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« Reply #14: March 01, 2010, 04:01:55 pm »

I do wonder sometimes if the compartmentalization between them isn't more a function of our modern outlook than it is reflective of the nature/relationships of the Beings in question? It's been mentioned a few times around TC that the relationship between the Gaelic deities  has a fluidity, that while they are individuals, the separation isn't necessarily as precise as we imagine it (or perhaps need to envision it, because of the way we look at things.)

I think it is helpful, all are attested to in sources. One can speak of the Aos sidhe or ones ancestors or the gods and understand how each group differs from the other. On a closer look though they tend to blend in many cases, bu t by no means all. Or rather, for example (and this could be argued to have more to do with contemporary politics than myth) but numerous clans traced their ancestry to mythologic figures, many of whom we identify as deities (like Lugh, Nuada, Manannan mac Lir, etc.), other still trace ancestry through the aos sidhe. So while I think that certainly a modern perspective tends to demarcate to some degree, that each group is referenced in texts leads me to believe that the demarcation is not merely a modern construct.
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