About

Luna

Welcome to CelticMythology.com!

My name is Luna Moloney, and this is my personal site where I write about all things Celtic!

Growing up in a small village on the coast of County Cork in Ireland, I was surrounded by the ancient stories and folklore of Celtic Mythology.

I loved learning about the adventures of folk legends like Fionn mac Cumhaill, and about all the Celtic mythological creatures that share our world with us. Faeries, Selkies, Will o’ The Wisp, ghosts, lost souls and wandering spirits were all a part of my childhood and all have something to teach us. These fables and beliefs are more than old stories, they each have something to teach us and give us a new outlook on life.

Celtic Mythology and folklore teaches us to slow down and take a second look at things. Was that a seal bobbing its head out of the sea, or a Selkie, watching us from a distance waiting to drag us to the depths?

Seeing the sun shimmer through the leaves conjures up images of Faeries dancing on the leaves, and reminds us there other creatures living in the forest besides us. Nature is not our plaything, the stories and folklore of Celtic Mythology teach us to fear and respect nature, be humble and remember that we are only a small part of it.

Celtic Mythology
A photo I took in Berlin that reminded me of Ireland

Celtic stories are often sad, mysterious and have deep, philosophical meanings behind them. They remind us we’re part of nature, and that we should be humble and kind to one another, and that there are always things we can’t see or understand around us.

The tragic story of Gelert the Dog teaches us not to jump to conclusions, the story of Fionn mac Cumhaill teaches us not to be envious, Changelings teach us to love and protect our children, Selkies teach us to be wary of strangers.

The grave of Gelert the Dog, in Beddgelert in Wales

Celtic folklore adds a little mystery and magic to the world.

After I left school, I studied celtic history and culture for four years. I work as a tourist guide and writer in Cork, Ireland.

I love telling and writing stories, and teaching people about the culture of my ancestors.

I really hope you enjoy my site, and if you have any comments or suggestions please use the contact form to send me a message!

Luna