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Latiaran

by Almut Wille
The youngest of a goddess triad, Latiaran ("Breast of Light") is the death bringing crone goddess of the harvest. When she was later on christianized, her feast day was July 25th or the Sunday closest to it. A story already from Christan times tells that she went to a smithy every morning to bring "the seed of fire". When the smith told her she had pretty feet, she vainly looked down, and her apron caught fire. Although her clothes were burning, she was not hurt. Then she sank into the ground, below a heart-shaped stone, never to be seen again. Her older sisters are called Inghean Bhuidhe and Lasair.

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