In reply to some recent requests, you will find an updated and combined list of Irish Celtic Gods and Goddesses. Feel free to post any questions, comments or suggestions. These lists focus on the primary Gods and Goddesses, that my family celebrates and works with most frequently. There was also a request for pictures, so the pictures placed below are those found on Google which I believe to not be too far fetched. If there is not a picture listed, it is because I could not find a credible picture.
- nicknamed "the father" or "the good". He is the father god of The Tuatha De Danann and has a cauldron named Undry, which never let anyone go hungry. The god of magic, good, fathers and earth.
Colors: Black, Green, Gold
Herbs: Yew (poisonous, never cut or burn), Agrimony, Angelica, Mistletoe (poisonous), Lavender, Garlic, Alfalfa, Holly (poisonous)
Trees: Rowan, Aspen
Properties: Reincarnation, Music, Magic, Healing
- God of love and youth. His name means, young son. He has four birds around him always that symbolize a lovers embrace. He always carries a sword named Moralltach.
Colors: Red, White, Pink
Herbs: Coltsfoot, Catnip, Chamomile, Chickweed, Mistletoe, Cowslip, Meadowsweet, Mallow, Lavender, Lady's Mantle, Hemp
Properties: Love, Youth, Beauty
- God of fire and fertility. Also known as "the flame of life". He is worshiped during Bealtane.
Colors: Black, Red, Orange
Properties: Agriculture, Fire, Prosperity
- The sun god. He is worshiped during Lughnasadh. August is his sacred month and he carries a spear named Gaeassail.
Colors: Yellow, Gold
Herbs: Agrimony, Angelica
Properties: Agriculture, Animals, Art, Music, The Sun
Animals: Ravens and Hounds
- God of healing and medicine. He is the healer for The Tuatha De Danann.
Colors: Purple, Green
Herbs: Dandelion, Chickweed, Woodsorrel, Angelica, Lemon Balm, Rue
Trees: Hazel, Elder (do not eat berries raw)
Properties: Healing, Medicine, Regeneration
- God of the sea.
Colors: Black, Green, Yellow
Herbs: Cutweed, Burdock, Ragwort, Angelica, Mistletoe, Garlic
Trees: Ash, Hawthorn, Alder
Properties: Water, Sea Animals, Sea Storms
- God of sex and stamina.
Colors: Red, Gold
Herbs: Nettle, Parsley, Liberty Cap (make sure it is not the toxic species), Holly, Garlic
Properties: Sex, Attraction, Sexual Stamina, Lust
- The horned god, I know him as Hu Gadarn or Unidos. He is not strictly an Irish God, he is known to all Cetlic people. God of fertility, forests, animals and the underworld. He is worshiped during Samhain (my family does not worship him during Bealtane). We celebrate the hunt on Samhain and associate Hu Gadarn with the hunt.
Colors: Green, Black, Brown
Herbs: Mistletoe, Yew (poisonous, never cut or burn)
Trees: Alder, Aspen, Hawthorn, Oak
Properties: The Hunt, Wild Things, Forest, Animals, Fertility, Underworld, Death
The two gods I personally admire most are; Ecne, God of Knowledge and Oghma, God of Eloquence and Writing (not listed).
- the great mother goddess of all celtic gods and goddesses, as well as The Tuatha De Dannan. She is one who came before everything else. She is known for blessings, protection, abundance, rivers and the moon. Her children were the waters of eternity and known for light and order.
Colors: Silver, White
Herbs: Ground Ivy (large quantities are poisonous), Holly (berries are poisonous), Angelica, Alfalfa, Agrimony, Furze, Ragwort, Broom (poisonous, do not ingest), Irish Moss, Chickweed
Trees: Juniper, Ash
Properties: The Great Mother, Protection, Prosperity, Water, The Moon, Guidance, Blessings
Animals: Snake or Serpent (Ouroboros)
- Goddess of herbal healing. She knows the uses and properties of all herbs. She guards Slaine, the well of healing. It is said that fallen soldiers were brought to her well, dipped into the water and healed.
Colors: Green, Purple, Silver
Herbs: Hemp, Angelica, Lemon Balm, Blackberry, Cowslip, Garlic, Rue, Mugwort, Nettle, Flax (use only ripe seeds, immature seeds are poisonous), Fennel, Mistletoe (poisonous)
Trees: Elder (do not eat berries raw), Oak, Rowan, Ash
Properties: Herbal Healing
- â€œThe Croneâ€ Goddess of storms and sovereignty. She is ever-renewing and passes through many lifetimes going from old age to youth in a cyclic fashion. She is also the bringer of plagues, disease and death.
Colors: Black, White
Herbs: Broom (poisonous, do not ingest), Mallow
Trees: Alder, Yew (poisonous, never cut or burn), Aspen, Willow
Properties: Plague, Disease, Death, Storms, Sovereignty
Animals: Connra Bull
- â€œThe Great Queenâ€ Goddess of war, chaos and fury. I know her as MÃ³r RÃgan. She is able to change shape, and has been seen as; black crow, crone, wolf, eel. She appears to soldiers before they die.
Colors: Red, Black, Silver
Herbs: Mugwort, Mistletoe (poisonous), Borage
Trees: Yew (poisonous, never cut or burn), Willow, Rowan
Properties: War, Battle, Chaos, Fury, Death, Angry Passion
Animals: Black Crow
- â€œThe Spark of Lifeâ€ Goddess of healing and protection. Aine is known as the spark of life that flows through your body. Mean Samhradh (midsummer) is sacred to Aine. She was raped and can be very vengeful, so she is great for a womanâ€™s protection from a man. Aine is a great goddess for almost anything that has to do strictly with women.
Colors: Green, Blue, Red
Herbs: Angelica, Lemon Balm, Blackberry, Cowslip, Fennel, Flax (use only ripe seeds, immature seeds are poisonous), Garlic, Rue, Mugwort, Nettle, Mistletoe (poisonous), Agrimony, Broom (highly toxic, do not ingest), Holly (berries toxic)
Trees: Elder (do not eat berries raw), Oak, Hawthorn, Ash, Birch
Properties: Womenâ€™s Protection, Healing
- â€œThe Flame of Irelandâ€ Goddess of poetry. She is a woman of poetry, poets worship her and she is able to heal with words alone. The household fire or hearth is sacred to Brigit. She is worshipped during Imbolc. Brigit was known for her flame red hair.
Colors: Red, Black, White, Yellow
Herbs: Dandelion, Hemp, Mugwort, Lavender, Holly (berries toxic), Catnip, Eyebright
Properties: Poetry, Healing Words, Divination
- â€œMistress of the Stagsâ€ Goddess of wild things and sexual passion. Flidais is ruler of wild animals and forest. She is seen in a chariot pulled by deer.
Colors: Red, Brown, Silver
Herbs: Mistletoe (poisonous), Garlic, Liberty Cap (make sure it is not a toxic species),Nettle
Trees: Hawthorn, Oak
Properties: Wild, Attraction, Lust, Sexual Stamina
Animals: Cow named Maol
- â€œOf the Horsesâ€ Goddess of beauty, horses and fertility. There is a beautiful story of Etain and Midhir, called â€œThe Wooing of Etainâ€.
Colors: Brown, Silver
Herbs: Flax (use only ripe seeds, immature seeds are poisonous), Catnip, Mistletoe (poisonous), Cowslip
Trees: Elder (do not eat berries raw), Oak, Hawthorn
Properties: Fertility, Beauty, Horses
The two goddesses I personally admire most are; Etain and Danu.
If anyone has pictures they would like to post, feel free to reply with your pictures.