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Celtic History, Lore, Fact & Fun

Come learn the Celts history added with music, lore and much more.

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We now leave the mild climate of the ancient Aegean, and the cold, forbidding regions of the North.

Here, we enter the lush, green land, shrouded in mists of magic and wonders. The land is young yet ancient; beautiful yet intriguing; and something quite magical.

We meet people who are fair and noble. Yet when aroused into battle, these people can easily become savage. One can lose their head, quite literally, at the end of the swords.

Though Celtic myths were not written until eleventh century AD, after the Vikings were driven out of Ireland, their sources, mostly oral traditions, were quite old. Even ancient.

Many of the myths that come to us, come mainly from Ireland and Wales. Celtic myths also included those from Scotland, Cornwall and Brittany (in France). We have to thank the Welsh myths, and to a lesser degree to the Irish, for the legends of King Arthur. While the medieval romance of Tristan and Isolde originated in Brittany, it gained popularity in Continental Europe and the British Isles.

Though Celtic literature didn't appear until the Middle Age, Celtic people and their religions existed during the time of ancient Rome. For more information on the Celtic people and their history and myths, feel free to readwithn here of them.

It is generally believed that there were seven separate, but historically related Celtic nations, all of which were connected to one another by common culture. Many of these nations are the resulting settlements of the Celtic tribes from early Proto-Indo-European history, Black Sea Circa. Celtic tribes have been known to venture out on vast nomadic migrations covering almost all of both eastern and western Europe. Seemingly always in pursuit of a better settlement and attempting to move away from tribal rivalry, war, famine, disease, etc. There are 14 major Celtic tribes, which have been given reference to by various Roman writers. Listedbelow are the seven most agreed upon Celtic Nations and the fourteen most predominant tribes. The 7 Celtic Nations Alba, which is now Scotland Breizh, which is now Brittany Cymru, which is now Wales Eire, which is Ireland in Old Irish Gaelic Galatia, which is now Spain, and France Kernow, which is Cornwall Mannin, is the Isle of Man The 14 most predominant Celtic tribes of note are: Aedui, Averni, Boii, Brigantes, Durotriges, Eravisci, Helvetii, Iceni, Nervii, Parisii, Scordisci, Trinovantes, Venetii, and Volcae.


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Red Lion (ie Gryphon) Rampant...Standard of Scotland:

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Pictish Carved Symbol Stones Reveal Iron Age Written Language by Val Williamson, PhD 1 Reply

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The Morriganby Jennifer Emick 3 Replies

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Aonghus.

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St. Michael and Belanus (Belanos)...The Celtic Sun-God:

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TUATHA DE DANAAN by Knight-Grandmaster de Paul 3 Replies

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Something for our Druids :) by Betuel-Lilith Sairalindë Elanessë

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Celtic Christianity and Divination by Bre Geier

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Celtic Folklore Regarding Plants & Herbs by Bre Geier

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The Druid Alphabet by Christine Narducci

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The Celts 1 Reply

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Brighid - Hearth Goddess of Ireland By Patti Wigington

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The Keltoi...the Druidic Legacy:

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Danu

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Druids. Celts by Teths Place 1 Reply

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Cauldron Lore by Chris Power

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The African Roots of The Celtish Clans # 1 – The Black Kings of Scotland

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Goddess Danu

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Celtic Shamanism - FAQ

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The Triple Goddess of the Celts By: Mary jones

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Celtic Myth Podshow Bringing the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts to your Fireside. The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. It weaves together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts.

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 2, 2014 at 6:46pm
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Celtic Identity

Arduinna - In Celtic mythology, Arduinna (also Arduina, Arduinnae or Arduinne) was the eponymous goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar (primarily in the present-day regions of Belgium and Luxembourg). Her cult originated in what is today known as Ardennes, a region of Belgium, Luxembourg and France. She was later assimilated into the Gallo-Roman mythology of goddess Diana.

In The Gods of the Celts, Miranda Green states that some depictions of Arduinna show her riding a boar However, Simone Deyts notes that the bronze Gallo-Roman statue of a woman in a short belted tunic, riding a boar sidesaddle and holding a knife, conserved in the Musee des Antiquites Nationales, St-Germain-en-Laye, bears no inscription, and was simply assumed to be Arduinna by the 19th century antiquarian who discovered it— perhaps because the modern symbol of the Ardennes region is also a boar.

The Gods of the Celts: http://www.bookdepository.com/Gods-Celts-Miranda-Green/978075093479...

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 2, 2014 at 8:41am

Håkon Haraldsson

Artio is the Continental Celtic Goddess of fertility and wild animals, (ESPECIALLY BEARS), and "BEAR" is exactly what Her name means.
ARTIO (* Arttjo-n-from PIE *-arkt) [she who growls and Barks]:
Goddess of Bears associated with Bern in Switzerland, and traditionally seen as the core of la Tene culture long associated with the zenith of Northern European pre-Christian civilization.
The bear in the iconography is the European brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos) which is a subspecies of the species group that includes the grizzly bear. These bears have a number of vocalizations of which barking and growling are but two. We may see Artio as a deification of growling voice and sound with manifestations in bears, animals, wind and weather. Compare the name of Midir's fairy wife Fúamnach (* Wok-s-manā) [vociferous]. The name is an n-stem agent noun clearly cognate with Welsh arthi-[growl, bark], itself derived from Common Celtic * artto-from PIE * arkto-[bear].

