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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
The falcon, soaring with outstretched wings was already in Predynastic times seen as the sky-god, his eyes were called the sun and the moon. The sky, the sun and the falcon were at this time equaled with the king and out of this came the symbol of the winged...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
Celtic Gods and Heros: Celtic Gods of Mainland Europe
Speakers of Celtic languages once dominated a swath of Europe stretching from Spain to areas of modern-day Turkey. At various times in their heyday from 500 to 100 B.C., these Celtic peoples controlled what is now France, southern Germany, northern Italy,...
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
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

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Early Anzac service to be commemorated at Petone railway station
Ceremony in Turkey marks 100 years since Gallipoli August offensive
A ceremony attended by the Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove has been held in Turkey to mark the 100th anniversary of the August offensive of the World War One battle in Gallipoli. Thousands of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand ...
100 Years Ago Today: August offensive starts at Gallipoli
It was a concerted attempt to break more than three months of deadlock in the campaign against Germany's ally, Turkey. Allied forces were still confined to the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula where they'd landed on April 25th 1915.
Denying the legacy of our Gallipoli heroes
As every Australian knows, on April 25, 1915, Anzac troops landed at Gallipoli, part of a daring strategy to capture Constantinople and knock the Ottoman Empire out of the Great War. But by early August, the campaign was mired in bloody stalemate.
Sparks fly over cancelled Anzac service
New Zealand holds its principal Anzac Day commemoration at the Chunuk Bair memorial and cemetery, site of the Kiwis' costly but fleeting triumph at the height of the August 1915 offensive.

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