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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
Rituals, invocations and sacred space
"There is a single main definition of the object of all magickal Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of the Mysticism,...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Magick >> Rituals
Everyday is Sacred
Throughout history, people of nature religions found something sacred everywhere they looked. There was no clear-cut boundary between what was religious and what was not, what was magical and what was not. Examples of this can be found all over Europe, where...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Sacred Space: Circles and Altars
The magic circle or sphere is a well-defined, non-physical temple. There are two main types -- those used by ceremonial magicians are designed to protect the magician from the forces he or she raises. Our circles are used to create sacred space to commune...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
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
I am Pagan
I am Pagan. I am a part of the whole of Nature. The Rocks, the Animals, the Plants, the Elements, and Stars are my relatives. Other humans are my sisters and brothers, whatever their races, colors, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities, religions,...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca

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On the Present-day Veneration of Sacred Trees in the Holy Land
Key words: Holy land, sacred tree, tree veneration. INTRODUCTION. Trees have always been regarded as the first temples of the gods, and sacred groves as ...
On the typology and the worship status of sacred trees with a special ...
This article contains the reasons for the establishment of sacred trees in Israel based on a field study. It includes 97 interviews with Muslim and Druze informants.
Sacred trees of Norway and Sweden: A Friluftsliv quest
What began as a curiosity about the traditions and folklore related to trees planted ... The tradition of sacred trees in Scandinavia goes back to the pre- Christian ...
Why Are Rags Tied to the Sacred Trees of the Holy Land? - JStor
Key Words: Sacred trees; tree worship; contact magic; healing trees; rags; Israel. The custom of tying rags (as well as other objects such as threads, beads, hairs, ...
Sacred Trees, Date Palms, and the Royal Persona of ... - jstor
THE tree scene shown in carvings from the Northwest Palace of the Assyrian .... SACRED TREES, DATE PALMS, AND ASHURNASIRPAL II 131. FIG.

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New Video Evidence of a Mysterious Behavior Among Wild Chimpanzees
Even more intriguing than this, we may have found the first evidence of chimpanzees' creating a kind of shrine or “sacredtrees. Indigenous West African people have stone collections at sacred trees and such man-made stone collections, commonly ...
Scientists baffled by footage of primates 'building shrines at sacred tree'
Yet Kehoe stuck to her guns: 'Maybe we found the first evidence of chimpanzees creating a kind of shrine that could indicate sacred trees,' she said.
Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour may be evidence of 'sacred' rituals
Even more intriguing than this, maybe we found the first evidence of chimpanzees creating a kind of shrine that could indicate sacred trees. Indigenous West African people have stone collections at “sacredtrees and such man-made stone collections are ...
Rituals of the Animal Kingdom: Chimp “Sacred Trees” and Elephant “Funerals”
After inspecting several such incidents, scientists realized that this was uncannily similar to the stone piles next to “sacred tree” done by ancient indigenous peoples like the Native Americans.
Sacred tree hits Gaya hosp ward construction work
Now the power company says it will relocate the HT cable and transformer but will not touch the Peepal tree, as the locals revere it. India Power AGM Rakesh Ranjan said the company's job is limited to relocation of transformer and cable.

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Category:Sacred trees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Trees in mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Celtic sacred trees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many types of trees found in the Celtic nations are considered to be sacred, whether as symbols, or due to medicinal properties, or because they are seen as the ...
Pictures: 11 Sacred and Iconic Trees - National Geographic
Trees have been worshipped for millennia. Take a tour of the world's most sacred and iconic trees—from Abraham's oak in the West Bank to California's Lone ...
Celtic Sacred Trees and Woods - The Celtic Connection
Information about ancient Celtic knowledge and spirituality. Sacred Trees and Woods.

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