You can find a curated list of sources and reading material that I’ve found most fruitful to my research here.
An ongoing, weekly little drop of random knowledge from my research in Irish Studies.
Brigit The Goddess in Medieval Literature
In her Goddess-guise, Brigit appears only 2 times in the whole surviving medieval literature. Find out more!
The Heroic Wheel
Can the ‘Wheel of the Year’ structure be mapped as Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero’s Journey’?
A Brief History of Irish Mythology
From around the 8th to the 15th centuries AD, a Christian learned class of poets and monks composed a literature full of mystical elements. Why do we believe that it reflects the beliefs of a people who lived 400 years before?
A Tale of Two Patricks
Legend and History are very commonly mixed up. Learn how St. Patrick’s biographers more than “slightly” alter his story!
What the BRIGHT Goddess taught me about the DARK.
How illustrating a brief story of Brigid’s goddess aspect led me on a journey through the darkest aspects of recent Irish history.
‘For the Enjoyment of Idiots’: 9 Facts About Irish Mythology
Why did the scribe that copied down “Taín Bó Cuailnge” in the 12th century warned that some details in it were “for the enjoyment of idiots”?
10 Very Weird Things From the Book of Kells
The Book of Kells is the most perfect example of exquisite Celtic Christian style of illuminated manuscripts. It also has a lot of messed up stuff.
6 Irish Gods & Heroes with Insanely Over-the-top Traits
Learn about 6 characters from Irish mythology whose attributes, reactions and circumstances are a bit more over the top than most!