Tunnel of hawthorn and blackthorn bushes leading to the sacred grove
Sacred grove looking out toward the lake. The altar is in the center.
Looking away from the lake. The grove is surrounded by hawthorn and blackthorn bushes.
Tuamai Dearmadta, the Forgotten Tombs. This is the hillside tomb where Ciarán was interred for betraying the goddess
The Cave of Rúin Arsa or the Cave of Ancient Secrets, where the Book of Carraig is kept. It's also believed to be an entrance to the Otherworld.
Here is a close up view of the Cave of Rúin Arsa with the Book of Carraig.
Though the Chi Rho cross was an example of a real cross used by Christians during the 5th century, I put it here because this is my rendition of Ciarán’s cross.
This is my version of the Book of Carraig,
which holds the secrets of Ciarán’s priesthood. It's inlaid with gold, silver and bronze and studded with emeralds and sapphires. The
book is only to be viewed by those on Council
of Elders, under threat of death, and is kept
in the Cave of Rúin Arsa