Sheela Na Gigs are carvings of naked females posed in a manner, which displays and emphasizes the genitalia. Antiquarians first brought them to scientific attention in the 1840s. The name Sheela Na Gig was first published in the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 1840–44 as a local name … Continue Reading ››
The Irish FlagThe Irish tricolor flag made its debut in 1848. It was based on the French tricolor; however, the colors were altogether Irish. One outside band was made green, the color that had long been used as a symbol of the Catholic majority. The other outside … Continue Reading ››
The tradition of carving faces into vegetables comes from my homeland Ireland. The Irish brought the Jack O' Lantern to America. The Jack O' Lantern legend goes back hundreds of years in Irish History. As the story goes, Stingy ole Jack … Continue Reading ››
Down to the deepest depths I peered I know I hung on that windy tree, Swung there for nine long nights.
Wounded by my own blade
Bloodied for Odin.
Myself an offering to myself.
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More than 2,000 years ago in Rome, people worshipped Flora, the goddess of flowers. They honored Flora with a celebration at the beginning of May. The celebration included feasts, parades, plays, and sports contests.
In Great Britain the Ancient Celts honored their sun god in May. They believed Continue Reading ››