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 1, 2014 at 6:08pm

Kelts

In ancient Celtic religion, Sucellus or Sucellos was the god of agriculture, forests and alcoholic drinks of the Gauls, also part of the Lusitanian mythology. Sucellus may also have been thought of as a creator god, and was particularly revered by the Arverni and the Boii.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 1, 2014 at 5:59pm

DAGDA ---- EARTH AND FATHER GOD. DAGDA POSSESSES A BOTOMLESS CAULDRON OF PLENTY AND RULES THE SEASONS WITH THE MUSIC OF HIS HARP. WITH HIS MIGHTY CLUB DAGDA CAN SLAY NINE MEN WITH A SINGLE BLOW, AND WITH ITS SMALL END HE CAN BRING THEM BACK TO LIFE. ON THE DAY OF THE NEW YEAR , DAGDA MATES WITH THE RAVEN GODDESS OF THE MORRIGAN WHO WHILE MAKING LOVE STRADDLES A RIVER WITH ONE FOOT ON EACH BANK. A SLIGHTLY COMICAL FIGURE.


HAVE A BLESSED AND MAGICKAL DAY:
DAN THE OLDE ONE
KEEPER OF MYTHS, LEGENDS AND THE OLDE WAYS

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 7:53pm

Druidry:


In the Celtic religion, the modern words Druid or Druidry denote the practices of the ancient Druids, the priestly class in ancient Britain and Gaul. The historical knowledge of the Druids is very limited, as no Druidic documents have survived. Julius Caesar's ‘The Gallic Wars’ gives the fullest account of the ancient Druids and he describes the Druids as the learned priestly class, who were guardians of the unwritten ancient customary law and who had the power of executing judgment. To most people today, the Druids conjure up images of a mysterious, religious sect wearing strange robes and conducting archaic ceremonies out in the open air at Stonehenge. However, archeologists have shown that Stonehenge was built, over a period of centuries, from 2800 BC to 1550 BC, long before the arrival of the ancient Celts and there is no evidence that the ancient Druids ever used Stonehenge. Modern Druidism (Neo-druidism) came out of the Romanticism Movement of the 18th Century and is thought to have some, though not many, connections to the Old Religion, instead being based largely on writings produced during and after the 18th Century from second hand sources and theories.

http://spiritwalkministry.com/
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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 7:43pm
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 7:43pm

Celtic radition
from http://www.angelfire.com/

Celtic witchcraft has as its basis a strong sense of spirituality and a love of the earth. Central to this love are the Goddesses and Gids, who play a strong role in Celtic worship. The Celtric religion recognises two main deities; the Earth Mother Goddess and the Horned God. But Celtic Wiccans also worship many othre minor deities who each represent specific qualities important to Celtic individuals. Celtic worshippers celebrate the same Sabbaths, perform rituals and magic, and have a strong faith in their spirituality, just like any member of the Craft. The main differences between Celtic witchcraft and other forms of the Craft is that with Celts, magic is everywhere. Magic is woven into their jewellery, their tattoos and all their artwork and everyday items such asclothing and cutlery.

The Druids are the religious leaders of the Celtic people,the wise and magical priestd and priestesses whose special blend of wisdom and magic provided a powerful role model for all the Celtic people. The Druidic priesthood was orginally all-female, which male initiates only becoming accepted after many years.

According to Laurie Cabot, Druidesses were divided into three levels, or classes: the highest class were celibate and lived in convents, and were eventually assimilated into Christianity as nuns. The other two levels could be married and lived either with their husbands, or in the temples. With the onset of Christianity these wise women were called witches.

Spirituality is of primary import to Celtis, and their devotion to the earth, their goddesses and gods and the effeort which they put into their worship is proof of their highly spiritual nature. Although the names of the deities worshipped and the titles of the SAbbats may be different to other Pagan practices, despite the regional dialects which occur in the Celtic rituals, there are strong similarities between Celtic witchcraft and Wicca practiced elsewhere on the globe.
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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 1:43pm

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
CELTIC WISDOM
THE POETRY AND PROSE OF A MYSTIC TRADITON
by WATKIN
" May the path rise to meet you.
May you always have the wind at your back.
May the sun shine warmly in your face;
and the rain fall mildly amid the fields;
and until we meet again,
may gods keep you in their hands. "
IRISH BLESSING.

HAVE A MAGICKAL JOURNEY:
DAN THE OLDE ONE
KEEPER OF MYTHS, LEGENDS AND THE OLDE WAYS

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 31, 2014 at 11:28am

Donna Hoyt-Campbell 8:38in the evenin' Jan 30

The raven is one of the most important birds in Celtic mythology (and there are many important types of birds). The raven is a symbol of death and war, but also of the otherworld and its eternal pleasures. In Ireland, the raven is especially associated with Badb, whose name means "raven" and is an aspect of the Triple Goddess, Morrigan or the Morrigue. Her sisters Macha and Badb also appear in the forms of ravens on the battlefield. This is not unusual, given that the raven is a carrion bird.

 
 
 

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