The Bull

In Druid sacrificial rites, particularly prophetic ones, the Bull played a crucial role. This adored animal has borne a variety of meanings in the Celtic realm as the symbol of God Esus. It was seen as a symbol of unyielding, obstinacy, and determination.

The bull has traditionally been connected with sovereignty, riches, rank, abundance, vigor, and fertility among the Celts. It also symbolized connection, ancestry, and strong ties to the land. The crowning of a new High King in ancient Ireland was always preceded by a traditional bull feast. A good bull indicated riches and high prestige for a Celtic clan or community.

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