Welcome to the Fifth Issue of Celtic Nations Magazine! In “Celtic Heroes & Legends” we explore inspiring folks both ancient and modern. You will find articles on How Our Ancestors Speak to Us, St. Bridget and the Christ Child, An Interview with an Urisk, and More! There are also shortContinue Reading

A lot of people have been asking me about urisks lately. Alarmingly, some even doubt their very existence. For this reason, I decided a Q&A was required. Immediately! If nothing else, to dispel the scepticism and answer the most common questions. If this piece also functions as an informal stepping stone for any budding future Fey researchers out there. Well, all the better!Continue Reading

First off, just what is the Otherworld?
For those who are not familiar, the Otherworld, as related in Welsh tales, is referred to as Annwn. It is described as a place connected to our world, and yet it is a very different realm.Continue Reading

As an artist, there is one particular format which I have always found interesting, and that is Bas-Relief. Bas-relief is a form of art that isn’t fully 3-dimensional, but likewise is not flat. It is a sculptural relief which sets atop a flat base, thus conveying the illusion of a sculpture that has yet to fully emerge.
So I was naturally drawn to the cast paper bas-relief of Kevin Dyer.Continue Reading

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The sun hung high overhead. She could hear the children playing in the distance, laughing. Lowering her head, she nibbled the earthy blades of grass on the ground before her, as though content to hear the ruckus…Continue Reading

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The Christmas legend of St. Bridget, Muire na nGael or “Mary of the Gaels”, is encompassed by the Celtic belief in thresholds. Bridget, intermingling the Christian and pagan, was named for the pre-Christian raven-haired Celtic goddess…Continue Reading