Words are our Best Weapon Against the Lies of History (Truth in the Root of the Word).
In researching: I find it easier to follow the language of a people, to uncover how they moved and with whom they communicated; following the language as well as the linguistic divisions in surrounding areas. In doing so, I came across information regarding the Isle of Man whilst researching “Viking” History here in Norway and I discovered MOOR than I expected!
The island’s name (Isle of Man, Manx) derives from Manannán, the Brythonic and Gaelic sea god.
(*Keep in mind, all Gods where Originally people)
Manannán has strong ties to the Isle of Man, where he is referenced in a traditional ballad as having been the first ruler. He appears in many Celtic myths and tales.
Known for his fairness of rulings, he makes travel possible, whether by sea or atop a land steed, and often seems to possess an answer when no others can solve a problem.
According to the Book of Fermoy, a manuscript of the 14th to the 15th century, “he was a pagan, a law-giver among the Tuatha Dé Danann, and a necromancer possessed of power to envelope himself and others in a mist, so that they could not be seen by their enemies. “It was by this method that he was said to protect the Isle of Man from discovery.
The original inhabitants were Goidelic/ Gaelic ( Celtic). Gaelic is closely akin to Irish, Scottish, Old-Norse (through the Norwegian Viking excursions), Iceland, Faroe Island, and other neighboring islands. So Gaelic is The original autochthonous regional language of the Isle of Man, and those forementioned areas.’
The Tuatha De Danaan “the people of Anu”
(Unfortunately, the whole elven-faery spectrum is muddled, especially since “elf”, “fae/fairy/faery” and “sidhe” are all words from different languages talking about the same type of being.
The arrival of the Tuatha De Danaan was shrouded in mystery, and was so strange to the local people that they had to create a rational explanation as to how they appeared…
There is a story that they came to Ireland in flying ships but could not land as the Fomorians had set up a great energy field that they could not penetrate. So they had to circle Ireland nine times before finding a breach in the energy field and setting down on Sliabh an Iarainn (The Iron Mountains).
In Scandinavian countries it is the ability to gain wisdom, power (Sanskrit – Siddhi) by yielding intelligences (ancestral god spirits, which were part of the practitioners’ own genetic inheritance and make-up) through meditation or dream states. It was considered to be shamanic and was called Siddir.
Normal rules does not apply in the Otherworld. A year may seem to pass in the Otherworld, but in the real world centuries may have passed. Time seems to stand still. Nor does the people who live there age like mortals. They seemed to remain forever young.
I am the force that turns the flower towards the Sun.
Danu is the mother of the Irish Gods, linked to the Goddess Dôn in Wales. Her tribe is the Tuatha Dé Danaan, the People of the Goddess Danu or Ana. Invading Ireland on the first of May, the Tuatha Dé Danaan battled the Fir Bolg, and eventually won an uneasy peace. In their turn the Tuatha Dé Danaan were displaced by the mortal Milesians, and retreated to the sídhe, or hollow hills, to become the Faery Folk of legend.
Danu is a Goddess of fertility and plenty, and there is evidence that the river Danube is named for Her. As mother of the faeries she is close to the land and waters.
Other members of the Tuatha Dé Danaan include: Manannán, Brigid or Bride, and Macha, one face of the triple war Goddess, the Morrigan. Danu in a reading brings a time of richness and inspiration, of magic and a return to the source.
Tuathas had a reputation for their ability in the interpretation of dreams and omens, and their skill in auguries.
Manannan, son of a Tuatha chieftain, he who gave name to the Isle of Man, rolled on three legs, as a wheel, through a Druidic mist. He subsequently became King of the Fairies.
Professor Rhys speaks of the Tuatha as Tribes of the goddess Danu; though the term, he says, “is somewhat vague, as are also others of the same import, such as Tuath Dea, the Tribes of the goddess–and Fir Dea, the men of the goddess.” He further remarks–“The Tuatha de Danaan contain among them light and dark divinities, and those standing sometimes in the relation of parents and offspring to one another.”
A few of them were occasionally described or portrayed in anthropomorphic form…Erebus (darkness), Nyx (night), Aether (light).
