I think there should be a game of "How many degrees of seperation" with the Celtic goddess?
Like who of them left the cap-stone off the well at night and caused a flood? (And men get the blame for the toilet seat!)
Can Sinann be linked to Boann for causing the well of Segais to overflow? and can the following to connected in similar manner: Li Ban (St Muirgan), Cailleach, Ness (Loch and River Ness) [plus the Welsh tales in regard to Mererid and to Grace.]
I sure other degrees of closeness could be found by aswering similar questions such as:
Who are mothers to a divine youth? ...
Who mated with Dagda at Samhain?
Who is the wife of Nechtain?
Who is named Queen?
I think if the game was played there would be a big cluster of interconnected goddess and a few outlying minor goddess?
> In many cased, the mythological ancestor is a female. We need not
> suppose as many gods as eponymous ancestors. There is clear evidence
> that Irish gods rejoiced in a profusion of synonyms."
> Just thought it might raise a smile amongst some of those still trying
> to sort out our gods for us.
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