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Story of the Celts: The Ancient Celts
The Ancient Celts [ 8 ] What is surprising to most modern readers is just how widespread across Europe the Celts once were. The Celts have been called the "Fathers of Europe," that is north of the Greco-Roman Mediterranean. Long before the Germanic...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
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
Celtic Gods and Heros: Introduction to Celtic Mythology
Youngsters of school age almost effortlessly learn about the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Names like Zeus, Hercules, Diana, Ulysses, Mercury, Venus, and others become widely familiar. Paintings, popular movies, and books trace their stories...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
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
Story of the Celts: The Celts Today
The Celts Today [ 40 ] The Celts, and Celtic peoples, are alive and well today. Celtic culture is well documented and preserved, and there are millions of people on different continents who make it a point to identify with that culture. In Ireland Irish...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Story of the Celts: The Celts of Ireland
The Celts of Ireland [ 33 ] The Celts arrived in Ireland by 350 B.C (some say earlier) and they thrive there to this day. A claim might be made that the Celtic Irish are among the world's oldest nationality groups. Despite periods when foreigners tried in...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish

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The COIFI druid COURSE THE CELTIC CROSS (2)
Festival Guide - Beltania
Beltane is an ancient Celtic fire festival celebrating the bright half of the year. Beltania is a modern celebration of ancient May Day traditions.
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The Origins Of Halloween
It was the most important of the Celtic fire festivals, or holy days, because it marked the Celtic New Year. The harvest had ended and winter was on the way.
Lammas-06 Waverly Fitzgerald writes, “Lammas is a festival of
with others around a fire. Lughnasad is one of the great Celtic fire-festivals, so if at all possible, have your feast around a bonfire.

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A Blessed Lughnasadh
Lughnasadh originated as one of the four main Celtic fire festivals and was dedicated to the Celtic god Lugh/Lugus the many-skilled (or, in the case of Ireland, Lugh's foster-mother Tailtiu).

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The Sacred Fire - Celtic Festivals
Jul 28, 1999 Celtic Festivals. The Celtic year was divided into two halves, the dark and the light.
Astrology on the Web: Celtic Fire Festivals
Jul 1, 2011 Welcome to Astrology on the Web.
Celtic Holidays and Festivals
Celtic Fire Festivals in The Summerlands
These festivals are associated with the seasons and are tied to the phases of the Moon. I will briefly discuss these Lunar or "Fire" Festivals.
Beltane | Mysterious Britain & Ireland
Beltane (or Beltaine) is a festival that marks the return of summer with the lighting of fires; where Carline would be set upon by some of the others who would attempt to throw them on the fire. Celtic gods and Goddesses - R J Stewart.

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