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Ten Mythological Creatures In Ancient Folklore | Culture of Awareness. THE REVISED IRISH ORIGINS OF CIVILISATION : LEYLINES DRUIDS AND STONE CIRCLES | PLANET EARTH VORTEX. The Witch Garter is worn in various rituals for it’s magical properties and they are also used as badges of rank amongst Witch Covens.

The use of garters can be traced back to Paleolithic times – so no wonder, then, that the highest honour bestowed by the British monarchy on a person is an invitation to join the ORDER OF THE (WITCH) GARTER which has an annual parade outside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England every year. The exterior roof of the chapel is festooned with sculptures of ‘Yales’ which are unicorn-type mythological demonic creatures whose bodies are covered in circular markings.

Inside the chapel, hundreds of heraldic flags hang from the ceiling – many of which have stylized versions of the Demons described in the GOETIA Book of Howling… It is under these banners that a secret honour has been conferred on many members of the royal family and several Prime Ministers – including WINSTON CHURCHILL… All supernatural religions are man made, to infect us whilst alive. In Search of Ancient Ireland . Technology. By Carmel McCaffrey and Leo Eaton ometime in the fifth millennium B.C., new technology arrived in Ireland, carried by immigrants from Europe or native Irish who had learned new skills overseas. This marked the beginning of Irish agriculture, the ability to grow cereal crops and raise livestock. Grain and farm animals arrived by boat since neither was native to Ireland. The Irish quickly improved on their scientific knowledge: By 3500 B.C., Neolithic farmers were raising great stone tombs for their dead, and the greatest of these were passage tombs, passages of dressed stone leading to a corbel-roofed central burial chamber covered by a mound of earth or stone as much as 40 feet high.

Many passage tombs were built on hilltops, towering over the surrounding countryside. Metal came first to Ireland around 2400 B.C. as the Bronze Age spread north from the Middle East. Not only were metal products hard to make, they were not practical; stone axes still worked better for everyday use. IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA. Irish Writers OnlineIrish PlayographyStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M. OckerbloomIreland Literature GuidePoetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannEarly Irish Lyric Poetry - Kuno MeyerSonnets from Ireland - E.

BlomquistColum's Anthology of Irish Verse - Bartleby.comBREAC - Digital Journal of Irish Studies Medieval Celtic ManuscriptsThe Book of KellsCarmina GadelicaCELT Irish Electronic Texts Irish Writers OnlineIreland Literature ExchangeBibliography of 19th-c. Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift ArchiveJonathan Swift Biography - IncompetechGulliver's Travels - U. Bram StokerDraculaBram Stoker Biography - Classic Literature LibraryBram Stoker's Dracula - Carstens smith Oscar WildeThe Official Home Page of Oscar WildeWilde Biography - BBCOscar Wilde OnlineCELT: Oscar WildePoetry of Oscar Wilde - Bartleby.com George Bernard ShawShaw Biography - C. William Butler YeatsYeats Biography - Poetry FoundationCollected Poems - W. Donn ByrneByrne Biography - J.

Fine Art The Faery Harper Oisín. Ireland. Sacred Texts: Legends and Sagas. Sacred-texts home Neo-Paganism Classical Mythology Lord of the RingsBuy CD-ROM Buy Books: Legends and Sagas General Northern European Arabia Baltic Basque Celtic Eastern European England Finland France Germany Greece Iceland Italy Persia Portugal Roma (Gypsy) Scandinavia Spain This section of sacred-texts archives the rich literature of Sagas and Legends. These are mostly (but not all) from Northern Europe, and primarily based on legendary events and people from the Middle Ages.

Many of these narratives are based on archetypal stories that date even further back in time. General The Myth of the Birth of the Hero by Otto Rank [1914]A groundbreaking application of psychoanalysis to comparative mythology. The Lang Fairy Books by Andrew Lang [1889-1910]Full text of the classic folk-lore series, written for children of all ages The Works of Lord Dunsany by Edward Plunkett, Lord Dunsany [1905-22]Lord Dunsany paved the way for Tolkien with his delightful internally consistent fantasy worlds. Baltic. Fables & Tales - Paper Portitude. IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA. The Irish Tuatha Dé Dannan Connection to the Tribe of Dan.

