This post is really late, but I think it’s fitting that I waited for St. Patrick’s Day to post it. In the U.S., March as a whole is dedicated to Irish History and Heritage, but no day resembles that more than today. My mother is almost ¾ Irish and my father a little less than a quarter, making me roughly half Irish. The rest of my heritage is primarily English and Scottish with a good dose of Cherokee, Welsh, and French added to taste. But with that much Irish running through my veins I think it’s only natural that me and my family at times get very homesick for the lands of our ancestors. I have yet to visit, but I want to more than anything. When I was much younger I used to randomly cry for want of it, and I highly considered going to university there. To be honest I think half the connection is through ancestral memories and memories of prior lives. But someday I'll make a visit to those lands and there’s a very good chance I won’t return. Despite the fact that my path honors deities across three different pantheons, I can’t help but feel a sense of kinship with the Irish deities. A few of them have made it very known to me that they want my worship and offerings, The Morrighan and Brighid among them. Flidais is another who made it known to me and I highly considered writing one of my F posts for her! I also have a fairly easy time connecting to Irish folklore, myths, and faerie beliefs. In all honesty, whenever I think of faeries, I almost always think of Ireland and the Tuatha De Dannan. Those subjects are inseparable for me. Eire has a thousand other associations in my mind and my heart, but this is what Eire is to me:
(all photos are from google images)
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