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. Lugh

ughL…Celtic God of the Harvest

Although primarily regarded as presiding over the harvest and representing the sun, Lugh (pronounced Loo) has inspired numerous rich and varied legends. But essentially he symbolizes what every good farmer must be—a person of many talents.

A classic tale relates how King Nuada, of the Tuatha Dé, was hosting a gathering at Tara in order to build his court and figure out how to route their oppressors, the Fomorians. He wanted only one skill or talent represented at his table.
Lugh arrived late, after sundown (the sun is said to follow him, or vice versa), and was challenged by the gatekeeper:
“Who are you and what skill do you bring to the table?”
“I am a carpenter,” Lugh replied.
“We have one already.”
”I am a smith.”
”We have one of them as well.”
”I am a poet.”
“We have too many.”
…and so it went.
Lugh continued to enumerate his skills: spear-thrower, harpist, cupbearer, artist, and physician.

In each case, the gatekeeper replied that they already had one.
Finally Lugh said, “Then ask the king if he has anyone with all of these abilities.”
When King Nuada heard this, he said he had no choice but to welcome Lugh to his court.

suntopLughnasadh (which became Lammas in Christian times, and coincided with the old feast of St. Catherine) is a Gaelic holiday celebrated at the beginning of the harvest season, usually on August 1.

  • Lugh’s sword-of-light scythes the first golden grain.
  • Lúnasa is now the Irish name for the month of August.

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beeFrom Wikipedia (a good starting point)

beeCelebrating Lamas from School of the Seasons (personal favorite)

beeHow to pronounce it…

beeLugh -the Many Gifted Lord from Mythical Ireland

 

 

Video about the Festival of Lughnasadh

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