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1905 illustration of Lugh's bloodthirsty magical spear by H. R. Millar Lugh in Irish tradition[edit] Birth[edit] Lugh's father is Cian of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and his mother is Ethniu, daughter of Balor, of the Fomorians. Lugh joins the Tuatha Dé Danann[edit] As a young man Lugh travels to Tara to join the court of king Nuada of the Tuatha Dé Danann. The sons of Tuireann[edit] When the sons of Tuireann: Brian, Iuchar and Iucharba kill Lugh's father, Cian (who was in the form of a pig at the time), Lugh sets them a series of seemingly impossible quests as recompense. The Battle of Magh Tuireadh[edit] Later life and death[edit] Lugh instituted an event similar to the Olympic games called the Assembly of Talti which finished on Lughnasadh (1 August) in memory of his foster-mother, Tailtiu, at the town that bears her name (now Teltown, County Meath). According to a poem of the dindsenchas, Lugh was responsible for the death of Bres. Lugh is said to have invented the board game fidchell. Related:  lilipilyspiritmythology

Radegast (god) Statue of "Radegast" on a Czech mountain Radhošť Radegast, also Radigost, Redigast, Riedegost or Radogost is an old god of Slavic mythology. Since the name can easily be etymologised as meaning something like “Dear guest”, Radegast was proclaimed as the Slavic god of hospitality and as such entered the hypothetical, reconstructed Slavic pantheon of modern days. Even myths concerning him were constructed based on various folk customs of sacred hospitality. Similar customs, however, are known in many Indo-European mythologies without a distinct deity associated explicitly with them. Mt. Radegast is mentioned by Adam of Bremen in his Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum as the deity worshipped in the Lutician (West Slavic tribes) city of Radgosc. The original statue once found on Mt. Media related to Radhošť at Wikimedia Commons

Thunderbird From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thunderbird or Thunderbirds may refer to: Creatures[edit] Computing[edit] Film and television[edit] Music[edit] Comics[edit] Sport[edit] Adelaide Thunderbirds, an Australian netball teamAlbuquerque Thunderbirds, an American basketball teamDubuque Thunderbirds, a former American junior hockey teamHamilton Thunderbirds, a Canadian baseball teamSault Thunderbirds, a 1959–1962 Canadian hockey teamSeattle Thunderbirds, an American hockey teamSoo Thunderbirds, a Canadian hockey team, launched in 1999Thunderbird Soccer Club, a Taiwanese football clubUBC Thunderbirds, the athletic teams of the University of British ColumbiaAA Thunderbirds, Canadian ice hockey team which scouted Corey Haim when the latter was a teenagerThe Thunderbirds, a civic group that organizes the Phoenix Open golf tournamentThunderbirds, Los Angeles roller derby team Aerospace[edit] Land transport[edit] Lodging and accommodation[edit] Roller coasters[edit] Other uses[edit]

Grannus Name[edit] Etymology[edit] In the early twentieth century, the name was connected with the Irish grian, ‘sun’.[1] Along these lines, the god was often linked to the Deò-ghrèine and the character Mac Gréine of Irish mythology. However, the Irish grian, ‘sun’ is thought to be derived from Proto-Celtic *greinā ‘sun’ and the Proto-Celtic *greinā is unlikely to have developed into Grannos in Gaulish and other Continental Celtic languages. Epithets[edit] At Monthelon[disambiguation needed], Grannus is also called Amarcolitanus ("The one with a piercing or far-reaching look"[4]) and at Horbourg-Wihr Mogounus.[5] In all of his centres of worship where he is assimilated to a Roman god, Grannus was equated with Apollo,[5] presumably in Apollo’s role as a healing or solar deity. Centres of worship[edit] Hot springs such as those at Aquae Granni (today's Aachen) are thought to have been dedicated to Grannus. The amphitheatre in Grand, dedicated to Apollo. Festival[edit] NORIGIS F(ilius) VERG(obretus) AQV

Sol (mythology) Sol was the solar deity in Ancient Roman religion. It was long thought that Rome actually had two different, consecutive sun gods. The first, Sol Indiges, was thought to have been unimportant, disappearing altogether at an early period. Only in the late Roman Empire, scholars argued, did solar cult re-appear with the arrival in Rome of the Syrian Sol Invictus, perhaps under the influence of the Mithraic mysteries. Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was long thought to have been a Greek state-supported sun god introduced from Asia Minor by the emperor Aurelian in 274 and overshadowing other Eastern cults in importance,[9] until the abolition of Classical Roman religion under Theodosius I. There is some debate over the significance of the date December 21 for the cult of Sol. The official status of the cult of Sol after Aurelian was significant, but there is no evidence that it was the supreme cult of the state. Jump up ^ see e.g.