What is probably one the earliest account tells us that they [Tuatha De Danaan] came from the sky. Later versions, however, give them a habitation upon Earth – some say in the north, others in the “southern isles of the world”… Whether the Tuatha De Danaan came from earth or heaven, they landed in a dense cloud upon the coast of Ireland on the mystic first of May [Bealtaine] without having been opposed, or even noticed by… the Fir Bolgs.
Although their imagery of The People of Anu is exaggerated by overly pointed ears, the nature of these people as creative, magical, spiritual, loving beings is not.
The Tuatha were mighty beings, somewhere between mythical super-humans and deities, and some people do worship them as such. They are intimately connected with fairy lore. They are seen in lots of different ways, but often as the rulers of the fairy world, which is populated by various nature spirits, elementals, and the souls of the dead.
After the arrival of the Milesians (Gaels), the two groups became interrelated, many producing offsprings with various talents and abilities. The Tuatha De Danaan became later known as, the Daoine Sidhe (pronounced Shee) also called the Shining Ones. They lived in the hollow mounds, and became known as “people of the (fairy) mounds”.
We were the ones that fell asleep…
that is until NOW !
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(A “Myth” states the Gaelic people are descendants of Míl Espáine , the “sons of Míl” or Milesians. His father was Bile. Mil Espaine served as a soldier in Scythia and Egypt, before remembering a prophecy that his descendants would rule Ireland. Another “Myth” states, The Lebor Gabala ( probably first written in the second half of the 11th century AD) describes the origin of the Gaelic people. Saying they descended from Goidel Glas, a Scythian who was present at the fall of the Tower of Babel and Scota, a daughter of a pharaoh of Egypt. Two branches of their descendants left Egypt and Scythia at the time of the Exodus of Moses, and after a period of wandering the shores of the Mediterranean arrived in the Iberian Peninsula, where they settled after several battles. )
***For a More in-depth look at these people, please see the article: Moors of Highland
Researching the Faroe Island the original habitats are listed as Gaelic speaking monks/hermits in the 6th Century. The vikings did not flee to that landmass until after the 9th Century, and many knew of this land/people prior to settling there (but more on that later). It is evident through language, proximity and fore-knowledge these people where, in fact, the same people! These Gaels are said to have derived from ancient Milesians of Hellenic (Ancient Greek) civilization. By the 6th century BC, Miletus had become a maritime empire, and the Milesians spread out across Turkey and even as far as the Crimea, founding new colonies. Meaning they may have interchangeably come from Norway, Scotland, Ireland and their surrounding islands.
A Comment from a recent visitor to the Isle:
“The Isle of Man is a very peaceful and picturesque little island which is a bit like a miniature Ireland but with it’s own unique charm. Thoroughly recommended.”
Many Manx people believe that the Trisklion symbol was brought to the Isle of Man by the Vikings. According to some accounts of Norse mythology, the triskelion symbolized the movement of the sun through the sky. The Norse connection is supported by the triskelion appearing on the Isle of Man’s Ancient Sword of State. This sword is believed to have belonged to Olaf Godredson (commonly know as….you guess it, Olaf the Black), who became King of the Sudreys (Southern Hebrides and Man) in 1226. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaf_the_Black and The Chronicle of Mann)
However, the pedigree of the sword may be challenged. It has been argued that the triskelion was not associated with the Isle of Man until the Norsemen were expelled from the Isle by the Scots. Norse symbols used in the Isle of Man have been recorded as either a Norse ship in full sail, which appeared on their flag and on a number of seals, or a lion rampant, which is recorded on at least one Norse seal. An alternative theory is that the triskelion was introduced to the Isle by Alexander III of Scotland after he gained control of the Isle in 1266. The theory commences with the long-term relationship between the Norman kings of Sicily and the Norman kings of England.
The Triskelion, in its various forms can be found in many places throughout the world. There are records of the symbol in ancient Sanskrit writings and amongst the Hopi Indians of North America. Could they all be talking about the same thing, in their own way? What is clear is it refers to some kind of movement, energy. Whatever its origins, today the symbol is used on banknotes and coins of the Isle of Man and is recognized by many.
In investigating the connection between the above symbols, I was lead to its most ancient source the Swastika.
