Cead Mile Failte
Welcome to the Sacred Fire.
This site contains a wealth
of information about our ancient Celtic
heritage... the old religion, rituals, mythology
and ceremonies practiced by our Celtic ancestors.
Fire was sacred to the
ancient Celts. The domestic hearth-fire was never
allowed to die, except during the fire festival
of Beltane, when it was ritually rekindled from
the royal fire.
Druids used sacred fires
for divination. These were lit and observed for
the vertical shape of the smoke, and the
formation of smoke clouds.
The hearth-fire was the
center of Celtic family activity. Cooking, eating
and evening storytelling would take place around
the fire at the end of the working day. In the
crackling light of just such a fire, the
seanachie, or clan historian, would weave his magical
Come, take your seat in the
warmth of the fire-light and listen as he speaks
now of our fathers' fathers... and of a long ago
world of dragons, fairies and enchanted swords.
Tales of the the Tuatha de Danann, a powerful
race of magicians... and of our tribal ancestors
in the old world.
I am Huathe, your hostess,
and I bid you welcome.