Heka, the ancient Egyptian magic me belonged the universe before you gods had come into being. You have come afterwards because I am Heka. Coffin texts, spell 261 [2] First Intermediate Period to Middle Kingdom All religions have a magical aspect [1], ancient religions like the Egyptian, according to which all of creation was animated to some extent, perhaps more so than many others. Through magic the creation had come into being and was sustained by it. I am one with Atum when he still floated alone in Nun, the waters of chaos, before any of his strength had gone into creating the cosmos. It was also the extraordinary means for acquiring knowledge about one's surroundings - above all the hidden parts of them - and gaining control over them. Egyptian magical thinking continued to influence Europe. Isis lactans26th dynasty Acquiring magical powers Magical spell written in CopticPicture source: Duke Papyrus Archive Magic explained the relationships between causes and effects using ideas people could relate to.

Mug Ruith Mug Ruith (or Mogh Roith, "slave of the wheel") is a figure in Irish mythology, a powerful blind druid of Munster who lived on Valentia Island, County Kerry. He could grow to enormous size, and his breath caused storms and turned men to stone. He wore a hornless bull-hide and a bird mask, and flew in a machine called the roth rámach, the "oared wheel". He had an ox-driven chariot in which night was as bright as day, a star-speckled black shield with a silver rim, and a stone which could turn into a poisonous eel when thrown in water. Stories about Mug Ruith are set in various periods of Irish history. The various medieval legends about his adventures in the Holy Land at the dawn of Christendom paint him as an interesting and mysterious character. The territory Mug Ruith received for his descendants was Fir Maige Féne, later known as Fermoy. Sources[edit] Seán Ó Duinn (translator) (1993), Forbhais Droma Dámhgháire: The Siege of KnocklongJames MacKillop (1998). Further reading[edit]

Hyperion (mythology) Hyperion's son Helios was referred to in early mythological writings as Helios Hyperion (Ἥλιος Ὑπερίων, "Sun High-one"). In Homer's Odyssey, Hesiod's Theogony and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, the Sun is once in each work called Hyperionides (Ὑπεριωνίδης, "son of Hyperion"), and Hesiod certainly imagines Hyperion as a separate being in other writings. In later Greek literature, Hyperion is always distinguished from Helios; the former was ascribed the characteristics of the "God of Watchfulness, Wisdom and Light", while the latter became the physical incarnation of the Sun. Of Hyperion we are told that he was the first to understand, by diligent attention and observation, the movement of both the sun and the moon and the other stars, and the seasons as well, in that they are caused by these bodies, and to make these facts known to others; and that for this reason he was called the father of these bodies, since he had begotten, so to speak, the speculation about them and their nature.

Triple deity Triple goddesses[edit] The Greek goddess Hecate portrayed in triplicate. In religious iconography or mythological art,[2] three separate beings may represent either a triad who always appear as a group (Greek Moirai, Charites, Erinnyes; Norse Norns; or the Irish Morrígna) or a single deity known from literary sources as having three aspects (Greek Hecate, Diana Nemorensis).[3] In the case of the Irish Brigid it can be ambiguous whether she is a single goddess or three sisters, all named Brigid.[4] The Morrígan also appears sometimes as one being, and at other times as three sisters,[5][6][7][8] as do the three Irish goddesses of sovereignty, Ériu, Fódla and Banba.[9] The Matres or Matronae are usually represented as a group of three but sometimes with as many as 27 (3 × 3 × 3) inscriptions. They were associated with motherhood and fertility. Indo-European theory[edit] Classical antiquity[edit] Greek magical papyri[edit] 19th century classical scholarship[edit] Finno-Ugric triads[edit]

Étaín Étaín (modern spelling: Éadaoin) is a figure of Irish mythology, best known as the heroine of Tochmarc Étaíne (The Wooing Of Étaín), one of the oldest and richest stories of the Mythological Cycle. She also figures in the Middle Irish Togail Bruidne Dá Derga (The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel). T. F. O'Rahilly identified her as a sun goddess. Name[edit] The name Étaín is alternately spelt as Edain, Aideen, Etaoin, Éadaoin, Aedín, or Adaon. Genealogy[edit] In Tochmarc Étaine, Étaín is the daughter of Ailill, king of the Ulaid. Tochmarc Étaine[edit] When Midir of the Tuatha Dé Danann falls in love with and marries her, his rejected first wife Fúamnach becomes jealous and casts a series of spells on her. Eventually it lands on the clothes of Óengus, who recognises it as Étaín, but he is at war with Midir and cannot return her to him. When she grows up, Étaín marries the High King, Eochaid Airem. Midir then goes to Eochaid in his true form and asks to play fidchell, a board game, with him.