Tuatha de Danaan

 

The only shot I have of this majestic sculpture. Each of the three stones was well-lit from below creating a striking effect at night. Located in the southeast portion of the park.

The tuatha de danaan come from Irish folklore and are often considered an earlier and superior race to the peoples who inhabited ancient Eire before. Some people also surmise that the children of the goddess Dana are the "little people" or those who dwell "underhill."

This is an example of one of the staring patterns chiseled into each of the three stones in this sculpture. Pagan legend has it that tracing such a maze (there are no wrong turns), centers and stills the mind enabling a person to concentrate more clearly for having gone through the exercise. Such mazes were also used by Christians for the same purpose: stilling the mind before meditations.

 

 




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