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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
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
Aviary at the Gates of Heaven: Examining the Bird Symbolism in the Thoth Empress Card
"This card, summed up, may be called the Gate of Heaven." Book of Thoth, p. 77. Eight birds adorn the fourth card of the Thoth Deck Major Arcana, The Empress. These eight birds, their variant symbology united, point at one overarching meaning -- as...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
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
Gods of Ancient Wales and the Celtic Britons
A common temptation is to think that civilization reached Great Britain through the vehicle of Roman occupation. But Celtic civilization existed in Britain centuries before the Latins' arrival, and before the Celts, societies existed in Britain sophisticated...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Story of Brân the Blessed
Brân was a Welsh god of the underworld whose eminence is most often associated with his the "Wonderful Head." Though he could present himself as a principal of battle, Brân was also a patron on bards, minstrels, and musicians. He was huge, colossal....
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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A new poet for St David's Day: Ifor ap Glyn appointed national poet of Wales
Glyn rejects any suggestion that Welsh, a language with 600,000 speakers, is in decline but says that promoting Welsh both within and outside the country is a central part of his role.
An English Decorator's Poetic Home in the Welsh Countryside
It sits between the hills, a poem in Welsh stone, with a red brick front. You know the way some rooms just exude a certainty of what they are? One can hardly imagine the furnishings having been placed there; they just seem to belong.
Welsh-language literature tells a local, but universal story
But there's a buzz in the world of Welsh language writing, old traditions infused with a new energy.
19 things you didn't know about St David and his day
On 1 March Wales and the wider world will pay homage to St David, the celebrated patron saint. But how much do we actually know about him? Here, writing for History Extra, a spokesperson for Cadw, the Welsh government's historic environment service, ...
03.12 - River Read series at RBPL Storyteller Rosemary Wright and poet/editor/publisher Ellen Foos are the featured guests, as Gregg G.

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