Lugh, The Bright is an important god of Irish Celtic mythology. A member of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Lugh is portrayed as a youthful warrior hero, a king and saviour. He is associated with skill, crafts and the arts as well as with oaths, truth and the law. He is sometimes interpreted as a sun god, a storm god, or a sky god. Lugh is also strongly associated with the harvest festival of Lughnasadh, which is named after him. Lugh is known by the epithets:
Lámfada, meaning “long arm” or “long hand” possibly for his skill with a spear or sling. Ildánach “skilled in many arts” Samildánach “equally skilled in many arts” Lonnbéimnech “fierce striker” Macnia “youthful warrior-hero” and, Conmac “hound-son”
As to ancestry, Lugh is given the matriname, mac Ethlenn or, mac Ethnenn “son of Ethliu or Ethniu”, his mother and the patriname, mac Cein “son of Cian”, his father. He is the maternal grandson of the Fomorian, Balor, whom Lugh kills in the Battle of Mag Tuired. His foster-father is the sea god Manannán. Lugh’s son is the hero Cú Chulainn, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lugh. Only from He can another like he be born, springs to mind, many names.
Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, the religion of the Iron Age Celts. Like other Iron Age Europeans, the early Celts maintained a polytheistic mythology and religious structure. For Celts in close contact with Ancient Rome, such as the Gauls and Celtiberians, their mythology did not survive the Roman Empire, watch video for more on the ancient Celtic mythology of Lugh the Bright One at ancient mystery on youtube.
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