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Celtic Terms

Aes sidhe = The Supernatural Folk, i.e. the Faerie Folk.
Aicme = group of five Oghams.
Airbe druad = "Hedge," a magickal barrier no one could pass through.
Aisling = dream. Vision.
Alban Arthuan = Winter Solstice.
Alban Eiler = Spring Equinox.
Alban Elved = Autumnal Equinox.
Alban Heruin = Summer Solstice.
An-da-shealladh = "two sights," the ability to see spirits.
Anam = soul, indestructible self. One does not have but rather one is anam. It is seated in the head.
Annwyn = the Under World.
Ategenos = rebirth after death into the Other World.
Awen = inspiration.
Awenyddion = inspired ones.
Beltane = Irish festival of May 1.
Beo = living thing, life, livelihood, quick, alive, active, lively. One's physical body or true form. This can be shape-shifted into other true forms or be transformed by external magick by others.
Bith = this world: the manifest multi-verse.
Blath = prosperity. The eastern realm among the Fifths.
Breaca sith = "faerie marks," the livid spots that appear on the faces of the dying.
Bricht = magick, the spoken spell.
Buabhaill = drinking horn.
Bua = victory, triumph, success, skill, talent, destiny. the earned power that can be shared. It is what develops from ritual, blessing, sanctification. One has an unlimited amount of Bua. See Bri.
Bwa'r Crach = "hag's bow," the rainbow leading to the Other World.
Caer = castle or fortress.
Cath = conflict. The northern realm among the Fifths.
Coelbreni = divination sticks.
Coiced = a fifth, one of five provinces of the land or cosmos.
Coirc= magick cauldron.
Corp creidh = "clay body," used as a magick puppet or spelling doll.
Craebh Ciuil = "the silver branch," or faerie shaman's magick wand.
Crannchur = "casting the woods," or divining by Oghams.
Cwn Annwn = the hunting dogs of the faeries. Also called the hell hounds.
Da/n = poem, art, hymn, skill, gift, destiny, fate, talent, vocation, calling, treasure. A gift or talent intrinsic to a person, given by the Gods, unchangeable, which may either be expressed or not.
Deiseal = clockwise.
Dicetla = spells.
Dichetal do Chennaib = flash of inspiration.
Dli = binding principle, law. That which connects and binds everything, and is found in everything.
Dryw = wren, or druid.
Duile = elements. Sometimes there are seven or nine duile in a Faerie Pagan's worldview. This list may include earth, water, stone, salt, sun, rain, cloud, stars and wind.
Emania = "Land of the Moon," where the dead went.
Eocra esci = "keys of knowledge," ogham sticks.
Feth Fiada = spell of invisibility.
Fey = faerie folk.
Fid-nemith, or fid-neimid = sacred grove.
Fidh, or Fiodh = "wood," or "tree." Used to denote the Oghamic characters and the Trees they represent.
Fili (Filid pl.) = poet bards. This Irish term most closely fits the term "Druid."
Fith-fath, or Fath-fith = a rhymed incantation to change ones shape. Fis = learning. the western realm among the Fifths. Glainnaider, or Glain-nan-Druidhe = "Druids glass," a magickal amulet.
Imbas = fire in the head. source of poetic/magickal/divine inspiration.
Imbas Forosnai = word of mouth wisdom.
Immrama = voyage or journey of the spirit.
Ingheaw Andagha = "Daughters of Fire," or the priestesses of the Goddess Brigit.
Les = bag holding herbs carried by healers.
Lion na mna sithe= "Lint of the Faerie Woman," a healing herb.
Lorg = staff.
Lughnassadh = festival of August 1.
Miaran na mna sithe = "thimble of the faerie woman," or the foxglove.
Midhe = the middle of the Fifths. Muince = a collar or torc.
Muir = the sea.
Nemetos = holy or sacred.
Nenadmim = apple cider.
Obaidh = incantation.
Ogham = the magickal Celtic alphabet.
On-lay = a spell placed on a home, or other area.
Orth = spell.
Rige = sovereignty. The middle realm of the Fifths.
Samhain = festival of October 31.
Sean-sgeal = folk tale.
Seis = harmony, or musical art. The southern realm among the Fifths.
Si/dhe = the Realm of the Dead, or the "Faerie Realm," or the Under World in Faerie Lore.
Sidhe = faeries or other world beings.
Slat an draoichta "rod of druidism," or a magick wand.
Taghairm = "spiritual echo," or calling up the dead.
Tais, or Taidhbhse = ghosts, or spirits of the dead.
Teinm Laida = understanding gained through the writing of poems.
Tiene sith = "faerie fire."
Tir-nan-og = "Land of the Young," or Faerie Land.
Tuatha De Dannan = "Children of the Goddess Dana," or the ancient Faerie Gods and Goddesses.
Tuathal = counter-clockwise.
Uath = poetic art.
Fifth = coiced. a province of the land or cosmos.
Middle = midhe. The middle realm of the Fifths.
Notch = the short lines or dots used to indicate the vowels of the Oghamic system.
Score = the lines which cross the stemline to form the Oghamic Fews.
Stemline = the straight line on which the notches and scores are cut to make Oghamic Fews.
Under World = the "lower" realm(s).


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