Canola (mythology)

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In Irish mythology, Canola was the mythical inventor of the harp, and the Irish goddess of music and dance. After having an argument with her lover, she left his bed in the middle of the night to take a walk. She heard beautiful music and sat down, soon falling asleep. When she woke up the next morning, Canola realised the wind had created the music by blowing through partially rotted sinew still attached to a whale skeleton. She designed the harp based on this. She is believed to aid in inspiration and creativity. [1][2]


  1. ^ Patricia Monaghan (2004). The encyclopedia of Celtic mythology and folklore. Infobase Publishing. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-0-8160-4524-2. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Brandi Auset (2009). The Goddess Guide: Exploring the Attributes and Correspondences of the Divine Feminine. Llewellyn Publications. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-7387-1551-3. Retrieved 25 January 2017.