Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions
Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.
Today’s religious topic is as follows:
“Balor”, in Celtic mythology, chief of the chaotic race of FOMOIRE—the demonic race that threatened the Irish people until they were subdued in the second great battle of AG TUIRED (Moytura). When Balor was a boy, he looked into a potion being brewed by his father’s DRUIDS, and the fumes caused hi to grow a huge, poisonous eye. The ye had to be opened by attendants, and it killed anything on which it gazed. Balor was eventually killed by his grandson, the god LUGUS (Lugh), in the climactic battle between the TUATHA DE DANANN, or race of gods, and the FOMOIRE.
Balor in Magh Tuireadh by Jim Fitzpatrick
(Comeback on 3/29/15 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn more about “Baltic Religion”.
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