Druantia is the Celtic Goddess of Fir Trees and Fertility. Her names derives from the Indo-European root “deru” meaning tree or wood. Also called the Queen of the Druids, Druantia is associated with the fertility of both plants and humans, ruling over sex and passion. She is credited with the creation of the Celtic tree calendar, which divides the year into 13 months that correspond to the cycles of the moon.
Anu (pronounced an-oo) is the Celtic Mother Goddess, Dawn Mother, and Goddess of death and the dead. Anu is the goddess of cattle, health, fertility, prosperity, and comfort. She sometimes formed a trinity with Badb and Macha as the flowering fertility aspect of the maiden. Anu is also called Ana, Annan, Danu, or Don, and later called St Anne. She is the wife of the sun god Belenos, and is the ancestor of all the gods. Anu watered the first oak tree, Bile, giving life to the earth, and then…
The Minotaur, part man, part bull, was given birth by the immortal Queen Pasiphae. She conceived her monstrous son after mating with a magnificent bull that was a gift from Poseidon. She tricked the animal into mating with her by hiding inside a wooden cow, crafted by the legendary artificer Daedalus, who later also designed the famous labyrinth that became the Minotaur's prison.
Esbats Esbats are celebrated on the new moon and full moon of each month, making each month a mini-year. These are times to celebrate the gifts of each month as well as a time for rituals of new beginnings (new moon) and endings and balancing (full moon).