"It is certainly no coincidence that the Irish Gaelic word Dun or Dunn means "Judge," just as Dan does in Hebrew! " - Raymond McNair The ancient connections between the Irish Tuatha Dé Dannan and the Greek Tribe of Dan have been documented all throughout history. The "History of Ireland," in the Peabody Institute, states that the residents, prior to the Tuatha De Dananns, were descendants of 5,000 people from Greece called Foibalges. The next to appear, about 717 B.C., under a king called Nuad, were the "Tuatha De Danann," said in Irish to be "the tribe of Dan.

This makes sense since the old people of Ireland were once named after their tribe as the Dan-onians, and the most famous Irish ballad is forever immortalized after this tribe in the song "Danny Boy. " The true Irish saga of the tribe of Dan, "a serpent by the way," is a fascinating "trail" of waymarks along the path of this tribe's journey. The 4th century B.C. Landed in the west part of Connaught. The Tuatha de Danaan Conclusion. Stories for children, folktales, fairy tales and fables. Scottish Myths and Legends. Leabhair / Books from Cló Mhaigh Eo, Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland.

Irish mythology. Bunworth Banshee The mythology of pre-Christian Ireland did not entirely survive the conversion to Christianity. However, much of it was preserved in medieval Irish literature, though it was shorn of its religious meanings. This literature represents the most extensive and best preserved of all the branches of Celtic mythology. Although many of the manuscripts have not survived and much more material was probably never committed to writing, there is enough remaining to enable the identification of distinct, if overlapping, cycles: the Mythological Cycle, the Ulster Cycle, the Fenian Cycle and the Historical Cycle. There are also a number of extant mythological texts that do not fit into any of the cycles. Additionally, there are a large number of recorded folk tales that, while not strictly mythological, feature personages from one or more of these four cycles.

The sources[edit] Mythological cycle[edit] Lugh's Magic Spear; illustration by H. Other important Tuatha Dé Danann figures[edit] Celtic Otherworld. In Celtic mythology, the Otherworld is the realm of the living and the home of the deities and other powerful spirits. Tales and folklore refer to the Otherworld as "The Fortunate Isles" in the western sea, or at other times underground (such as in the Sídhe) or right alongside the world of the living, but invisible to most humans. The intrusion of the Otherworld into this one is signaled by the appearance of divine beings or unusual animals, or other phenomena such as sudden changes in the weather.[1] Sometimes an otherworldly woman will present an apple or an apple branch, or a ball of thread to follow as it unwinds.[1][2] Beliefs of the ancient Gauls[edit] In Lucan's account of the druidical doctrine of metempsychosis, the Otherworld is referred to as Orbis alius.[3] Graeco-Roman geographers[who?]

Tell about the Celtic belief in islands consecrated to gods and heroes. Byzantine scholar Procopius of Caesarea described the Otherworld beliefs of the ancient Gauls. Irish mythology[edit] Inuit Myth and Legend. Inuit mythology is a repository of Inuit culture, passed down by elders through generations to enrich and enlighten. My Mother's Story By Solomon Karpik, 1987 (courtesy DINA/PAN 83PR87 29). Inuit mythology is a repository of Inuit culture, passed down by elders through generations to enrich and enlighten.

Traditionally used in all aspects of daily life, Inuit mythology has undergone a resurgence in popularity as community groups aim to preserve traditional teachings as a method of cultural and political solidarity. Mythology and Legend The definition of a myth is as fluid as myths themselves. Myths are usually seen as narratives used to explain characters, experiences or phenomena of religious or spiritual importance that are illustrative of a certain community’s belief system. The Inuit People Inuit who make their homes across the vastness of Canada's Arctic belong to a much larger family that extends from the Bering Sea through Alaska and northern Canada to Greenland.

Inuit Mythology. 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. 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] Among the divinities transcending tribal boundaries were the Matres, Cernunnos, the sky-god and Epona, the horse-goddess, who was invoked by devotees living as far apart as Britain, Rome and Bulgaria. Local cults[edit] Divine couples[edit] 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!

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.... Consider how many of you are fighting — and why! Then you will win this battle, or perish. That is what I, a woman, plan to do! — let the men live in slavery if they will. These are the words of Queen Boudicca, according to ancient historian Tacitus, as she summoned her people to unleash war upon the invading Romans in Britain. Early years Little is known about Boudicca's upbringing because the only information about her comes from Roman sources, in particular from Tacitus (56 – 117 AD), a senator and historian of the Roman Empire, and Cassius Dio (155 – 235 AD), a Roman consul and noted historian.

