addressing Danu (p 78​)​, Old Irish

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I gave this option for 2 reasons. 1) Some neo-pagans prefer to address the gods using the oldest form of a deity's name that we know, since that may be closer to a deity's original name. 2) The sound made at the beginning of Danu's name when addressing Her in Old Irish is much easier for English speakers, because it is a sound that occurs in English.

The rest of this address is still in modern Irish. It is only Her name that I have changed to the older version. This address would end up being a mix of two languages, but would also likely be understood by anyone who has familiarity with both modern and older Gaelic languages (and many neo-pagans believe our deities would).

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A Dhanu, a Bhan-tiarna! A Dhanu, mo Bhandia!

Danu, Lady! Danu, my Goddess!

ah THAH-noo, a vahn-TCHEER-na, ah THAH-noo, muh vahn-JEE-ah

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from _A Circle of Stones_ audio, released December 7, 2012

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From haunting Celtic lullabies, through laments of intense grief and pain, to songs of healing and hope, Caera’s music always contains an authenticity that can be hard to find in today’s music, or even in today’s world in general. Powerful soprano vocals blend with the bell-like tones of her brass-strung Gaelic harp to create music that carries people through life, dreaming or fully awake. ... more

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