sharon macleod

The goddess Flidais was associated with the abundance of animals and the forest, and was said to own herds of wild deer and cattle. She was described as being drawn along in a chariot pulled by deer. A legendary feast associated with Flidais included the milk of wild deer and cattle, and her name may derive from a phrase meaning “deer feast” (fled, “feast” plus os `deer"). An independent goddess, she lived in her own sid-mound, and was associated with fertility, sexuality, healing and abundance, as well as warfare, hunting and protection.[40]
—  Sharon Paice Macleod. Celtic Myth and Religion: A Study of Traditional Belief, with Newly Translated Prayers, Poems and Songs (Kindle Locations 938-941). Kindle Edition.

anonymous asked:

Hi!I want to read about celtic warrior women, do you know any original source or something about it? especially about celtiberian women, thanks :)

Hi anon, sorry for the late reply. Here’s a brief list of resources, but I will be doing additional research and posting historical quotes, extracts from books and other related posts. Hope this helps!

Online sources:

- Ancient Celtic Women and the historians who loved/hated them
- Famous Celtic women in history
- Celtic Warrior Women (Mythology)
- Celtic Women

Books:

- Women of the Celts - Jean Markale
- Celtic Myth and Religion - Sharon Paice MacLeod
- Wild Irish Roses: Tales of Brigits, Kathleens, and Warrior Queens - Trina Robbins
- Creating Form from the Mist: The Wisdom of Women in Celtic Myth and Culture - Lynne Sinclair-Wood
Women of the Celts - Jean Markale
- Boadicea: warrior queen of the Celts -  John Matthews
- Celtic women in legend, myth and history - Lyn Webster Wilde

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