Celtic woman were trained to use swords and other weapons. However, it was not a time of harmony for Boudicca and Prasutagus. References Boudicca – BBC. The Irish Story and Legend of Cu Chulainn. Cu Chulainn is one of the most famous Irish mythological heroes. 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 stories of Cu Chulainn’s childhood, which date back to the 9th century, are many. In the next part of the story, Culann the smith invites Conchobar to his home for a feast. Cú Chulainn kills the hound. When Cu Chulainn is seven years old, he overhears a druid named Cathbad teaching pupils at Emain Macha. As Cu Chulainn gets older, he decides he would like to take Emer, daughter of Forgall Monach as a wife. Scáthach teaches Cu Chulainn all the arts of war. Sources: The Celtic Goddess Epona that Rode Swiftly Across the Ancient Roman Empire. The protector of horses, mules, and cavalry, Epona was one of the only non-Roman goddesses to have been wholly adopted by the Roman Empire.

Often depicted astride a horse, Epona resonated in the forces of the Roman cavalry as an inspiration and guide through even the darkest of battles, and she remained one of their most worshipped goddesses between the first and third centuries CE. Interestingly, Epona was also seen as a goddess of fertility, accompanied in many of her depictions by grain or a cornucopia. Coupled with the worship of her equine prowess in the military, it is evident she was seen both in Gaulish and Roman cultures as a deity of prosperity within the equestrian home and on the battlefield. Originally from Gaul, Epona was worshipped in Britain throughout the Iron Age, coming to the continent during the time of the Romans.

Epona made her way to Rome through the aid of the Roman military. Small sculpture of the Roman/Celtic goddess Epona, third century A.D. Public Domain. Tierracast added: Michael Tsarion - The Irish Origins of Civilization. The Druid and Phoenician Coarbs of Ireland. "These Corybantes are the Irish Curbs or Coarbs. It is not surprising that they came from Phoenicia. " - Sir Godfrey Higgins The ancient Druids in Ireland and Culdee priests of Iona had called their priests by the name of the Coarbs. They were from the same stock of priests who both wore a white dress, and followed the God Io (Jehovah or Yahweh). Their teachings, customs, religion and property descended from father to son. They often lived in communities together under the rule of a Superior, and as they became older and wiser they would stay in detached cells.

The Druidic priesthood of Iona were the first people who introduced Christianity into Ireland and the West. The Corybantes were the followers of the divine Virgin (parthenos) known in the ancient mysteries in the East by such names Core or Kore. In the West in Ireland, this mythology in continued by the followers of the Virgin and the serpent son Christos being directly connected to the priesthood of the Druid Coarbs. 2. 3.

The Scottish Rite of the Irish Children of the Nephilim. It was in the lands of Western Europe where the mighty Nephilim would continue their sagas of kings, conquest, religion and legends. The true origins of the Scottish Rite of the Irish Children of the Nephilim would begin early in the fourth and fifth centuries. These epic stories of the Sons of God in Western Europe would carry on into the modern world; such as in Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, America and many other countries where we can all witness their influence to this very day. This is their true apocalyptic story like it has never been told before. The legend of this race we are told in scriptures, that these, with all the others, in the thousand one hundred and seventieth year of the world, took to themselves wives, and they continued in their madness with them unto the flood.

And there were born unto them three sorts, the first were great giants, and to the giants were born Nephilim, and to the Nephilim were born Elioud. Erin Go Bragh……. Part I. Irish Druids: Irish Bards. Sacred Texts Wicca & Neo-Paganism Index Previous Next The BARDS proper occupied a high position in Ireland. The Ollamhs had colleges at Clogher, Armagh, Lismore, and Tamar. On this, Walker's Historical Memoirs, 1786, observes that "all the eminent schools, delectably situated, which were established by the Christian clergy in the fifth century, were erected on the ruins of those colleges.

" They studied for twelve years to gain the barred cap and title of Ollamh or teacher. They were Ollamhain Re-dan, or Filidhe, poets. They acted as heralds, knowing the genealogy p. 38 of their chiefs. There is a story of the Ard Ollamh, or Archdruid, sending to Italy after a book Of skins, containing various chosen compositions, as the Cuilmeun, &c. The Statutes of Kilkenny (Edward III.) made it penal to entertain any Irish Bard; but Munster Bards continued to hold their annual Sessions to the early part of last century. Bards sang in the Hall of Shells: shells being then the cups. P. 39 p. 40 p. 41 p. 42. Celtic mythology.

Tuatha Dé Danann. Celtic Folklore. European Stories and Fairy Tales - Fairytales of the World.