CELTIC DRUID MYTHOLOGY
HISTORY, MYTHS, GODS
This series stays away from the fratricidal myths of the Lebor Gabála Érenn due to fratricidal propaganda such as “Nemed” vs “Fir Bolg” vs “Partholon” vs “Fomorians” vs “Milesians” vs “Tuath Dé”. Celtics actually came together peacefully, building monumental architecture, Newgrange, Knowth, at 3,200 BC. Irish myths of the series are based on the “Mythological Cycle”, the “Ulster Cycle”, the “Fenian Cycle” and the “Historical Cycle”, Tír na nÓg, Fionn MacCumhaill, Na Fianna, The Aos Sí / Aes Sídhe, Sétanta (CúChulainn), The Tuatha Dé Danann (Gods), the Children of Lir, Táin Bó Cúailnge & the Salmon of Knowledge. My scripts go into more substantive and rational detail about stories against the Roman Empire. Scottish/Pictish myths share from Irish mythology, with some of James MacPherson’s Ossian Tales. Welsh myths are based on the “Four Branches of the Mabinogi”, Pedair Cainc y Mabinogi, earliest Welsh writing.
MYTHOLOGY OF DRUID GODDESS MAEVE
Queen Maeve was a fierce Goddess of Sovereignty, War and Fertility. The true story of Maeve is one of the most powerful and extreme in the history Gods in European History. She could be said to have profoundly influenced Western Civilization and Law.
Queen Maeve has the 2nd largest tomb in Ireland, it is dated to around 3,000 BC. With much of Celtic history destroyed by the Roman Empire occupation and then later re-written by Christian monks, we have to take the written sources with a perspective of the propaganda of each ruling system, the Roman Empire and then the Vatican Papacy. This is true for both works found in Britain, Wales, Scotland, Ireland.
So when we study the Druid Queen Maeve we have to read between the lines, and remove the prejudice and propaganda of the later occupying empires and ruling political systems. This is true for any study of history, but it is especially true for Celtic history.
Without reasonable doubt, the tale of the very young Druid Queen Maeve being forced into an arranged marriage by the High King of Ireland (her father), and the King of Ulster, and her resulting hatred of him, it is highly likely she was about 12 years old, a child, and was raped viciously and repeatedly by the Ulster King. She ran away back to her father. But her father sent her younger sister, who was also apparently brutally raped. She went to help her sister escape and killed her baby. After that it was clear that the King of Ulster was a child rapist.
Much of Christian Monk altered history portrays Maeve as promiscuous, but sociologically we know that the victims of rape in male dominated societies are often accused of promiscuity. It is clear by her apparent youth, resistance and lifelong hatred of the King of Ulster, that she was raped as a child with extreme violence.
When we correlate the Tomb of Maeve in Co. Sligo which has a radiocarbon date to 3,000 BC, with the advent of Celtic Druid Brehon Law, which gave equal rights to women in marriage, that it is very likely Maeve, being a leader of Celtic Ireland, was instrumental in developing, contributing, to that law code.
Queen Maeve made all her seven sons assassins to kill the child rapist King of Ulster
Maeve and Ailill had seven sons, all called Maine. They originally all had other names, but when Maeve asked a Druid which of her sons would kill Conchobar, he replied, “Maine”. She did not have a son called Maine, so she renamed all her sons as follows:
Fedlimid became Maine Athramail (“like his father”)
Cairbre became Maine Máthramail (“like his mother”)
Eochaid became Maine Andoe (“the swift”) and was also known as Cich-Maine Andoe or Cichmuine
Fergus became Maine Taí (“the silent”)
Cet became Maine Mórgor (“of great duty”)
Sin became Maine Mílscothach (“honey-speech”)
Dáire became Maine Móepirt (“beyond description”)
The prophecy was fulfilled when Maine Andoe went on to kill Conchobar, son of Arthur, son of Bruide — not Conchobar, son of Fachtna Fathach, as Medb had assumed the druid meant. Medb and Ailill also had a daughter, Findabair.
 A. H. Leahy (ed. & trans.), “Tain Bo Fraech”
A Goddess of Sovereignty, War, Earth and Fertility. Medb (pronounced maiv) is described in The Metrical Dindsenchas “Fert Medba” Poem 128, as a fair haired wolf queen, whose form was so beautiful that it robbed men of two-thirds of their valor upon seeing her. There is much false information about Maeve. Under careful study and research, we can learn that she was given away in an arranged marriage when she was very young to the King of Ulster. It left lifelong damage on her. So much so that she: 1. Ran away from the marriage. 2. After she ran away, her sister was given as replacement, and to save her sister from the torture, she killed her sister. 3. When Maeve had kids with Aillil, she had all of her 7 sons made assassins in order to kill him.
Maeve was apparently, according to the historical record, a survivor of childhood rape, i.e. being sold, given, in an arranged marriage, probably while very young, to a much older man (King of Ulster). Her tomb is dated to about 3,000 BC, which would put her in position to have influenced the rise of Celtic Brehon Law which gave many civil rights to women in marriage. While history, largely written, altered, by the Christian monks, has tried to portray her, simply because of her beauty, as promiscuous, which she was not, as all her children were with her husband Aillil. This series is to set the record straight and tell the truth of Maeve and how great she was. Christian Monks in Ireland, out of jealousy, called her beauty that of a whore and prostitute. But it was because she withheld her beauty from all men after her childhood rape in marriage, that built her resentment from the male Monks. Very likely it was the true history of Maeve that was fundamental to the development of Celtic Brehon Law and women’s rights in marriage.
The extreme hatred Maeve had toward her childhood arranged husband, the King of Ulster, proves beyond a doubt, in any rational mind, that she was a victim of childhood rape. That she ran away from it. That she saved her sister who was sent as her replacement, by killing her. Maeve raised all seven of her sons to be be lethal assassins to go kill the child rapist King of Ulster.
Development of Celtic Brehon Law and equal rights for Women in Marriage.
Celtic Druid Goddess Maeve’s role.
MYTHOLOGY OF THE CELTIC DRUID GODDESS DANU
Mother Goddess of all the Celtic lands from Newgrange in the Boyne Valley to Brodgar in the Scottish Orkney Islands, to all across Europe. The legendary Mother Goddess, the one who bound together all the Celtic lands, from Ireland to the Danube, in fact the Danube river of Eastern Europe may be named after her.
Newgrange and the Boyne Valley of Ireland.