Forbidden Fate (book 1 of the Sisters of Danu series)
I have created this board to help my readers gain more insight into the ancient world of the Pagan Irish Celts and to pin images that I think pertain to book 1…
Ériu, a goddess of a triad of three sister goddesses, Ériu, Badb, and Fódla aka sovranty, all asked that the island be named after them. Ériu was given the honor, and therefore the ancient name of Ireland is Éire. Fodla also called goddess of sovranty aka sovereignty
i love this photo of a Celtic woman. They were fierce and just as capable as men in daily living. they wore long ankle length tunics (or dresses) cinched at the waist with a belt, some with longs sleeves, some without. Cloaks usually pinned with a brooch. They loved bright colors and had dyes in almost every shade. Plaids patterns were common
Celtic Hillfort. This is what a village in Gwynneth and Liam's time generally looked like. Round shaped homes with thatched roofs, granaries on stilts to protect harvest from floods, byres or pens to hold livestock such as cattle, sheep or pigs. The king, or chief, would likely have a larger home to accomodate special guests. I added a gathering hall in my stories. I read no evidence that they did or did not exist, but i think the ancient Celts would have liked a place to gather nightly!
Is it a coincidence that Gwynneth's birthday is on Beltane (May1st), the same day the Tuatha De Danann are said to have appeared in ancient Ireland? I think not ;) The true origin of the Tuatha De Danaan is unknown. The name means literally "the folk of the god whose mother is Dana." These fabled Irish gods appeared one day, on 1st May (Beltane).