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Celtic Female Names

from Selma In The City

The Cry Of The Banshee

The Banshee, from the Irish “bean sí” (“woman of the síde” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish folklore, usually seen as a harbinger of death, as well as a messenger from the Otherworld. In Irish legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die.


Tailtiu - Irish Goddess of the month August and Midsummer. She is largely viewed as a goddess of the earth, sovereignty, harvest, and first grains, particularly of wheat.


The Picts, early inhabitants of Scotland. Pict actually means "painted people". "Pict" was the name of the people who lived in Scotland before the Scots invaded from Ireland, that's right the tribe known as the Scots are Irish. The two lived together and gradually merged until the picts disappeared as a distinct people.


Fódla (pronounced FO-la) is the Celtic Goddess of Ireland. She is one of the Tuatha de Danaan, the People of the Goddess Danu. When the Milesians arrived in Ireland & conquered them, Fódla & her two sisters, Ériu and Banba, all asked that the island be named for them. Ériu won the request, but Fódla’s name continued to be used on occasion. Fódla’s husband, MacCecht, was one of the last Kings of the Tuatha de Danaan. Fódla’s name means “a sod of earth.”


Gods Goddesses Legends Myths: The Erlking (German: Erlkönig, "Alder King") is depicted in a number of German poems and ballads as a malevolent creature who haunts forests and carries off travelers to their deaths. The name may be an 18th-century mistranslation of the original Danish word elverkonge, "elf-king." The character is most famous as the antagonist in Goethe's poem "Der Erlkönig." In its original form in Scandinavian folklore, the character was a female #spirit.


L'oeil de la chouette - Opus 4

Blodeuwedd, Welsh (Celtic) - Spring & Owl Goddess of flowers, an aspect of the White Goddess of death and life.


Macha - Celtic goddess of war, part of the triple goddess known as the Morrigna along with Badb and the Morrigan or Anu. Known as a crow goddess she would fly over battlefields with her sisters and choose who would live or die then take the souls of the deceased to the otherworld.


Aoife - There are several legendary Celtic warrior queens named Aoife who may or may not be the same. They are all known for manipulating powerful men with their beauty. One was the archenemy of the Queen of Skye, Scathach. She bargained with Cuchulainn to let her live in exchange for bearing him a son, then later arranged for him to unknowingly battle and kill his child. Another is the second wife of Lir, who in a jealous rage turned his sons into swans and threatened to kill his…


Celtic Goddess Brighid Origins of Brighid: In Irish mythological cycles, Brighid (or Brighit), whose name is derived from the Celtic brig or "exalted one", is the daughter of the Dagda, and therefore one of the Tuatha de Dannan. Her two sisters were also called Brighid, and were associated with healing and crafts. The three Brighids were typically treated as three aspects of a single deity, making her a classic Celtic triple goddess.