Lughnasa: in praise of the foster-mother

Today is August 1, the old Celtic festival of Lughnasa: a celebration of harvest; a time for reaping what you sow. It’s often said that the festival honours the Celtic god Lugh, and so its name would suggest, but if you were to go back to the original story, you’d find that the festival was created by Lugh to honour his foster-mother, Tailtiu. Read More