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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 9, Danu Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Danu Summary and Analysis

Danu is the most ancient Celtic Goddess, with written accounts appearing around 1000 A.D. She is associated with the River Danube and is known by many names: Donau, Dunav, Don, Danube, Mother of the Tuatha de Danaan (tribe of Danu), and Mother of all Celtic peoples. The Celtic people have spoken of her from the time they were known as Gauls until they came to rest in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

It was Danu that created the Celtic people, giving them nourishment and life. Midsummer's Eve (the summer solstice) is the holiest of Danu's holy days. On this day worshippers pray for abundance and bless the herds and crops.

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