Divinity is an easy thing for us to define, certainly. It refers to the state of being Godlike, or a God- the sacred supernatural, occasionally omnipotent or omniscient.
But with the Christianization of Irish Texts it is often hard to figure out who is and isn’t Divine within our own faith. As a result, there are many theories and interpretations of the divine within the Gaelic Polytheist community. Some believe they are deified ancestors, others believe they were simply Human. More believe that they are, in their own rights, classically divine figures. The interpretations are virtually endless.
Topic Two: Divinity
Who do believe are the Deities of the Irish Pantheon? How do you believe that they gained their Divine status? Were they always Gods- or did they become them? Or do you view them as traditional Gods at all? Are there other “categories” that you believe exist- such a “demons” or Demigods? How does your view of Gaelic Divinity differ from traditional views of Divinity such as what is found in the Hindu, Greek, or Abrahamic faiths?
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