot, bright, glowing land in the south, guarded by Surt, the fire giant.
Hephaestus, Greek Hephaistos, in Greek mythology , the god of fire . Originally a deity of Asia Minor and the adjoining islands (in particular Lemnos), Hephaestus had an important place of worship at the Lycian Olympus.
Among the Primordials, the most prominent ones are Chaos, Gaia , Ouranos , Erebus , Nyx , Eros , and Tartarus . In some beliefs, Morpheus, Charon, Thanatos and the Sisters of Fate were also considered to be Primordial deities despite usually being seen as Olympian Gods in most cases despite their immense power.
Adventure, heroism, romance, and magic are a few of the elements that make Celtic mythology one of the most entrancing mythologies of Europe. Once a powerful people who dominated much of Europe, the Celts were reduced to a few small groups after the Roman invasions.
Celtic cultures seem to have been widely diverse, with the use of a Celtic language being the main thing they had in common. Today, the term Celtic generally refers to the languages and respective cultures of Ireland , Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Brittany, also known as the Celtic nations.