A+ A A-

Lugh - Celtic God Of The Sun

Lugh - Celtic God Of The Sun

The god Lugh was worshiped in Ireland as a deity of the sun. This connection with the sun may explain his name (it means “shining one”), and it also may account for the attributes that he displayed: he was handsome, perpetually youthful, and had a tremendous energy and vitality. This energy manifests itself especially in the number of skills he had, according to legend, mastered. In fact, there was a tale that related Lugh’s myriad abilities at arts and crafts.

According to Celtic mythology, Lugh was the son of Cian and Ethlinn. After the god Nuadawas killed in the Second Battle of Magh Tuiredh, Lugh became the leader of the Tuatha De Danaan (the term for the gods and goddesses who descended from the goddess Danu).

For the Celts, who lived in central Europe, Lugh was a Sun god. The underworld god Balor was his grandfather. Balor was the leader of the Fomorii. The Fomorii were evil people that lived in the underworld.

According to a prophecy, Balor was to be killed by a grandson. To prevent the happening of the prophecy, Balor tried to kill his grandson, but Lugh miraculously survived. Lugh was secretly raised by the god of the sea ,Manannan, and became an expert warrior.

When he reached manhood, he joined the peoples of the goddess Dana, named the Tuatha de’ Dannan, to help them in their struggle against the Fomorii and Balor. Balor had an evil eye capable of killing whomever looked at it. Lugh threw a magic stone ball into Balor's eye, and killed Balor.

lugh2

Lugh was known as a sun god and a fierce warrior.  He is also known as a god of storms, particularly thunderstorms.  He was associated with the raven, crow, and lynx, and had a magic hound.  Lugh possessed several magical weapons, including an invincible Spear, one of the treasures of the Tuatha de’ Dannan.  It is said that the Spear never missed its target and was so bloodthirsty it would often try to fight without anyone wielding it.

Lugh corresponds to the Welsh god Lleu and the Gallic Lugos. From Lugh's name derives the names of modern cities such as Lyon, Laon and Leyden. Today, people remember the figure of Lugh with a festival which commemorates the beginning of the harvest in August. 

See Here: Lughnasadh (Lammas) Celtic Style


For A More In-Depth Look at Lugh Go Here: THE CELTIC GOD - LUGH

© 2011 - 2020 CrystalWind.ca. All rights reserved.

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Please donate a small gift of $11.11 or $22.22 or $33.33. 
Thank you! 
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."

© 2008-2020 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

  Please buy us a coffee!
 
 
Pin It

Featured This Month

Page:

The Jack-O-Lantern

The Jack-O-Lantern

When we think of Jack-o-Lanterns today we think of the carved pumpkins with ... Read more

The Reed : October 28th - November 24th

The Reed : October 28th - November 24th

The Fire Festival Of Samhain Celtic Symbol : The White Hound Or The Stone ... Read more

Magic and Folklore of the Blue Moon

Magic and Folklore of the Blue Moon

A blue moon is what people call the second of two full Moons that appear dur... Read more

Sun in Scorpio

Sun in Scorpio

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Scorpio The ruler of Scorpio is... Read more

Thistle

Thistle

Common Thistle Gender: Masculine Planet: Mars Element: Fire Powers: Strengt... Read more

Samhain by The Hedgewitch

Samhain by The Hedgewitch

Blessed Samhain Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the year, fo... Read more

Unakite

Unakite

The Stone of Birth - The Stone of Vision A combination of three minerals, G... Read more

Crystals and Stones for Halloween

Crystals and Stones for Halloween

Halloween is one of the most fun, spooky, mysterious and frightening times o... Read more

Scorpio

Scorpio

October 23 - November 22 Spirit: To penetrate the secrets of nature Ego: S... Read more

Samhain - Halloween

Samhain - Halloween

Samhain is one of the greater Sabbats of the Witches’ calendar and in the No... Read more

Malachite

Malachite

The Emotional Mastery Stone An absorbing stone, malachite is excellent for ... Read more

Halloween Origins - Commemorates the Fall of…

Halloween Origins - Commemorates the Fall of Lemuria

Halloween is often considered the world's oldest human celebration as it has... Read more

Scorpio Mythology

Scorpio Mythology

The Meaning Behind the Scorpio Zodiac Symbol The story behind the constella... Read more

Freeze Up Moon

Freeze Up Moon

Snake – Copper and Malachite – Thistle – Orange October 24 to November 21 ... Read more

Birth Totem - Snake

Birth Totem - Snake

Birth Totem Snake Birth dates: October 23 - November 22 Birth Totem: Snake... Read more

© 2008-2020 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
X

Right Click

No right click