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The 5 Fifths of Ireland

In ancient Ireland, our ancestors found significance and meaning in everything, not just people and animals but in such things as the seasons, the wind, dreams, and so on. It’s hardly surprising, then, that certain numbers took on sacred meaning too. The number 5 crops up quite a lot in Irish mythology, but why? And what does it mean?

Tree Lore in Irish Mythology| Guardians of the 5 Provinces

The Guardians of the Five Provinces is a title that was given to five very special trees which were in ancient times considered sacred. The story goes that a tall stranger, some say a giant ‘as high as a… Read More