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Celtic Tomes:                     Readings from Bygone Books

Gary & Ruth bring you readings from the Classic Books of Celtic Lore and Study

Jan 19, 2020

The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911)

Chapter 9: Gods and Men

by

J. A. MacCulloch

In this chapter, he examines the Gods of the Celts and their relationships to man. How kings adopted divine names and characteristics.

 

Names Used in this Section

Bran

Fionn

Fians

Tuatha Dé Danann

Manannan

Goibniu

Boduogenos


Jan 5, 2020

The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911)

Chapter 8: The Fionn Cycle

by

J. A. MacCulloch

The story of the mighty hero, Fionn and his warband, the Fianna. McCulloch examines the origins of the Fionn myth and asks how much of the Epic McPherson poem is truly ancient.

 

Names Used in this Section

Cumal

Oisin

Diarmaid


Dec 22, 2019

The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911)

Chapter 7: The Cúchulainn Cycle

by

J. A. MacCulloch

The story of the mighty hero, Cuchulainn, Queen Medb and the Cattle-Raid of Cooley.

 

Names Used in this Section

Conchobar

Book of the Dun Cow

Book of Leinster

Táin bó Cuailgne

Dechtire

Ailill and Medb

Fergus, Conall...


Dec 8, 2019

The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911)

Chapter 6: The Gods of the Brythons

by

J. A. MacCulloch

In this chapter, J A McCulloch looks at the nature and origin of the Welsh, Brythonic Gods as seen mainly in the Mabinogion.

 

Names Used in this Section

Taliesin

Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Britonum

Professor Anwyl


Nov 24, 2019

The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911)

Chapter 5: The Tuatha Dé Danann

by

J. A. MacCulloch

In this chapter, J A McCulloch looks at the nature and origin of the Gods of the Tuatha De Danaan, the tribes or folk of the Goddess Danu.

 

Names Used in this Section

Tuatha Dé Danann

Danu

Fir Dea

Brian, Iuchar,...