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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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Fightback against Mahishasura 'smear' campaign
According to mythology, Mahishasura was an asura (demon) with a mahisha's (buffalo) body who defeated the gods, prompting them to create the goddess Chamundeshwari (Durga) to slay him.
The Hindu consensus
They brought to the fore the religious practices of the Dalits and the Adivasis, showing that our subaltern compatriots sometimes worshipped the ashuras of our traditional Puranic tales as gods.
Devdutt Pattanaik: A forlorn Yamuna
In the Puranas, she is the dark river, Kalindi, the opposite of the foamy white Ganga, both daughters of Himavan, the mountain-god.
Kali Yuga in the Eye of Wisdom
Bhakti says that even though the gods are attending to her, she is not happy. This story is from the Padma Purana, talking about the glory of Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhakti says she was born in Dravida Desha—Tamil Nadu.
The Shiv Connection
When we read the Puranas or the Upanishads, we find descriptions of great scientific advancements; stories of people with paranormal abilities and direct interactions with Gods. When we consider monuments left behind by the ancients, we see amazing ...

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