• Daily Rites in Gaelic Polytheism - Duration: 6 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    For many Gaelic Polytheists our everyday lives are enriched by the observance of simple prayers, customs and devotions that can help strengthen our bonds with An Trì Naomh. This video gives a brief...
  • Offerings in Gaelic Polytheism - Duration: 8 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Offerings are an important part of our religious and spiritual practice, and they are also a simple way for someone to make the transition from reading about Gaelic Polytheism to being a practising...
  • A' Ghealach Ùr – The New Moon - Duration: 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Each month, as the first sliver of the new moon appears in the sky, members of Gaol Naofa join together to welcome the return of the moon and honour An Trì Naomh. In this video, we explore the Gael...
  • Where is Manannán? - Duration: 5 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    GaolNaofa.org Presents...
    Where is Manannán?

    Manannán Mac Lir, son of the sea, lives on the Isle of Man, in Ireland, and Scotland; in the Isles to the west, and everywhere the Gaelic languages are...
  • Hogmanay — New Year's Eve - Duration: 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Hogmanay, Scots for New Year's Eve, is one of the most festive occasions in Scotland today, a holdover from the "banning of Christmas" by the Kirk in the 1600s. Although not a festival of ancient o...
  • Grianstad an Gheimhridh — The Winter Solstice - Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    While the solstices and equinoxes are not thought to have been observed by the pre-Christian Gaels, they were important to the pre-Celtic peoples who built the megalithic structures in what came to...
  • Samhain - Duration: 8 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    In Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, Samhain arrives with the first frost. The Winter Hag, the Cailleach, awakens from her summer slumber, and she and the Storm Hags (Cailleachan) dance on the...
  • Lúnasa - Duration: 6 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    As the harvest begins, Lúnasa ushers in the beginning of Autumn in the Gaelic lands and celebrates the first fruits of the fields. This video explores the historical roots of Lúnasa, as well as the...
  • Là Fhèill Mìcheil - Michaelmas - Duration: 5 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Falling close to the autumn equinox in September, this local festival does not have any apparent pre-Christian, Gaelic, origins. Nonetheless, the day's celebrations - in Scotland especially - have ...
  • The Prophecy of the Morrígan - Badb's Prayer for Peace - Duration: 5 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    In ancient Ireland, a series of battles took place between the tribes for the sovereignty of the land. Following the defeat of the Fomorians by the Tuatha Dé Danann in the Second Battle of Mag Tuir...
  • Là na Caillich & Sheela's Day — The Day of the Hag - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    After the first signs of Spring are seen at Imbolc, when the Hag gathers her wood for the rest of the Winter (or forgets to), Sheelah's Day in Ireland (March 18th) and Là na Caillich in Scotland (M...
  • Lá Fhéile Bríde — The Festival Day of Bríd - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    As the first green shoots of Spring start to appear, Bríd walks the land bringing blessings and renewed life wherever she goes.

    Lá Fhéile Bríde, the "Festival Day of Brigid," is better known to ma...
  • Bealtaine - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Heralding the start of the summer season and the light half of the year, Bealtaine is known as a quarter day in the Gaelic calendar. Here we explore the traditional Gaelic lore and rites associated...
  • Áine agus Grian - The Two Suns of the Turning Year - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

    • 4 years ago
    In much of the Celtic lore, the year is described as having a bright half and a dark half. This duality is seen in Ireland with the summer ruled by the goddess Áine (of an ghrian mhór - the large, ...
  • Manannán — Paying the Rents at Midsummer - Duration: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Manannán Mac Lir, son of the sea, protector of the Isle of Man, the only male allowed on the Isle of Women. Manannán is one of the prime patrons of our Gaelic Polytheism community. He is traditiona...
  • Pagans, Polytheists, and St Patrick's Day - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Today the feast day of St Patrick is more a celebration of Irish heritage than it is of the saint himself, but many misconceptions about Patrick, and Ireland's history, still persist in the wider P...
  • St. Patrick's Day (or, "What's Wrong with Saint Patrick's Day?") - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    The first in a series of two videos and an article on the topic, this video explores some of the harmful stereotypes, vs historical realities, around this dreaded day in March.

    For more informatio...
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