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Aine - Goddess of Love and Fertility

Aine is the Goddess of Love and Fertility, summer, wealth and sovereignty. She is associated with the Sun and sometimes represented by a red mare. As the goddess of love and fertility, she had command over crops and animals and is also associated with agriculture. Aine is strongly associated with County Limerick. The hill of Knockainy is named after her, and was site of rites in her honour, involving fire and the blessing of the land.

Aine (Aine of Knockainy, Ain cliah, Ain of the light, Aine N C`hlair, Ain Cliar the bright) is also a goddess of luck, magic, earth and nature. She guards livestock, crops and cattle. Aine means brightness, glow, joy, radiance, splendour, glory and melody. She could shapeshift into the form of a swan or Red mare, Lair Derg that no-one could outrun, so she could walk amongst her people.

As Tuatha de danann she was known as the Queen of the Fae and leanan sidhe (sweetheart of the fae). Through her relationships with human men it is said she gave birth to the first magical/humans. She is the mother aspect of the triple goddess along with her sisters Fenne and Grainne.

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Love, Fertility, Summer, Wealth, Sovereignty, Agriculture

Irish

Sidhe mounds, Faery burghs

Swans, Horses, Cows, Cattle, Rabbits, Song birds

Red, Orange, Green, Yellow

Mannanan mac lir

Moonstone, Sunstone, Pearl, Gold, Silver, Garnet, Quartz

Sunday, Monday

South

Earth, Fire

Lavender, Orchid

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Fire

Sun

Meadowsweet, Yew, Oak, Moss

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Swans, Horses, Sun, Moon, Red and gold candles

Sun, Moon, High Priestess

Midsummer, Noon

Irish - Gods and Goddesses

NameTitleType

Aengus

God of love, youth and poetic inspiration.

God

Aibell

Guardian Goddess of the Dalassians.

Goddess

Aine

Goddess of Love and Fertility

Goddess

Banba

Patron Goddess of Ireland

Goddess

Boann

Goddess of the River Boyne.

Goddess

Brighid

Goddess of Fire and Water.

Goddess

Creidhne

God of Metalworkers.

God

Dagda

God of the Earth, and father God. Leader of the Tuatha de Danaan.

God

Danu

Goddess of Rivers, Water, Wells, Prosperity, Magick, and Wisdom.

Goddess

Diancecht

God of Healing and Medicine.

God

Eriu

Matron Goddess of Ireland

Goddess

Ernmas

Mother Goddess.

Goddess

Flidais

Goddess of Nature.

Goddess

Fodla

Patron Goddess of Ireland.

Goddess

Macha

Goddess of War.

Goddess

Nechtan

God of the Underworld.

God

Nemain

Goddess of Panic and War.

Goddess

Niamh

Goddess of Beauty and Brightness.

Goddess

Scathach

Warrior Goddess.

Goddess

Tuireann

God of Thunder.

God

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