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Lugh, or Lugus (the pre-Celtic version) is often compared to the Roman god Mercury (Greek god Hermes). He had a "bloodthirsty" spear. His mother died after clearing Ireland for agriculture. Lugh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wherein I discuss Celtic myths and legends at Child of Yden (the picture is Illustration of Lugh's magic spear by H.Millar, published in Celtic Myth and Legend by Charles Squire Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Lugh (Celtic) Also Known as The Shining One, he is the god of multi-skills among them is inspiration, handcrafts, magic, the harvest and many other things. Lammas known as Lughnasadh is named after him, he is a hero god as he was once a warrior.

Lugh (Celtic) Also Known as The Shining One, he is the god of multi-skills…

Five of Wands - Fight! From Deviant moon Tarot.

Card of the Day – 5 of Wands – Sunday, August 2015 « Tarot by Cecelia

Spanish fir pendant - Lugh's knot -

Spanish fir pendant - Lugh's knot -

Lugh Lamhfhada - Artwork PRINT, Tuatha de Danann Celtic Art

Lugh Lamhfhada - Artwork PRINT, Tuatha de Danann Celtic Art

Illapa (God Of Thunder And Rain) was another Inca deity that was held in high esteem. Just like they relied on Inti to make their crops grow the Incas also relied on Illapa as he was believed to have controlled the rain which is an essential part of making crops grow. He is depicted as a man in shining clothes, carrying a club and stone.

Sometimes, these two are recognized as two separate Gods and sometimes they are one and the same.

Lugh vs Balor    A classic Irish myth, Balor of the Evil Eye. Lugh was the only person capable of killing Balor, who could kill a hundred men with a simple glance!

Lugh vs Balor A classic Irish myth, Balor of the Evil Eye. Lugh was the only person capable of killing Balor, who could kill a hundred men with a simple glance!

Irish Kern, 16th century woodcut

"An anonymous woodcut of Irish warriors, ‘DRAVN AFTER THE QVICKE’ (from life), dated to the reign of Henry VIII (now held in the Victoria and Albert Museum)" (King Henry VIII's reign being as published by Irish Archaeology.

Ireland - the principal preserver of Celtic Mythology

Ireland – the principal preserver of Celtic Mythology

Lugh's fury by CinTheBarbarian

Lugh's fury by CinTheBarbarian

Cath Maige Tuired: The Slaying of Balor by SaxonwithAxe

This is the combat between Lugh and Balor. Balor's nine attendants begin to lift the heavy lid of his lethal eye, b. Cath Maige Tuired: The Slaying of Balor

A Triple faced 'Celtic' deity, possibly representing Lugh/Lugus. From the Reims region in France. Lugh also appears to have been an important god in pre-Christian Ireland.

Spotted this on my travels. A Triple faced 'Celtic' deity, possibly representing Lugh/Lugus. From the Reims region in France. Lugh also appears to have been an important god in pre-Christian Ireland.

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