The symbol of the swastika represents the rotations of time and consciousness – moving clockwise and counter clockwise – in upward or downward spirals – allowing souls to experience many levels of reality simultaneously.
The word Swastika comes from Sanskrit
It is an important symbol in Eastern religions, notably Hinduism and Buddhism, among others, and was also used in Native American faiths before World War II.
The swastika has not always been used as a symbol of Nazism and was in fact borrowed from Eastern cultures. It seems to have first been used by early inhabitants of Eurasia.
Since the rise of the National Socialist German Workers Party, the swastika has been associated with fascism, racism, World War II, and the Holocaust in much of the western world. Before this, it was particularly well-recognized in Europe from the archaeological work of Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered the symbol in the site of ancient Troy and who associated it with the ancient migrations of Indo-European (Aryan) peoples.
Nazi use derived from earlier German volkisch nationalist movements, for which the swastika was a symbol of “Aryan” identity, and a Nordic master race originating in northern Europe.
Since the end of World War II, the traditional uses of swastika in the western world were discouraged. Many innocent people or products were wrongly persecuted.
Historical English spellings of the Sanskrit word include suastika and svastica.
Alternative names for the shape are:
So it does have an ancient indigenous connection in relation to energy and is quite possible it is referring to the Inner Energy (inner chi) of the individual; nature, consciousness-which lead to a transformation.
Get some copper wire and make your own Triskelion. Keep it on your body and Raise your Frequency!
*Great video on How to make the Triskelion
In a nutshell, the triskelion Celtic symbol meaning deals with competition and man’s progress. The Greek term triskelion literally means “three-legged,” and appropriately, this sign looks very much like three legs running.
The triskelion (also referred to as triskele, triquetra or fylfot) Celtic symbol meaning holds two major components of symbolism.
When we observe this symbol, we are taken with the concept of motion. All three branches (legs, protrusions, angles) are positioned in such a way so as to make the symbol appear as if it is in constant forward motion.
This is no accident as this feeling of motion in this symbol represents:
The three protrusions (legs, angles, branches, etc) are of significant symbolic importance. However, depending upon the era, region, culture, mythological history, etc…symbologists can have a challenging time defining the exact symbolic meaning of the three protrusions. The various representations of the three protrusions found in the triskelion include:
All of these (and still yet more) can be designated for each of the protrusions found in the triskelion – it is simply up to the observer (or originating culture) to proffer up these meanings.
The combination of these two components (motion and triad attributes) lead us to the conclusion that this Celtic symbol meaning tells a story of forward motion in the endeavor to reach understanding (within the context of one of the many triad dynamics above listed).
This prominent Celtic symbols may also represent the three Celtic worlds:
An interesting side note – the number three is a powerful energy for seemingly infinite reasons. One such representation of number three deals with the three primary measure-marks within the phases of the moon (new, half, full).
This is a worthy point because most lunar creatures are depicted as only having three legs in Alchemical and early European esoteric art.
When we add lunar implications to the meaning of the triskelion we are dealing with:
As you can see, the Celtic symbol meaning of the triskelion is more far-reaching than just “three-legged.” When we combine the variables listed here with the concept of motion and evolution and illumination, we find that the Celtic symbol meaning of the triskelion has a much broader connotations.
In short, the sum of this Celtic symbol meaning is:
During the 16th Century, The Derby family (appointed by the english crown) ruled on the Isle of Man for a considerable period of time and the name Derby is found in many street names and places today on the island. The island was the scene of many disputes between Scotland and England and the island had been ruled alternately by the Vikings, the Irish, the Scottish and the English.
It is believed the rights to the Isle of Man were eventually lost by the Derbys in a card game.
During all this time of alternate occupation, foreign rule and battle, the manx have always been fiercely independent and nationalistic. This persists today and even so far as a fringe political party on the Isle of Man who favor total independence from the British government. I think they take a dim view of foreigners using the nickname “manx man”.
The Isle of Man is a tax haven and has a nominally independent government. Property (realty) prices are very high and this means average young manx couples have practically no chance of being able to buy a house. On the other hand taxes are very low, unemployment is almost zero and state funded medical care is free for all. Sounds Pretty Sweet… but how much MORE Sweeter it would be if you were Sovereign…and Heir To The Land!