Mannoise mythology

The mythology mannoise, de l’ïle de Man, résulte d’une influence locale, britannique, celtique et nordique. Le nom de l’île de Man est lié à Manannán mac Lir, un dieu de la mer celtique, qui imposait aux insulaires une taxe symbolique, un paquet de joncs grossiers comme des marais, jusqu’à ce que Saint Patrick vienne bannir les païens.

For centuries, the symbol of the island has been a triskelion: three bent legs, each with a spur, joined at the thigh. The three legs are reflected in the island's motto (adopted late in the symbol's history): Quocunque Jeceris Stabit, translating from Latin to "Wherever you throw, it will stand. The origin of the three legs of man is explained in the legend that Manannan changed into three legs and rolled along the hills.

In Manx folklore there are many stories of mythical creatures and characters. These include the Buggane, a malevolent spirit; the often useful but unpredictable Fenodyree; the Glashtyn which can be a hairy goblin or a water horse; and the Moddey Dhoo, a ghostly black dog. Mann is also said to be home to the veggey mooinjer or the little manx-speaking people, sometimes referred to as themselves.

Manx mythology

Mannoise mythology (texts)