Whilst it is well known that Ireland is a country strong in the faith of the Roman Catholic church it is also well known that before this there was a rich time of belief in other Gods. These were many and varied and centre around the exploits and adventures of the Tuatha De Danann. These were a race of super beings or Gods that came to Ireland to make their home. They predate the time of St Patrick before he takes on the task of converting the Irish to the christian faith. It shows how successful Patrick was that we celebrate his Saints day all over the world. ST Patricks day gifts are a very common way of celebrating the big day. If you are in need of some then go to this Shop St Patricks Day to find some.
The tales of the Tuatha De Danann are many and varied. They are believed to have been a tribe closely intertwined with the Earth Goddess Danu. They rule for Four thousand years. The local’s had no way to oppose them as they apparently had supernatural powers and strength. To prove this point they are said to have turned up in flying long ships carried on dark clouds.
The recorders of the annals of history at the tie put it perfectly. “The truth is not known, beneath the sky of stars, Whether they were of heaven or earth.” However this rather grand show was adapted to refer to sailing ships and the fact that they set them alight when they arrived in a show of force that they had no intention of leaving.