Post by Arkhon Arkhozh on Jan 19, 2006 2:17:08 GMT -5
After exposure to the band Tuatha de Danann in the summer, I started to look up more on Irish and Celtic mytohlogy in general, I been looking up a few sites and one site in particular I thought was interesting. It descibed the possibilty of the Tuatha De Danann as a real people that once lived in Ireland. (They are supposed to be the race of Irish gods.) I though this be a cool thing for people to read. Ill post more on celtic and Irish mythology in the future.
Post by Arkhon Arkhozh on Jan 29, 2006 4:34:55 GMT -5
Celtic and Norse mythology always seemed to have connections. Though the connections seemed to run a little deeper then I orginally thought. Check this out. This is a paragraph from Wikipedia under Odin.
Parallels between Odin and Celtic Lugus have often been pointed out: both are intellectual gods, commanding magic and poetry. Both have ravens and a spear as their attributes, and both are one-eyed. Julius Caesar (de bello Gallico, 6.17.1), who mentions Mercury as the chief god of Celtic religion. A likely context of the diffusion of elements of Celtic ritual into Germanic culture is that of the Chatti, who lived at the Celtic-Germanic boundary in Hesse during the final centuries BC ( It must be remembered that Odin in his Proto-Germanic form was not the chief god, but that he only gradually replaced Tyr during the Migration period.
With that said, Go and check out this site to learn more about the Irish god Lugus.