Lugh was, and is, perhaps the most popular of the Celtic
gods. With pan-Celtic appeal, he was worshipped throughout the Celtic world
popular among all classes of people from kings to shoemakers to farmers. He
is often depicted in triplicate or described by the plural form of his name,
which possibly indicates that he can be many places at once, or assist in multiple
Lugh is intimately entwined with many aspects
of public and private life. He presides over lightning, the harvest,
protection, healing, the union of opposites, skill in any endevour,
success, victory, games, especially Fidchell/Chess, ball sports,
especially hurling, and by historical extension, hockey,
horse racing, commerce, the marketplace, shoes, journeys, borders and boundaries,
doorways, communication, social contracts, and oaths.
Why an on-line Shrine?
In the Romano-Celtic period, offerings were made of prayers
written on tablets, which were then thrown into springs, left at shrines, or
otherwise put in places where the god was deemed to be near. As a liminal god,
who can be many places at once, and presides over lightning (electricity) and
communication, the internet would seem to be an appropriate 'place' for offerings
to Lugh, thus this electronic shine is decicated to him.
Of course, the more traditional locations for his sacred sites
remain borders, fords, doorways, market places, and hill tops.
Please go to Lugh's Prayer Page to read prayers dedicated to Lugh or to offer a prayer of your own to him.
To participate in discussions about Lugh, please join us at the Yahoo! group Cró Loga.