Members of faerie faith
By: Thefaesoul Aug 27, 2017
Post # 1
I've recently started (officially) researching the faerie faith. I've known of the fae for as long as I've been practicing which is three years. I know a lot about them but I don't know too much about the actual faith. I'm learning and would like someone to talk to about it and discuss it with. I'm learning more everyday, but having a new perspective is always good. Perhaps someone actually of Celtic decent who would know first-hand folklore
Re: Members of faerie faith
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Sep 14, 2017
Post # 4
Actually the whole idea that the Celts worshiped a "Horned God" and a "Moon Goddess" is entirely a modern concept, largely based on the book "The White Goddess" by Robert Graves.
We know very little about what the Celts believed or who they worshiped. But it would be wrong to think of the Celts as a unified people who shared the same beliefs throughout the areas of the world where they are identified as having connections. Their Gods were largely tribal Gods and varied from tribe to tribe.
Our most clearly identified pantheon is that of the ancient Irish, and in that pantheon there is no "Horned God" nor any specific "Moon Goddess". The main Deities in Irish Lore are The Daghda and Danu. Neither one of whom fits modern Pagan concepts.
For lore about the Fae and about modern practices about working with the Fair Folk I would suggest the following books:
"Glamoury; Magic of the Celtic Green World" by Steve Blamires
"The Living World of Faery" by R.J. Stewart and Sarah Lever
"The Well of Light: From Faery Faith to Earth Healing" by R.J. Stewart
"Power Within the Land" by R. J. Stewart and Miranda Green