Tens of centuries ago, amid Ireland’s iconic green, rolling landscape, the kings of Ireland were anointed on a hill of tremendous importance—a place where spirituality met with royalty, and mythical traditions began.
Poulnabrone Dolmen (Poll na mBrón in Irish meaning “hole of the quern stones” (bró in Irish)”) is a portal tomb in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland, dating back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC to 2900 BC. It is situated 8 km (5 miles) south of Ballyvaughan in the parish of Carran, 9.6 km (6 miles) north-west of Kilnaboy.
The scaly, twin-pronged tail of the wouivre or mermaid was also derived from the use, by grail maidens, of fish-scale plated leggings. When worn with the swan’s or raven’s feather cloaks, we have the classical image of the Harpie, reproduced in medieval depictions of Melusine.
Pict or Pictish means ’painted’ and the Danaan earned this appellation by virtue of their use of tattoos or woad to decorate their bodies with totemic or magical markings, the favorite being the labyrinth or spiral whorl.
The ancestors of the Irish Danaan – the Ubaid Danaan – had been using tattoos and woad since 4000 BC and examples of it can also be found in depictions of the Egyptian god Osiris or Asher as he is also known, and in the depictions of the Hindu gods Vishnu and Siva. Kali herself was also known as Kali Azura – the Blue Kali…’
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‘Descriptions of him are always the same. He was tall and fair-haired. broad-shouldered and broad-browed, athletic, strong, and handsomely featured. His territory was eastern Ireland, centered in the area which is now County Kildare in Leinster, especially the Hill of Allen which is the base of most of his adventures. It is easy to imagine Fionn roaming this land with the fianna and his favorite hunting companions, the dogs Sceolan and Bran, stalking boar or deer.
Fionn carried a spear that never missed and a sword called Mac an Luin, Son of the Waves. When he was not wielding these weapons, the legendary strength of his bare hands and keen wits served him just as well. With all of the stories put together, he has probably slain serpents in every lake in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. He has been credited with carving out mountain passes, hollowing out caves, and chiseling strangely formed stones throughout the land. The uniquely formed Giant’s Causeway was supposed to have been made in just a few tosses of rocks when Fionn decided he wanted to bridge the sea between Ireland and Scotland. His monumental effect on the country’s landscape shows the depth, breadth and endurability of this legendary figure.’
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23/4 Similarities with Orion the hunter with Canis Major and Canis Minor at his feet