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Proverbs of the Moment
Gaelic Proverbs come primarily from the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and they have a distinctly rural or agricultural flavor which reflects
the society from which they were gathered. It is to be expected that many of them pertain to the weather, to the planting of crops, and to country life
in general. Others reflect the Gaelic love of company and hospitality, fear of poverty and laziness.
Faodaidh cainnt a bhi modhail ged bhiodh i goirt.
Words may be polite, even though severe.
Few countries have a greater number of proverbs than has Scotland. Even today, everyday speech in Scotland is
sprinkled with them. Scots are wonderfully given to this way of speaking, and the lovely Scots tongue loses much
of its flavor when forced to translate their unqiue language. Those that appear in English have been preserved
that way for at least 200 years!
An ill custom is like a gude cake better broken than kept.
Posted on: 19-Nov-2014, 09:02 PM
Posted by: CelticRadio
Coat of Arms Online
We are very pleased to announce the official release of Celtic Radio's new store called "Coat of Arms Online." The name has been chosen to reflect the genealogical nature of what our site is all about - the music and history of our ancestors. Going forward all of our products will be branded with our new store logo and name!
The store itself is our own creation and has been in development for a number of years. For the past 7 months we have been burning the midnight oil fixing many sections of the store and striving to provide an easy one click shop for our customers.Family History Search
But our new store is not all about sales. We have developed a rich and deep database of Surname Histories and First Name meanings which entails about 70,000 names. Use this as a research tool to look up all of your family names or use our first name meaning database to pick out that perfect baby name. We have wealth of free information available that can be used any time.
Access the First and Last name Search tool at:CoatofArmsOnline.com
And if you choose to make a purchase, remember that all sales will help benefit this site and broadcast.
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Link of the Moment
Brittany in western France is a celtic country as much as Ireland and Scotland.
Each month of august the Festival Interceltique takes place in the port city of Lorient, distant of a few kilometres of the ancient alignments of menhirs (vertical stones) of Carnac.
During 10 days about 300,000 people listen to artists of all celtic communities and enjoy breton food (crčpes, cidre, sea food, white wines).
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The Elder, 11/25 - 12/23
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To the Celts, the Elder (also known as the "Tree of Faeries," "Old Gal," "Pipe Tree" and "Lady Ellhorn," among others) was the symbol of both death and rebirth. Its twigs were said to enable the wearer to see spirits and experience visions. Justice was dispensed by the Druids beneath this tree. Much like the Winter Solstice itself, it highlighted a time of evolution. The Druids believed that it was during this period that their Sun or Solar Spirit was being held prisoner. It was also considered a time of trouble and indicative of the struggle for supremacy. By virtue of being considered sacred to the faeries, Elder branches were once hung above stables in order to protect horses from evil spirits. Paradoxically, in some parts of Europe, this tree was once generally regarded as an ally of witches. For many generations, it was thought to be unlucky to burn Elder and an omen of death to bring it indoors. In addition, it was also believed that anyone who cut the wood of this tree risked being turned into stone. In one Christian legend, it was from the branches of an Elder that Judas hanged himself after the betrayal of Christ...at which point the Elder forever lost its ability to grow straight and strong. In another, it is said that the cross upon which Christ was crucified was made of Elder...and the reason why the tree has stood in stooped remorse ever since. Some Irish legends claim that Saint Patrick used a branch of Elder in the form of a sacred rod in order to drive out all the serpents from Ireland. Often planted close to the home, the Elder was thought to offer protecti........ more