Welcome to everyone who just watched Whisky Tasting Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 I would like to extend my personal welcome to everyone who joined us for Whisky Tasting Wednesday. We just ended the live cast, and the whisky is hitting my brain, so I happily greet you all! Tonight IContinue Reading

St. Valentine is known as the patron saint of Lovers, and his special day is February 14th. Actually, there were three St. Valentines who lived during the 3rd Century. Two lived in Italy, and were executed during the reign of Roman Emperor, Claudius Gothieus. The third resided in a Roman provinceContinue Reading

In 2013, Tony Roberts (second from left below) and three former co-workers founded the Three Stills Company and set about opening the first Scottish Borders distillery in more than 180 years. l. to r. George Tait, Tony Roberts, John Fordyce and Tim Carton. (Photo courtesy ILF Imaging) Among their spiritsContinue Reading

Will ‘o the Wisp by Arian Niwl   Now Tom was a fine man oh so rare Handsome of features with ginger hair And a big heart that was friendly and fair   Now each maiden from young to old From one’s so shy, to those so bold Raven hairedContinue Reading

The pwca, or in Ireland the púca, and other names across the Celtic world, are spirits that can be either beneficial or malevolent. Púca are noted for taking on the shape of animals – primarily a horse – and then taking the rider for the nasty ride of their life.Continue Reading

Dancing Cats In Kilts

Scottish Wildcats in Kilts A Blaring, some called it music; others called it noise. It was the melody of the bagpipes and it was certainly getting everyone moving. The swirling of the kilts the excited mewling cats as they twirled their partners on the dance floor. Indeed, it was aContinue Reading

Dark Night by Leesa Birdsall

~ Dark Night ~by Leesa Birdsall Dark Night Prayer of Reflection on Thomas Keating’s poetry by Leesa Birdsall Erin RadoErin Rado is the Editor of Celtic Nations Magazine. She is also the Celtic Artist, Ravensdaughter, who specializes in Celtic & Labyrinth meditation art. Her eclectic sense has inspired her toContinue Reading

Ring of Brogdar

Have you ever gotten that tug of place? That is that draw to a certain place that seems to resonate within you and seems to call you back even if it has been years? That has happened to me lately, and the monument is not the more familiar Henge butContinue Reading

Raven Queen of Battle

Goddess of Battle Fate By Arian Niwl   Men struggle with curses and shouts Ground soaked with flowing life’s blood The battle rages without any doubts Warrior’s fall into the red soaked mud   I watch with dark raven sharp eyes A spectacle and scene that is a play WearingContinue Reading

Kult of Athena Broze-Era Celtic Sword Horizontal

Swords!  Oh, my goodness, while spears and arrows certainly were good weapons, there has always been something mystical and special about what is essentially a big long knife.  Yes, I know some will disagree with that assessment, but that is basically where swords came from. However, swords have had aContinue Reading

Jade Espirit Edouard Absinthe

Ah, Absinthe!  What mysteries are associated with this drink?  The myths and legends of driving people to madness prompted a near world-wide ban on the drink. Now some might ask what does absinthe have to do with the Celtic world.  Well the use of worm wood was well known andContinue Reading