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Druantia

Druantia

She is known as “Queen of the Druids”, Fir Goddess and Mother of the tree calendar.

She symbolizes protection, knowledge, creativity, passion, sex, fertility, growth, the trees and forests.

She is a triple goddess of fir trees and the daughter of the triple god Cleddyf and the triple goddess Queen Bee.

She is tall with thick wheat-yellow hair, green dress, fragrance of sunshine & cut grass. She carries the green magic, the green strength.

Her sisters are: Gwaeth/Gaoth (Wind) & Gwaethav Oll/Gwaernardel (Wind of All), the most beautiful They are a manifestation of the three fates: birth, growth & death. They live in the sacred grove of Aymara: Goddess of Growing Things, Queen of the Harvests, Bride of the Oak. The god Hanratty cut down one of Aymara’s oaks. Aymara heard of it in her throne room and in her rage she sent for her servant Famine from the Place of Shadow, ruled by Oogah, to punish him. Famine is a skeletal woman who comes to frighten children as dreams of their dead grandmother. Famine took the form of a tall, graceful, naked maiden with frosted hair, icy body and fingers to visit Hanratty. He ate himself alive with hunger.

 

diancecht

Dian Cecht

He is the Celtic God of herbalism and healing; physician to the Gods; associated with the mortar and pestle. He once saved Ireland and he is married to Morrigan. The Celtic god of healing. Dian Cécht was the great physician of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

There is a lot of confusion over his parentage. Dian Cécht was said to be the son of Esarg and grandson of Neit. This makes Dian Cécht the brother of Goibhniu, Luchne and Creidne. He had also being named as the son of Dagda. In another work, Dian Cécht was the son of Echtoigh and grandson of Esoirc. While in the Lebor Gabala, he had being called one of the seven sons of Ethliu. This would make him the brother of Dagda, Nuada, Goibhniu, Luchta, Credne and Lug Mac Cein. In one poem in the Dindshenchas, Dian Cécht was even called the son of Dagda, but this was clearly a mistake, because another poem in the same work, stated differently.

Through the goddess Danu, Dian Cécht became the father of Goibhniu, Cian (Kian) and Sawan.

When Bres grew oppressive, the Dananns wanted Nuada to become their king. However, Nuada was disqualified from ruling Ireland because he lost one of his hands in battle against the Firbolgs. Dian Cécht replaced Nuada’s hand with a silver hand, enabling Nuada to replace Bres as king.

Dian Cécht was not an ethical healer, because he was jealous with anyone who surpassed him as a healer, even his own children. When Miach had shown to be a greater healer than him, by restoring Nuada’s original arm, Dian Cécht murdered his own son. When Airmed, his daughter, began categorying the herbs used for healing, Dian Cécht jealously mixed catalog so the results came out wrong.

In the war against the Fomorians, Dian Cécht blessed the water, which the Dananns bathed in, healing their wounds and restoring their vigour. According to the legend, in the first battle of Moy Tura, Nuada lost his hand. Diancecht fashioned a new one for him, made of silver and joined it to his arm. Diancecht’s son, Miach, took what remained of Nuada’s original flesh hand and placed it next to Nuada’s arm and spoke an incantation. After three days and nights, the hand was rejoined to Nuada’s arm seamlessly. Nuada rejoiced, but Diancecht was furious that his son was a better healer than he was so Diancecht stuck Miach trice on the head with his sword. Miach was able to heal each wound. This made Diancecht even more furious. Diancecht split Miach’s head in two, killing him.

From Miach’s grave grew 365 herbs, each one with curative powers for one of the 365 nerves in the body. Miach’s sister, Airmid, picked these herbs and arranged them according to the curative powers. Diancecht became so enraged that this son rivaled him, even after death, that he scattered the herbs about, hoplessly confusing them. If Diancecht had not done this, man would be immortal.

 

 

 

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