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Beliefs & Legends of Celtic Mythology

Although we often think of Ireland in association with the Celts, Celtic lands spread as far central areas of Europe. From the regions that are now Spain through Switzerland and even into Turkey.

In the early centuries, Celtic m...

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Variety Of Rune Spreads

For divinatory purposes runes are often arranged in patterns known as "spreads". In a spread the sequence in which runes are drawn determines their position and significance. Each place in a rune spread has a meaning attached to it, s...

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Rituals Spells

Sense Ritual

Upon dealing with incredible stupidity, willful ignorance, or a deliberate lack of common sense, perform the following – strike the offender in the head with a rolled up newspaper until they go away or you fe...

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Who was Boudica — A Legendary Warrior Queen?

Boudica (also written as Boadicea) was a Celtic queen who led a revolt against Roman rule in ancient Britain in A.D. 60 or 61.

As all of the existing information about her comes from Roman scholars, particularly Tacitus and Cas...

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The Secret Lore of London

I love books about the mysteries, myths and magic of London (there’s an alliteration for you). I’ve got quite a collection and I frequently use them to get ideas for places to visit and for things to blog about.

Sometimes I loo...

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The scariest monsters and demons from Celtic mythology

The Celtic culture has always feared an array of evil forces. The ancient Celts had hundreds of deities, but as with most cultures, they had their demons as well.

Some of the Celtic “monsters” were originally gods, but were late...

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Archaeologists unearth huge Neolithic ‘Stonehenge’

Another ‘Stone Henge’ even bigger than the world famous heritage site and dating back nearly 5,500 years has been discovered by archaeologists.

First hint of the Neolithic site was unearthed three years ago during construction f...

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A Retired Carpenter Solves a 3000-Year-Old Architectural Mystery

Want to build your own Stonehenge? This retired carpenter has done it, without machinery.

Through the ages, Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England has proven to be a mystery. Many experts have descended upon the architectural masterpi...

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The history behind Ireland’s ancient Druids

Who were the Druids? Today the word conjures thoughts of magic, wizardry and spiritualism, but in ancient times the definition of Druid was much broader. During the Iron Age, the Druids made up the higher-educated tier of Celtic socie...

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Witches, Druids and King Arthur by Ronald Hutton

In the first few pages of this book, we learn that the "traditional" Scots kilt was invented by an Englishman in the 1730s, the first "ancient" clan tartans by two English brothers in 1822, and that the Welsh female national costume w...

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Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man review: Mythology, sex cults and the triumph of nature

The temple at Hatra in Iraq, destroyed last year, featured a carved figure with an acanthus-leaf beard, a possible prototype of the Green Man. On corbels and ceiling bosses and misericords closer to home, the Green Man appears as eith...

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Ancient Lore and Magic of Crows and Ravens

Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and they tend to be a bit shaggier looking. The raven actually has more in common ...

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Brigid: Warrior Saint and Historic Rebel

As Christianity spread across Europe, the Gods of native faiths were disregarded by the Church or absorbed into folklore. Some were demoted to demons in the new Christian lore. Others were changed into heroes of a mythical pas...

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History Of Druidism

In the Celtic religion, the modern words Druidry or Druidism denote the practices of the ancient druids, the priestly class in ancient Celtic societies through much of Western Europe north of the Alps and in the British Isles. Druidic...

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Vedic Origins of the Europeans: the Children of Danu

Many ancient European peoples, particularly the Celts and Germans, regarded themselves as children of Danu, with Danu meaning the Mother Goddess, who was also, like Sarasvati in the Rig Veda, a river Goddess. The Celts called themselv...

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Study Suggests the People Who Built the Stonehenge Lived in Eco Houses

The environmental friendly habitats and eco homes are generally assumed to be modern inventions, however, this cannot be further from the truth. The ancient cultures were more intimately connected and intertwined with nature; they who...

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