The scary, terrifying god seeking to steal our harvest?
Since I started working on preparing for my personal Lúnasa festival, Crom Dubh as a figure has appeared on numerous occasions and has managed to consistently distract my attention from the actual ritual. To be able to move on and engage with the festival, I have promised him a class, where I will do my best to bring him to life once again and present as rounded a view as I can find of him.
With that in mind, I present this class on Crom Dubh, exploring his name, what we know of him, what tales and myths have survived in modern awareness, as well as the tales and legends we have surviving in folk lore and legend. He's a fascinating, elusive character in some tales and well worth learning more about to understand both our ancestors attitude to the earth's bounty and our modern links to such activities, or how we might develop them.