Tlachtga

August 17th, 2008 by sabrina

Tlachtga (pronounced CLACK-da) is the Irish Goddess of Druid magic. She travelled extensively with her father, the blind Druid Mog Ruith of Munster. While they were in Italy, she was raped by the three sons of her father’s mentor, Simon Magus. That fall, at the time of the Samhain festival, Tlachtga gave birth to three sons, Doirb, Cumma and Muach, on a hill in County Meath and died in the process. She was buried on the hill, and it became the center of Celtic Samhain celebrations after her death. Tlachtga’s name, which means “earth spear,” is also seen as Tlachta.

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