TRAKER wrote:I have recently begun to think about this question. Is Danu comparable to Gaia? Could Danu be seen as a 'Mother Earth' figure as Gaia is. It seems to to me that the Irish pantheon is almost a blend of Polytheism and Pantheism with Gods associated with different aspect of the world (Lugh for light and harvests, Manannan for the sea). But there seem to be some deities that are viewed along almost Pantheistic lines (Danu for the land and Lir for the sea). What are your opinions on this?
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Heddwen wrote:I always understood that the origins of Don were rooted in the Danube too. She's also Danu/Anu. In Wales, Don is a mother Goddess and is referenced within The Mabinogion, although I'm not sure if She's seen in quite the same way as Gaia.
TRAKER wrote: I have to admit though, I'm not quite sure about the definition of a 'Mother Goddess'. I have heard it before but I'm not sure what it actually means for the character and associations of the Goddess it is tied to. What defines a mother goddess? Any information you can give would be very appreciated.
Sorry for going off on a tangent.
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