Irish mythology

Irish mythology

Top 10 Irish Myths and Legends

Sidhe in Irish mythology
“Bean sídhe or banshee, a female spirit in Irish mythology
Leanan sídhe, a beautiful fairy woman in Irish mythology who takes a human lover
Cat Sidhe or Cat sìth, a fairy creature from Scottish and Irish mythology”

“A changeling is a creature found in folklore and folk religion. A changeling child was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies. The theme of the swapped child is common in medieval literature and reflects concern over infants thought to be afflicted with unexplained diseases, disorders, or developmental disabilities.”

“A hobgoblin is a mischievous spirit, typically appearing in folklore. Shakespeare identifies the character of Puck in his A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a hobgoblin”
“Hobgoblin is a term typically applied in folktales to describe a friendly but troublesome creature. The most commonly known hobgoblin is the character Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“In English folklore, Puck, sometimes known as Robin Goodfellow, is a domestic and nature sprite, demon, or fairy.”


European folklore
“European folklore or Western folklore refers to the folklore of the western world, especially when discussed comparatively. There is, of course, no single European culture, but nevertheless the common history of Christendom during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period has resulted in a number of traditions that are shared in many ethnic or regional cultures of Europe.
This concerns notably common traditions based on Christian mythology, i.e. certain commonalities in celebrating Christmas, such as the various Christmas gift-bringers, or customs associated with All Souls’ Day.
In addition, there are certain apotropaic gestures or practices found in large parts of Europe, such as the knocking on wood or the fingers crossed gesture.”

“A fairy (also fata, fay, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, “realm of the fays”) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.”

The White Moon Goddess Gallery Presents: The Cailleach
“The Cailleach (pronounced “kye-luhkh”) is one of the more fascinating, more powerful, and sometimes more terrifying of the Celtic goddesses.
The Cailleach is said to be ancient.”