Thursday, July 28, 2011



Airmid is a healing goddess with a knowledge of medicinal plants. She is said to be the keeper of a spring that can bring you back to life.

She was one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. With her father, Dian Cecht, and brother, Miach, she healed those injured in the second battle of the Magh Tuiredh.

One story says that after her jealous father killed her brother, Airmid wept over his grave. Watered by her tears, all the herbs of the world grew from the earth over Miach's body, and Airmid gathered and sorted them all, spreading them over her cloak. Their father lashed out once again, scattering the herbs every where. For this reason, no living human knows all  the secrets of herbalism. Only Airmid remembers.

Its is also said that along with Dian Cecht, Ochtriullach, and Miach, Airmid was one of the enchanters whose incantation sung over the well of Sláine was able to bring back the dead.

This is just the start. There is many more gods, goddesses, and myths to come.
I hope you enjoyed the read and return for further installments!

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