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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
Celtic Gods and Heroes: The Gods of Ancient Ireland
Celtic peoples established themselves in Ireland about 2,500 years ago. But humans had inhabited the island long before that, as evidenced by the monument site at Newgrange dating to 3000 B.C., as well as the prehistoric megaliths at Carrowmore in Sligo, and...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Our Pagan Village: The Importance and Persuit of Honor
Candlelight flickers over the Beltaine revels. Food is laid out in the circle for the feast. Only one rule – no one can feed themselves. Each is dependent on friends and loved ones for sustenance, joy and delight. After an hour of laughter and revels and way...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
The Twilight of the Celtic Gods
The Milesians, according to myth, were the first Celts to settle in Ireland. This group was named after the eight sons of Mil (some texts say King Milesius); these Gaelic peoples, the myths report, came to Ireland from Spain. Ironically, the first phase of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World review – disbelief has been
He makes a connection between the disparate, scattered world of the Greek city states and Greek polytheism, which was more a set of local cults than a centralised religious system.
On Being a “Bad” Polytheist
Though we sometimes think of them both as aspects of “The Horned God” the two deities are very different. I have been a practicing Witch for a little over twenty years now, and during that time period I've always thought of myself as a polytheist.
Our Dysfunctional Relationship With Authority
I'd like to speak to my fellow devotional polytheists – those of us who have a religious regard for many real Gods. This isn't private communication – if you're a soft polytheist, an archetypicalist, or a non-theist, you're welcome to keep reading.
History shows atheism is as natural to humans as religion
Humans are not inherently wired for religious belief, a new study claims.
Differences Demand Clarity
Often, the discussion is about words like “gods,” “deities,” “pagan,” “polytheist,” … Often the motivation behind the turn to the dictionary is not a desire for greater understanding, but a desire for control.

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