Lugh – part 1

Before I will make a post about the old Celtic festival of Lughnasadh, one on the harvest festivals on the Wheel of the Year, lets us look first at the character that this celebration is named from.

Lugh or Lug is an important for within the Irish mythology. Lleu Llaw Gyffes (“The Bright One with the Strong Hand”) is the Welch counterpart of the Irish Lugh.

Lugh is a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann (usually translated as “people (s) / tribe(s) of the goddess Dana or Danu” also know by the much earlier name Tuatha Dé (“tribe of the gods”)).

He is very often associated with skill, crazy or craftsmanship, the arts, oath, truth and also the law. His portrayal is usually of a youthful warrior hero or king. Lugh is also knows as a Sun god, a Storm god, or even a Sky god. Lughnasadh obviously draws of this Sun God aspects..