Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flidais


Flidais was a female mythological figure in early Irish literature, a goddess of the woodlands and all that is wild, including joyful sexuality.  She rode through the woods on a chariot drawn by deer. As the mistress of the animals, She reigned over all of the beasts of the forest. Flidais is also closely connected to fertility.  

As a representative of the 'spirit of abundance', Flidais owned a herd of supernatural cattle and Her most prized cow,   Maol Flidais, who could feed more than 300 families a night on her milk.

Flidais can be identified with the Roman woodland goddess, Diana, and the Greek goddess, Artemis.



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