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  Celtic Mythology Encyclopaedia
In Celtic mythology, Cuchulinn is a hero-king of Ulster and son of Lugh.
In Celtic mythology, Gwyrthur ap Greidawl (Gwyrthur) is a rival to Gwyn ap Nudd for the affections of Creurdilad.
In Celtic mythology, Penardum was a sea-goddess married to Llyr.
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 Celtic Mythology - MSN Encarta
Celtic Mythology, the mythology of the ancient Celtic peoples of continental Europe and the British Isles in pre-Roman times.
In common with the mythologies of other races, it had its own account of the beginning and end of the world, and of the constituency and articulation of the universe of the present time.
This account, which is known to have existed in at least a simple form by the 7th century ad, and which was hugely elaborated thereafter, is strategic in the sense that its framework is presupposed by, and often explicitly underpins, the rest of early Irish literature.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781534863/Celtic_Mythology.html   (1128 words)

 Celtic Mythology
Celtic mythology is one of the oldest mythologies of Europe.
Insular Celtic mythology, the myths of the Celts in Ireland, is full of tales of gods and goddesses, heroes, royalty, divinity, sexuality, and symbolism to link all of these elements together.
Sacral kingship is the clearest symbolism in Celtic mythology.
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 Celtic Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Norse mythology, a berserker was a warrior whose frenzy in battle transformed him into a wolf or bear howling and foaming at the mouth, and rendered him immune to sword and flame.
In Norse mythology, Gullveig was the thrice-born and thrice-burnt virgin.
In Norse mythology, the Norn were three goddesses of fate - the goddess of the past (Urd), the goddess of the present (Verdandi), and the goddess of the future (Skuld).
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 Celtic Mythology Page #3
Celtic culture is no exception: and through the mythological lore of the bardic schools an interesting variant of this belief seems to have persisted well into the medieval period and beyond.
Buy Celtic Tattoo Designs on CD Before moving on to the next stratum of the Celtic mythological thought-world, it is worth considering a few other aspects of the native animal mythos, which lie outside the confines of the dogma of druidic transmigration.
An interesting feature of Celtic tradition is the phenomena of 'aging' of individual characters, which often sees them progress through the roles of hero, king and chthonic deity as their memory passes from history into legend, and from legend into the realm of mythology.
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 Timeless Myths: Celtic Mythology
Though Celtic myths was not written until eleventh century AD, after the Vikings was driven out of Ireland, their sources, mostly oral traditions, were quite old.
Celtic Mythology is a division of Timeless Myths.
Timeless Myths and Celtic Mythology were created by Bladesmaster.
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 Transformations of Celtic Mythology in Arthurian Legend
In 390 B.C., aggressive Celtic tribes sacked Rome, and likewise the Greek holy city of Delphi in 279 B.C. A Celtic kingdom, Galatia, was founded in Turkey.
In typical Celtic fashion, his object is to raid this supernatural realm and steal "The cauldron of the Head of Annwn," a powerful magical device and potent symbol in Celtic religion.
As one of the most central and important aspects of Celtic society, it is hardly surprising that survived in the myths and legends of the Irish and other Celtic groups.
www.uidaho.edu /student_orgs/arthurian_legend/celtic/celtic.html   (1538 words)

 Celtic Mythology, Gods, Goddesses
In Celtic mythology, Cernunnos is depicted with the antlers of a stag and is often with a purse filled with coins.
In Celtic Mythology, Cernunnos (or Herne, as he is also known) is the the Lord, the consort of the Lady, and not even remotely a symbol of evil.
In Celtic Mythology, she was is a Goddess of horses, asses, mules, oxen, springs and rivers.
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 Celtic Tattoo Mythology Page #1
Celtic women, upon reaching maturity, adopted a complex braided style for their hair, and wore dyed and embroidered dresses.
Celtic societies, once considered "barbaric" as seen through the lens of classical observers, are now looked upon as advanced cultures networked through the bond of a common linguistic heritage.
Clumping all of the Celtic peoples into one homogeneous family with a single ethnic identity, the Romantics exalted the idea of the "noble savage." The notion of the "romantic highlander" and the modern conception of the druids are based on these romanticized images of Celtic history and culture.
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 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Celtic Mythology
In Welsh Celtic mythology, Arianrhod (Silver-Wheel) was the virgin white goddess of birth, initiation, death and rebirth.
In Celtic mythology, Gwyn ap Nudd is the lord of the underworld and master of the wild hunt.
In Welsh celtic mythology, Llyr is the god of the sea.
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 Celtic Goddesses
A Gallic warrior and fertility goddess in Celtic France.
The Celtic (British) tutelary goddess of the Brigantes in Yorkshire and the goddess of the rivers Braint and Brent, which were named after her.
A Celtic goddess of fertility and wealth, whose cult was widely spread in Gaul.
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 Celtic mythology - Mythology Wiki
Celtic mythology refers to the polytheistic religious beliefs of the Celts.
Gaelic mythology is a term referring to the mythology of the gaelic speaking Celts, those being, for the most part, the Celts who inhabited Ireland and Scotland.
The mythologies of Ireland and Scotland are often referred to as two seperate entities due to some differences (mostly caused by the assimilation of the Picts with the Celts of Scotland,) but the do share large portions of their mythology.
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 Celtic Attic: Celts facts and fiction - Animal Mythology
Animals in Celtic and Welsh mythology are tied in with fertility and vitality, because they are living, moving, and growing.
Cattle were a major Celtic food source (Davidson, 52)and as such, would be proportionally important to the success and survival of the tribe.
However, the most common way of gaining knowledge from animals in Welsh and Celtic mythology was to talk with them or to interpret their actions.
www.celticattic.com /contact_us/the_celts/celtic_animal_mythology.htm   (2680 words)

