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Gwydion and the Battle of the Trees
One of the common themes in Welsh mythology involves raids into the Underworld. This nether land realm is called by different sources Annwn, Achren, Caer Sidi, or by modern English references: Hades or the Otherworld. The images of the Welsh Underworld were...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
King Arthur and the Cymry Heroes
The Celtic Britons called themselves the Cymry, which meant "fellow countrymen" in their Celtic tongue. Once Roman rule ended in Britain in about 410 A.D., a power vacuum developed, leading to the onslaught of Germanic invasions by Angles and Saxons,...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Mythic Heroes of Celtic Ireland
The Celtic mythology of Ireland is best summarized as consisting of four broad cycles. This month's article deals with mythic Celtic mortals, figures who populate the stories in the second and third cycles below. Four Cycles of Irish Mythology Foundation...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
King James Bible: Deuteronomy, Chapter 20
Chapter 20 20:1 When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 20:2 And it shall be,...
Old Testament >> Deuteronomy
The Celtic Vedic Connection, Part I
Of all the great ancient cultures perhaps no two share more parallels than those of the Celtic and Vedic peoples. A deep rooted affinity runs between them, what is present in one is mirrored in the other. Myths, Gods, Goddesses, even fairy tales bear a...
Religions >> Druidism
Religions >> Vedic

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9 Crazy Old Superstitions That People Actually Believed
We know about it because of an anecdote from the naval Battle of Drepana in 249 BC, between the Romans and their enemies the Carthaginians. It involves a recalcitrant chicken, an unhappy general, and a very bad joke. Roman battleships kept sacred ...
Mystical Chickens
Publius Claudius Pulcher, a Roman general, once threw his sacred chickens into the ocean because they refused to eat — a bad omen. He went on to lose spectacularly against the Carthaginians in the Battle of Drepana, so let that be a lesson to you.
The Romans, Just Wars and Exceptionalism
For example, when the Romans lost the naval battle of Drepana in 249 BC it was clear why they had lost, at least in retrospect.
Expelled, ghettoized and killed by Israel: The story of my cousin in Gaza
The Israeli concern with the public relations battle is terribly misplaced. What of the waste, what of the horror, what of the despair of the young parent shrouding the body of a dead child torn apart?

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