One of the first collections that Mythologie Candles released was our Spring/Summer 2020 Celtic Woodland Folklore collection, inspired by magical creatures you would find in the woods. It was such a huge success that we couldn't resist bringing it back, but this time, it's new and improved! We spoke to our founder, Leah, about her inspiration and vision for the Celtic Folklore collection.
How did you become interested in all things Celtic?
It all started with learning about my Celtic heritage on both sides of my family. There's a lot of Irish, Scottish, and English in my blood, so I feel a pull to those areas and when I'm there, I strangely feel right at home. My love for all things Celtic was only more solidified as I came to know more of the history, folklore, and of course music.
What do you love about Celtic folklore and culture?
While you'll find many similar creatures and stories across different cultures, Celtic folklore has a special and magical spin on storytelling. There are endless stories and creatures to choose from, so picking the creatures for this collection was difficult!
Aside from this Summer collection, imagine we'll eventually have an entire Celtic Folklore collection that stays around all year because of the vast amount of creatures and folklores we can cover.
How did you come up with the names for the candles?
So when you read the title Elven Courtyard, you can instantly picture grandiose white marble pillars and eloquent tile flooring resting on a forest floor on the edge of a cliff, or something very dramatic. Each of the titles is meant to give you an instant visual of the mood and atmosphere.
We created a scene in a different artistic style, which resembles something you might find in a vintage storybook. On the boxes, you'll find lush trees, water features, fairy houses, magical lanterns, and elven architecture, with a few extra little surprises if you look closely.
A place where owls and forest critters scurry around, birds sing loudly, and tiny eyes peer around you unbeknownst. Where the magical creatures you've heard in tales come to life, and you're enveloped with the scent of deep forest, ripe berries, and honeycomb.
We've all been through a lot this past year, and I feel that the right candle lit beside them as they read their novel on a rainy day, or watch a summer movie, or play their next tabletop game with friends, will make a world of difference in a small, but powerful way.
The 2021 Celtic Folklore candle collection launches VERY SOON! If you want to receive exclusive content and be first in line for the launch by receiving a SECRET link a day before the collection launches, make sure you become an earlybird!