 Mythology Chapter: Celtic Otherworlds
he Celtic people also believed firmly in reincarnation and the presence of various so-called "Otherworlds." In Celtic Mythology, Otherworlds were the invisible realms of super-natural beings, some pleasant and heaven-like, others terrifying and hell-like.
The Celtic culture juggled more than one view on the true nature of things and what there was to come after death.
During the holiday of Samhain (on or around October 31) the doors to the Otherworld were opened and spirits from the past were said to communicate with the humans during this festival of darkness.
www.celticgrounds.com /chapters/mytholsection/c-otherwrlds.htm   (407 words)

 RealMagick Article: Celtic Gods and Heros: Introduction to Celtic Mythology by John Patrick Parle
For a thousand years of antiquity, the Celtic myths were in the domain of an oral tradition, not yet reduced to writing, and told to the members of each generation by bards, the Celtic poets and lyric story-tellers.
Celtic mythology is largely an Irish and Welsh phenomena.
Likewise, the Celtic peoples of Scotland and the Isle of Man to a large extent identify with the Irish mythology, and the Celtic peoples of Brittany, and Cornwall and other parts of England to some extent identify with the mythology of Wales.
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 The Sacred Fire - Celtic Books
The concept of partnership is a prominent aspect of Celtic religion and myth, and it is possible to trace evidence of the divine marriage in both European iconography and Irish myth.
Britain and Wales are her main focus, but she also considers Irish and continental Celtic people and encompasses a period from the earliest artifacts to the taming of goddesses into saints and historical figures.
Forty-three Celtic myths, legends, and folktales, ranging from the ancient tales of Ireland to the Arthurian saga, chronicle tales of battles, poetry, mysterious creatures, and magic, in a richly illustrated collection.
www.sacredfire.net /books_myth.html   (1203 words)

 celtic mythology - myths of the celts - ancient world
Then in the fourth century BC the great Celtic migrations from Central Europe pushed out in earnest, and overran the illustrious ancient civilisations on the mediterranean.
And so in the last quarters of the remaining Celtic languages, and over the following centuries, some small part of their rich tradition was finally put into writing.
Visit the ancient mythology of Ireland and their celtic legends in Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race, an excellent free resource that covers not least the Ultonian and Ossianic cycles of Irish lore.
www.comparative-religion.com /ancient/celtic   (328 words)

 Celtic Mythology and Celtic Religion
On the one hand, there is the mighty, ferocious Celtic warrior, famed and feared throughout the Roman empire, fighting naked or painted blue, screaming like a Berserker, and cutting off the heads of the enemy.
From ancient Celtic and Norse mythology we enjoy such holiday traditions as holly and mistletoe (sacred to the druids), the yule log, Santa Claus in his aspects of Father Christmas or the Holly King.
In any case, we find in Celtic mythology a strong foundation in ancient goddess (mother earth) and fertility religion (common throughout the ancient world), merged with the peculiar emphasis on the Otherworld and its accessibility to mankind found in the druid religion.
www.heartoscotland.com /Categories/CelticMythology.htm   (1716 words)

The mythology of the victors are usually promoted while the conquered myths and archetypes are banished, another method by which Greco-Roman mythology was eventually given prominence in astrological circles.
However the another Celtic belief is that the Goddess withdrew to nurture the growing child within, the Son-God who would be born on or around December the 21st.
In Greco-Roman mythology the Sun is often thought of as Helios or Apollo, while Leo is associated with a number of myths and archetypes, dominated, usually, by the image of the lion.
www.aplaceinspace.net /Pages/JWCeltic.html   (4150 words)

