Ceád Mile Fáilte

Standing Stones

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 tales...

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.

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