Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Goddess Danu

Danu Means “the Flowing One”. She is shrouded in mystery, she is very popular but little is known of her.  We do know she was considered the most ancient of all the Celtic deities.  She is the great mother of the gods, of Ireland and the divine creator who birthed all things into being. She is also an earth goddess.
She is connected to the Fairy Hills and has associations with Dolmens also known as a portal tomb, or portal graves.  She is the Mother of The Tuatha De Danann, the Irish Gods, which literally means the Children of Danu. All the Danann can trace their Lineage back to her.

The Goddess Danu is also popular through out Europe.
She was known as Anu and the Morrighan because of the similarities in their correspondences. In Co. Kerry Ireland, there is a place called Da Chich Anu, (the Paps of Anu). Though her name is close to Danu, Anu is a totally different Goddess.  In the Rig Veda, the earliest of the four Hindu Scriptures, Danu is mention as the Goddess of the seas according to Michelle Skye’s book “Goddess Alive!”  Danu also gave her name to the Danube River which runs through Europe. She can also be traced to the Walsh Goddess Don. Danu is recorded as showing Herself in the guise of The Morrighan according to the  book called, "The Guises of the Morrighan" - written by Sorita D'Este and her husband David Rankine. 

“Danu births inspiration and wisdom into the world through the crystal clear waters of the Well of Segais.  She brings Triads of Gods into the world she wields Earth magic to protect her children and water magic to transform them into enlightened beings. Danu is every where, she is in every living thing, and like a good mother, she stands firm, giving of her love and support she allows us our mistakes and never forces decisions or actions. Yet when we are in our greatest need, she comes to us and offers comfort.  She brings bounty and fertility, knowledge, wisdom and inspiration. She is the goddess of the land and of the waters of life. May her abundant presence be felt for all time.”
Michelle Skye, “Goddess Alive!” p.122


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