 AKRI : Museum : Mythology
In Celtic mythology fish and in particular, salmon are associated with knowledge and sacred wells.
They were consulted by Celtic heroes in their fables for their wisdom and forethought and to eat a salmon, or Eo Feasa, was to gain immediate knowledge.
Nordic mythology tells of conflicts between the two races leading to a gradual assimilation of the Vanir inot the Aesir pantheon.
www.akri.org /museum/myth.htm   (1641 words)

 celticpagan.com :: Gods & Goddesses : GreenMan's Grove, Celtic Pagan Resources
The Celtic Goddess Brighid and the Irish Saint Brighid share many of the same attributes, leading many to believe that the Celtic Goddess Brighid and the Saint of the same name are actually one and the same.
An Dagda is considered to be the Father of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses of the Irish pantheon of Celtic mythology.
In Celtic Mythology, to uncover the tattoos was to activate the magic they contained, giving the warrior strength, courage, ferocity and good fortune in battle.
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 Lugodoc's Guide to Celtic Mythology
The oldest of these stories were composed in the pagan Celtic iron age of Ireland, possibly as early as 300 BC, and passed on in the druidic oral tradition until the coming of Christianity and the decay of the druidic priesthood in the 5th century AD.
These are the oldest of the tales, probably originating in the late iron age, and are often referred to as the proper mabinigion (plural of mabinogi, a dodgy translation of "fairy story").
The second four are unrelated folk-tales, two featuring Arthur, and probably the last shreds of a much larger body of early Celtic Arthurian myth that was the inspiration for Mallory.
www.lugodoc.demon.co.uk /MYTH/MYTH01.HTM   (962 words)

 Celtic Art History influence on Celtic Warrior Range including Celtic Cross & Celtic Knots
Celtic Art, distinct and beautiful, has inspired many unique designs and works including one of our most popular ranges, the Celtic Warrior range (inspired by the uniquely remarkable Ardagh Chalice).
With equal armed crosses enclosed or backed by a circle, the Celtic Cross is as popular today as it was important during the era of the Celts.
The significance of the delicate details and history of Celtic knots is an extension of this perception of the infinite nature and unification of everything that forms a part of the circle of life.
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 Celtic history
Sources of our knowledge about Celt (and practically any another) mythologies are the literature and the fine arts.
Nevertheless, neither in Celtic oghamic the letter, nor on the German fleeces mythological texts were not kept, and there are only data of magic-medical or biographic character.
Probably, the reason of "silence" of barbarians is covered in a rigid interdiction of written fixing sacral texts.
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 Religion - Ancient Celtic Mythology: A Vision of Gods and Goddesses
The literary evidence for the existence of deities in Celtic religion is one source that reveals the character of the individual gods and goddesses.
Thus, the archaeological evidence into the nature of Celtic gods and goddesses are merely deductions, or conclusions that breach a closure.
It is easy to assess that the mythology of the Celts is difficult to interpret, therefore, it is not easy to evaluate the nature of early Celtic gods and goddesses.
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 British Crossroads
Celtic Mythology is a large collection of links.
Mythology at Paddynet discusses the Tuatha de Danann and Aonghus.
Celtic Trails offers guided tours in Scotland relating to its very early history including ancient standing stones, hill forts, Arthur, Merlin and the Druids.
www.mythiccrossroads.com /british.htm   (1039 words)

 Celtic Myth and Legend: Chapter I. The Interest and Importance of Celtic Mythology
And a splendid one it is! The Celtic mythology has little of the heavy crudeness that repels one in Teutonic and Scandinavian story.
But the Celtic gods and heroes are the natural inhabitants of a British landscape, not seeming foreign and out-of-place in a scene where there is no vine or olive, but "shading in with "our homely oak and bracken, gorse and heath.
He will demand to know what facts we really possess about this supposed Celtic mythology alleged to have furnished their prototypes, and of what real antiquity and value are our authorities upon it.
www.sacred-texts.com /neu/celt/cml/cml05.htm   (1518 words)

 Tome Of Celtic Mythology
The Sangreal, or Holy Grail, was the holy vessel of Authorian mythology.
The Tuatha De Danann are called 'the people of the goddess Dana' in Celtic mythology and were known to most of the Celtic peoples.
It is believed, that on the ancient Celtic feast of Samhain, which is celebrated on the last day of October, the Tuatha De Danann would sometimes allow certain mortals to enter their realm.
www.meta-religion.com /World_Religions/Ancient_religions/Europe/tome_of_celtic_mythology.htm   (1632 words)

 CLAB: An Introduction to Celtic Mythology
The Celtic peoples have long been famous for storytelling, and the rich imagery of their tales has had a profound influence on European literature in general, from the courtly romances of the Middle Ages to the science fiction and fantasy of today.
Traditional Celtic society was composed of three primary occupational classes, to ensure the proper exercise of what Indo-Europeanist scholars have come to call the “three functions” necessary to the survival of a community.
The mythology of the Second Function is intended to serve as a model for the warrior class by focusing on the exploits of ideal warriors.
www.celticleague.org /celtic-myth.html   (1504 words)

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