https://celticnationsmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Arian-Niwl-Profile-Image.jpgArian Niwl is a prolific contributor to Celtic Nations Magazine. Her posts cover a wide range of topics including Celtic Mysticism, ancient Celtic Sites, Fairy Legends, Goddess Knowledge, Alcohol Reviews and more.


Over on the East end of Snowdonia in Wales is a lake named after the town at one end, Bala. However, the lake is still sometimes referred to by its original name which is Llyn Tegid or Lake Tegid. This…
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Once upon a time, a fairy clan lived on the Isle of Mona (Isle of Anglesey). One day the Fairy Queen’s daughter told her mother that she wished to go out and see the world. The queen consented, allowing her…
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by Arian Niwl If you speak Welsh you might find yourself pleasantly surprised if you end up in parts of Argentina. Yes, that country of Evita. Wait, you say, does not Argentina speak Spanish not Welsh? The answer is yes,…
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The Fairy Shoe of Beara Pennisular

Do you believe in fairies?  Well some people do, some people do not and of course there is always where is the proof? There have been a few artifacts that have unusual origins but one particular one that stumped even…
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May Day Celebration in Wales

In Wales the celebration of May Day derived from traditions that most people are familiar with as Beltane on the other side of the Irish Sea, but has roots in its own Celtic culture stretching back into olden times.  In…
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The Celtic Chakras

The famous Triskele.  Part of a thesis I wrote was on Chakras but the thrust was that the idea was not from India originally.  Instead, it may have actually been originally Celtic thought.  Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel…
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The Mermaid of Zendor

In Cornwall there is a church on the cliffs above the sea in Penwith.  There is a story about the church and it goes like this.  One Sunday morning at the beginning of the service a woman entered and she…
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The Legend of Llyn Cwm Llwc

In Powys in Wales situated near Brecon Beacons there is a lake that has associations with the Y Tylwyth Teg. These translates as The Fair Family, and are the fairies of Wales.  One of the tales says that there exists…
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Penderyn Celt Whiskey Review

            I just have tried my very first Welsh whiskey.  Before I get the actual review of Penderyn Celt let me put a little background in.  In the UK, the temperance movement gained strength and in 1823 a law was…
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Over in Cornwall by Arian Niwl

Over in Cornwall is one of the best-preserved ancient villages in SW England. This is known as Carn Euny from the Cornish Karn Uni. It is located near the village of Sancreed. The earliest houses here appear to have been…
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The Isle of Man Viking Burial Site by Arian Niwl

Back on the Isle of Man outside Castletown is a very interesting ancient monument called Balladoole. Sometime in 1945, a team consisting of a German refugee along with a team from the internment camp based on the island was put…
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Púca by Arian Niwl

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…
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Will ‘o the Wisp by Arian Niwl

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…
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Ring of Brogdar

The Tug of a Place by Arian Niwl

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? Standing Stones of Stenness That has…
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Raven Queen of Battle

“Goddess of Battle Fate” by Arian Niwl

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…
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Jade Espirit Edouard Absinthe

Espirit Edouard Absinthe Review by Arian Niwl

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. …
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