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The Celtic Goddess Epona that Rode Swiftly Across the Ancient Roman Empire. The Legendary Origins of Merlin the Magician. Most people today have heard of Merlin the Magician, as his name has been popularized over the centuries and his story has been dramatized in numerous novels, films, and television programs.

The Legendary Origins of Merlin the Magician

The powerful wizard is depicted with many magical powers, including the power of shapeshifting and is well-known in mythology as a tutor and mentor to the legendary King Arthur, ultimately guiding him towards becoming the king of Camelot. While these general tales are well-known, Merlin’s initial appearances were only somewhat linked to Arthur. It took many decades of adaptations before Merlin became the wizard of Arthurian legend he is known as today.

Merlin the wizard. Credit: Andy / flickr It is common belief that Merlin was created as a figure for Arthurian legend. Aquae Sulis: The Epitome of Roman Syncretization with the Celts. The Lost Land of Lyonesse – Legendary City on the Bottom of the Sea. In Arthurian legend, Lyonesse is the home country of Tristan, from the legendary story of Tristan and Iseult.

The Lost Land of Lyonesse – Legendary City on the Bottom of the Sea

The mythical land of Lyonesse is now referred to as the “Lost Land of Lyonesse,” as it is ultimately said to have sunk into the sea. However, the legendary tale of Tristan and Iseult shows that Lyonesse is known for more than sinking into the ocean, and that it had a legendary presence while it remained above ground. While Lyonesse is mostly referred to in stories of legend and myth, there is some belief that it represents a very real city that sunk into the sea many years ago.

With such a legendary location, it can be difficult to ascertain where the legend ends and reality begins. The story of Lyonesse most logically begins with Tristan and Iseult. Tristan and Iseult. The Irish Story and Legend of Cu Chulainn. Cu Chulainn is one of the most famous Irish mythological heroes.

The Irish Story and Legend of Cu Chulainn

He appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, and Scottish and Manx folklore. He was said to be the son of Deichtine and the god Lugh, and the nephew of Conchobar mac Nessa, the King of Ulster. His given name at birth was Setanta but he gained the name Cu Chulainn, meaning ‘Culann’s Hound’ after he killed a ferocious guard dog belonging to a smith named Culann. Cu Chulainn offered to take the place of the guard dog until a replacement could be reared. The nature and danger of the legendary Kobold. In ancient folklore, the kobold is a small, pointy-eared, goblin-like creature with a short-temper and a mischievous spirit.

The nature and danger of the legendary Kobold

While generally described as well-intentioned, angering a kobold is said to be a dangerous mistake. They are described as spirits that dwell among the living, and can sometimes take the form of humans, elements, or animals, depending upon where they choose to make their home. What is most intriguing about the kobolds is not only their persistence into modern folklore but the way in which they seem to transcend various provinces and faiths. Known in England as brownies, in France as gobelins, in Belgium as kabouters and so on, kobolds are still carefully considered and respected in Germanic culture.

However, the kobold does not first come from Germany but rather Greece. Are tales of mythical mermaids inspired by a real-life medical condition? Boudicca, the Celtic Queen that unleashed fury on the Romans. We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men!

Boudicca, the Celtic Queen that unleashed fury on the Romans

But I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth now. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruised body, and my outraged daughters.... Tel.archives-ouvertes. Discussion:Sidh. Une page de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.


Il suffit de regarder le dictionnaire pour voir que "sí” est la forme moderne. "sidh" est une forme obsolète. Filip Phloppe 29 novembre 2005 à 14:27 (CET) Que veut dire obsolète quand on parle de l'Antiquité ? « Sidh » est le terme utilisé dans les ouvrages consacrés à la mythologie celtique, particulièrement par les philologues qui ont étudiées les sources littéraires du Moyen Age (cf. bibliographie). Je rejoins Ollamh. §Rigueur et folklore[modifier | modifier le code] 1. 2. Celtic Otherworld. Pwyll. Pwyll Pen Annwn is a prominent figure in Welsh mythology and literature, the lord of Dyfed, husband of Rhiannon and father of the hero Pryderi.


He is the eponymous hero of Pwyll Pendefig Dyfed, the first branch of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi, and also appears briefly as a member of Arthur's court in the medieval tale Culhwch ac Olwen. Origin of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed[edit] Tale is one of a group found in The Mabinogion Mabinogion. The Mabinogion is one of the earliest known efforts to form a contemporary collection of Welsh tales. Such tales, which date back to circa 1325 C.E., were originally passed from person to person and generation to generation orally.

Celtic deities. The gods and goddesses of the pre-Christian Celtic peoples are known from a variety of sources, including written Celtic mythology, ancient places of worship, statues, engravings, cult objects and place or personal names.

Celtic deities

In characteristic Roman fashion, Caesar does not refer to these figures by their native names but by the names of the Roman gods with which he equated them, a procedure that greatly complicates the task of identifying his Gaulish deities with their counterparts in the insular literatures. He also presents a neat schematic equation of god and function that is quite foreign to the vernacular literary testimony. Yet, given its limitations, his brief catalog is a valuable witness. General characteristics[edit] Supra-regional cults[edit] Sidh. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.


Sidh (également orthographié sid) est une graphie originale du mot irlandais sí, qui désigne l’Autre Monde dans la mythologie celtique. Concept[modifier | modifier le code] La littérature médiévale et pré-médiévale mentionne trois localisations distinctes associées au Sidh : à l'ouest, au-delà de l'horizon de la mer, dans des îles magnifiques ; sous la mer, dans les lacs et les rivières où se situent de somptueux palais de cristal aux entrées mystérieuses ; sous les collines et les tertres qui sont devenus les résidences des Tuatha Dé Danann[1]. L’eau en est le moyen d’accès privilégié. Sidh - Encyclopaedia Pagana. Découverte exceptionnelle d'une tombe princière dans l'Aube.

Une tombe princière celtique du Ve siècle avant notre ère a été découverte dans une zone artisanale et commerciale à Lavau, près de la ville de Troyes (Aube).

Découverte exceptionnelle d'une tombe princière dans l'Aube

C’est une trouvaille «exceptionnelle» a expliqué l'Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (Inrap) à l’AFP. Mythologie celtique. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La mythologie celtique est constitutive de la religion des Celtes de la Protohistoire/Antiquité. Nos connaissances sont lacunaires puisque les sources dont nous disposons sont gauloises, plus précisément gallo-romaines, galloises et irlandaises, alors que la civilisation celtique a concerné une grande partie de l’Europe. Elle est protéiforme puisque le nombre des dieux véritablement panceltiques est restreint et que les évènements mythiques diffèrent. Il y a cependant des correspondances entre les divinités des différentes zones géographiques, des équivalences dans les mythes et l’omniprésence des druides, tant en Gaule que dans les îles Britanniques. Des éléments importants de la mythologie celtique ont été repris dans le corpus littéraire appelé Matière de Bretagne, notamment dans le cycle arthurien.

Celtes. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Cet article ou une de ses sections doit être recyclé (juin 2012). Une réorganisation et une clarification du contenu paraissent nécessaires. Religion des Celtes. Portail:Monde celtique.