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Celtic Mythology

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Enduring Myths Celtic Mythology

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Celtic Mythology

  1. 1. MaryRose Spinella and Kerri Jergenson
  2. 2.  Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKL0VZSsgOM8  Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTySK0dfW4M  Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGcK_NhIsI
  3. 3.  Get some background information on the Celts and there Gods  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYXLnrHOWzo
  4. 4.  Taranis-The Thunder  The sky god  Similar to roman god Jupiter Also a god of war but is a fair god Wheel of Taranis-Represents the suns rays as well as it’s movement, represents the sun and its deities including Taranis.
  5. 5.  Articles on Taranis: Learn more about the god!  http://balkancelts.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/taranis-the-thunder-god/  http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Taranis.html  http://www.muinmound.org/nlarchive/taranis.html
  6. 6.  She was said to be the daughter of Manannan, some said she was the morrigan herself. There was a stone, Cathair Aine, belonging to her and if anyone sat on the stone, they would be in danger of losing their wits, sit three times and they would lose them forever. Aine was very revengeful, and it was not safe thing to offend her. She was the goddess of light, love, and fertility.
  7. 7.  http://feminismandreligion.com/2013/07/31/aine-summer-
  8. 8.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K54ZU5FiORE
  9. 9.  Irish. The god of the underworld, life and death. He is regarded as the ancestor of the Irish. His consort is the Goddess Danu. Bile is the father of Mil. Legend has it that he arrived on May 1 with his son and grandsons at the river Kenmare and drove the Tuatha de Danann to the underworld. Upon their arrival they met three goddesses who embodied Ireland. They made the invaders promise that they name the island after one of the goddesses, and they chose Eriu. Thus, Eire, Eyre, and Eiriu are the Irish names for Ireland. He is also known as Bel, Belenus, and the Welsh god Beli.
  10. 10.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iby05Mdhv-g
  11. 11.  Belenus-Also god of light, associated with healing Belanus was called upon during battle to insure victory. A battle was a warriors “Shinning” moment, so Belenus was revered  Lugh- also god of skills and talents, helpful in battle  Attributes: carpenter, mason, poet, Druid, physician, and goldsmith  Father of the hero Cuchulain
  12. 12.  Lugh:  http://www.mythography.com/myth/welcome-to-mythography/celtic-ireland-go  http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/godsandgoddesses/p/Lugh.htm
  13. 13.  http://www.spiritualliving360.com/index.php/the-celtic-go  http://celticgodsmyth.blogspot.com/2012/12/belenus.html
  14. 14.  Horned god The Horned One" is a Celtic god of fertility, life, animals, wealth, and the underworld. He was worshipped all over Gaul, and his cult spread into Britain as well. Cernunnos is depicted with the antlers of a stag, sometimes carries a purse filled with coin. The Horned God is born at the winter solstice, marries the goddess at Beltane, and dies at the summer solstice. He alternates with the goddess of the moon in ruling over life and death, continuing the cycle of death, rebirth and reincarnation. (http://www.pantheon.org/articles/c/cernunnos.html )
  15. 15.  http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/godsandgoddesses/p/C http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/103578/Cern  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ap3LEcfVig
  16. 16.  Horse and fertility goddess  Called to honor equinox ceremonies; As an Earth goddess, she is hailed for her grounding nature, particularly needed during times of crisis or flux in life. Serves as the guardian of new life. Welcomes safe arrival of new babies as well as new crops.
  17. 17.  http://www.thaliatook.com/OGOD/epona.html  http://www.ancient.eu.com/article/153/
  18. 18.  Cuchulain:  Son of the god Lugh. Was a fearless warrior who when in battle his eyes glow red and he roars which terrifies his opponent. His spear in invincible.  Hero of the Ulster Cycle: Ulster is at war with Queen Maeve of Connaught after she steels there finest creature, the Brown bull of Cooley. Killed many of the enemy but sadly died in battle.
  19. 19.  Finn  The Fenian Cycle: Warrior, hunter, and prophet  Followers: Called Fian  Original name: Demhne. Name was changed to Finn after he accidently gained knowledge after he burned his thumb wall cooking the Salmon of Knowledge for his teacher (a poet and druid named Finn). He burned his thumb when touching the cooked fish, by butting his thumb in his mouth he gained knowledge.  The stories of Finn and his followers are a source of wisdom  Read More: http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/ossian.html#OldMen
  20. 20.  Philosophers, teachers, counselors, and magicians  Priestly class-did not have to fight in wars or pay taxes  Though, there are many benefits of becoming a druid, it is still not an easy life. It may take over 20 years to learn the philosophy, divination, poetry, healing, religious rites and magic. And all this without committing anything to writing. The druids were fully aware of writing down their knowledge, but chose not to do so, because they preferred to rely on memories. For the druids, their pupils were required to exercise their mind.
  21. 21.  The Arthurian Legends happened at the same time as Celtic Mythology  King Arthur: The king of Camelot, son of Uther Pendragon. Married to Guinevere. “The once and future king.” Guinevere cheated on Arthur with his knight and close friend Lancelot. This leads to Arthurs destruction and tears him apart. Arthur also fights his son Mordred who is trying to kill him for his throne. Mordred dies and Arthur is near death. Goes to Avalon for a long sleep to heal. It is said that when England is in dire need of a great leader he will return from Avalon
  22. 22.  Queen Guinevere: Wife of Arthur, lover of Lancelot Lancelot: Arthur’s close friend and Knight, betrays him by having an affair with his wife. Leads to the destruction of Arthur.  Merlin: A Wizard, Prophet, and Arthur’s Mentor  Mordred: Son of Arthur, Tries to kill his father for his throne  Other Knights Of The Round Table: Galahad (pure of heart, found Holy Grail), Percival (Naïve, Went on quest to find the Holy Grail), Bors, Gawain, Pellinore  “Lady of the Lake”- Mystrious character, gave Arthur the magical sword Excalibur
  23. 23.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvVeP99MrFI
  24. 24.  http://www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-gods-and- goddesses.html  http://wicca.com/celtic/wicca/celtic.htm
  25. 25. Timeless Myths. Celtic Mythology. http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/druids.html#B ackground  Carr-Gomm, Philip. The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids. What is a Druid? http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/whatdruidry/what-druidism/what-druid  FatherOaks’ Druidism. Celtic gods, goddesses, and Mythology. http://www.fatheroak.com/Celtic_Gods.html  Smart, Anthony E. Encyclopedia Mythica. Cernunnos. http://www.pantheon.org/articles/c/cernunnos.html
  26. 26.  Gill, N.S. Ancient/Classical History. Celtic Gods and Goddesses. http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/celtsmyth/tp/010 209celticgods.htm Draeconin’s Background Designs. A Short Celtic God List. http://draeconin.com/database/godlist.htm  Wilkinson, Philip. Myths & Legends: An Illustrated Guide To Their Origins and Meanings. 2011.

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