The legend of how the Irish got their language and freckles - April 2021

By Maria O'Farrell Carr

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According to ancient Irish mythology, the story goes that the ancient gods who were watching the sons of Adam building the great Tower of Babylon.

The gods were worried that the sons of Adam were becoming like them so decided to destroy the tower and confuse the people by giving them many different languages. The gods hoped that this would make the sons of Adam forget who they were.

The Gaels were in Babylon at the time and were third in line as the gods were handing out the new languages. They were given a language known as Gaelige. This was the most beautiful language and was ‘perfect in syntax and tonality’.

The Gaels told the gods that they had come from: “The land of the Gael, a small island in the far west at the edge of the great ocean where once stood fair Atlantis.”

The gods knew that the island the Gaels spoke of was on the edge of the ocean and the night sky wasn’t clear enough to see the stars.

They thought that the Gaels would forget about stars and the heavens which were too difficult to see from their land because of the mist.

One of the gods told the Gaels: “Behold, I will draw on you a map of the Universe, so that you will remember us in the dark nights when you cannot see the stars because of the mist which covers your small island.”

The god then sprinkled a fine dust over the Gaels which covered them in freckles. The freckles were called ‘briciní’ which means ‘little stars’ in Irish.

When the last of the Gaels are gathered on the Hill at Uisneach (the last hill in Ireland at the time) they will make a complete map of the universe. At that moment they will remember everything.

So according to legend the Irish got their language because the gods wanted to separate them from the other people in Babylon.

The freckles are a map of the universe to remind Irish people of the stars and the heavens.

This excellent video by New Tara Media was created about this legend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFAdaLKxrI8




Maria O'Farrell CarrMaria's Bio: Maria is a gifted healer, intuitive and medical intuitive from Ireland. She carries a vast wealth of experience from a life of passionate exploration of the profound healing and ancient Irish intuitive gifts she inherited from her mother and going back to her grandmothers, two great uncles who were well known healers of the sick and even as far back as her great, great, great, grandfather (b. 1837) who was known as the Irish Healer of Animals. Her depth of knowledge and wisdom comes from her deep study and relentless research. Maria offers Celtic Intuitive & Angel Card Reading thru Skype or phone to any were in the world. Maria grew up in Ireland and has travelled to over 16 countries and visited 245 cities. She has lived and travelled to Australia, Canada, North and South America, Europe and many places around the world. Maria has lived in the Okanagan, BC, Canada for years. She now lives part-time also back home in Ireland in the Spring and Autumn. Maria is the founder and publisher of 'OK In Health eMagazine' and Web site since 2014. www.OKinHealth.com is a beam of light in the wellness community. Maria was awarded the 2008 SOWINS, Women Up Front and Centre - Health & Wellness Award for her work on OK In Health eMagazine and the community. Over the years she has also worked as an Event Organizer and brought instructors to the Okanagan from all over the world. Maria was also involved at the grass root level in bringing in Dr Deepak Chopra. Gregg Braden and Dr. Wayne Dyer to the Okanagan valley. Maria has a wealth of experience in travel, as a healer and in events organizing. Maria hosts a weekly Health Column in 5 Okanagan newspapers. In 2013, Maria brought 30 people to Ireland for the 14 day Celtic Angel Ireland Tour and since then brings two tours over to Ireland each year. Maria has published two books on Sacred Ireland and is working on her third book. Maria continues to enjoy studying, travelling, offering sessions, working on OK In Health eMagazine, loving life in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and the Sacred Ireland Tours. - Maria O'Farrell Carr Website - Email


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