21 Jan The mystery people called the Tuatha de Danaan
If we look once more to the history and ancient legends of the Celtic people we discover that a great and once powerful race came to Ireland. This special race was said to have come from the Far East or from a far region. They had been ‘banished from heaven’, like many of the serpent or the light angels. They were tall, shiny and very beautiful and they were associated with snakes. Like the mythological Nagas people in India, they were also related with waters—rivers, lakes, seas, and wells—and are generally regarded as guardians of treasure.
They are seen as demi-divine beings, half-human, half-angelic. In these legends one tells us they were known as the Tuatha de Danaan, which translates as ‘folk of the god whose mother is Dana’. When they invaded Ireland, the Tuatha de Danaan brought with them four treasures, each of which is associated with the magical items of the Grail romances. These were the Sword of Lugh, a Magic Spear, the round Stone of Destiny (a dish) and the Cauldron … (Could it be: Sword Excalibur, The Spear of Destiny, The Tablets of Truth and The Holy Grail?) This also sounds like the Swords, Wands, Disks and Cups of the Tarot and Spades, Clubs, Diamonds and Hearts of our modern playing cards …
Like said before the legends and myths have commonly viewed as work of fiction, superstition, or fantasy. However myths were, in fact, a way for people to explain real — and perhaps baffling — events using the knowledge and beliefs of their time or the real message is to be found in between the lines and in understanding the symbols.