What are Kelpies? Kelpies are shapeshifting water-spirits found in Celtic mythology, especially in Scotland. Found in and around the various lochs and rivers of Scotland, they were said to appear as a horse or pony, but much like a Selkie, changelings, and many other Celtic creatures they could disguise themselves by taking human form. Kelpies … Read more
Also known as the Fairy Tree, the Lonely Bush, and the Queen of May, the Hawthorn is an interesting tree in Celtic Mythology. It was celebrated for its incredible beauty and its ability to support life, yet deeply feared and respected, for it was said to be homed to fairies who would curse any who harmed it.
Aspen in Celtic Mythology was known as the shield tree, being well known for providing both spiritual and physical protection. Aspen form huge, interconnected colonies which can live for thousands of years, and the unique shape of the leaves creates a whispering sound in a breeze, which the Celts believed was the souls of their ancestors communicating.