The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Mythology' (20)

Irish Myths and Legends Part 5: Never-Ending Stories

I hope that my examination of the stories in this series show that Irish myths and legends are not museum pieces to be taken out once in a while, dusted down, admired and then put back in a glass case. These stories are the living companions to our daily lives. They…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 1, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 4: Aoife's Tale

Lir is known to many as the father of the boys and girls turned into swans by their wicked step mother Aoife in "The Children of Lir." This is the story I only tell on very rare…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2015 at 4:08am — 1 Comment

Irish Myths and Legends Part 3: The City Beneath the Waves

Whether ancient legends or modern family tales, the stories of Ireland and Scotland have all played an important role in my life. They give me great pleasure and they help provide the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 2: Cúchulainn

Given the history of Scotland and Ireland - two sibling nations with fierce and loyal ties to each other but also marred (and often scarred) by bloody disagreement, rivalry and the power politics of these islands - it…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2015 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Hanging With Storyteller Rab Fulton in The Virtual Síbín

Rab is a Galway-based storyteller who originally comes from Scotland. He specialises in reimagining Irish and Scottish myths, folklore and urban legends. His "Celtic Tales" summer sessions in Galway have a strong and growing…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 27, 2015 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Leprechaun: Ireland’s Most Distinguished Fairy

The following is an excerpt from an article of the same title, first published on the website: Tales and Whispers.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Great Irish Romances: Tristan and Isolde

The tale of Tristan and Isolde was one of the most influential romances in the medieval period. It predated and influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere.

Originally, the Tristan legend had nothing to do with King Arthur, but shortly…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Crosswords at the Crossroads: 'Grá XOXO'

It's time for the next offering in our popular Irish-themed interactive crossword puzzles feature, "Crosswords at the Crossroads."   

This time around, we focus on Valentine's Day.  We've pieced together the most Irish Valentine's Day crossword puzzle you'll ever come…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The Fairies

by Patrick Bonar

Irish folk lore is part of our heritage and the tradition of storytelling runs strongly through our veins. It would be difficult to find an Irish person who did not hear the stories of ‘Oisin in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Mummering: 'The Idiotic Hero Combat Drama'

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, December 20, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was the tradition of the mummers in Ireland.  We were joined by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 24, 2013 at 5:23am — 1 Comment

2013's Most Popular

A.D. 2013 has been a big year for The Wild Geese.  It was just nine months ago that the new and improved version of TheWildGeese.com was launched.  As 2013 winds down to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular blog posts and discussions…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 19, 2013 at 4:29am — 2 Comments

Friday: LIVE Community Chat on Ireland's Mummering Tradition

On Friday, December 20, 2013, we'll be joined by folklorist / entertainer (and fellow Wild Geese member) Jim Ledwith for a LIVE Community Chat on the mummering tradition in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

St. Nick Buried in Kilkenny? A Community Chat with Maeve O'Connell

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, December 9, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was the fascinating discovery of Newtown Jerpoint in County Kilkenny, where St. Nicholas' remains (as in Santa Claus) are purported to be buried.  The owner of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 11, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Irish Christmas Nostalgia: A Community Chat with Joe McGowan

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Thursday, December 5, 2013.  The focus for the discussion was bygone Christmas traditions in Ireland with Sligo-based author / historian,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 6, 2013 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

The Fairies

By Patrick Bonar

Irish folk lore is part of our heritage and the tradition of storytelling runs strongly through our veins. It would be difficult to find an Irish person who did not hear the stories of ‘Oisin in the Land of Youth’ or ‘The Children of King Lir’.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Chatting with Three of the Leading Lights in Contemporary Celtic Art

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 15, 2013 with three of the "leading lights" in contemporary Celtic Art and fellow Wild…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

November 16th: LIVE Community Chat on Celtic Art

Join acclaimed Celtic / Fantasy artists, Jim Fitzpatrick, Courtney Davis, and Hamish Burgess as we get together for a real-time Wild Geese Community Chat on what makes Celtic art Celtic.

The chat will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time.  As always, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Halloween A-BOO! Joe McGowan Chats About Halloween Traditions in Ireland

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Thursday, October 31, 2013 with County Sligo historian and author (and fellow Wild Geese member), Joe McGowan.  Joe's website and …

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Discuss Halloween Origins and Traditions with Author Joe McGowan

 

This Thursday, October 31st (Halloween), members of The Wild Geese will have the chance to join in on a LIVE community chat with author and historian, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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