May 24, 2020
The Religion of the Ancient Celts
Chapter 18: Festivals
J. A. MacCulloch
The Celtic year was not at first regulated by the solstices and equinoxes, but by some method connected with agriculture or with the seasons.
Names Used in this Section
Cét-soman or Cét-samain
Tuatha Dé Danann
Mannhardt and Dr. Frazer
Cæsar, Strabo, and Diodorus
Irish as Lugnasad, in Gaelic as Lunasdal or Lunasduinn, and in Manx as Laa Luanys
Goel-aoust, Gul-austus, and Gwyl Awst
Lugh mac Ethlenn
Demeter and Kore
S. Gregory of Tours
Professor Anwyl to be the goddess Brigindu
Teutonic cult of Nerthus, the Phrygian of Cybele, the Hindu of Bhavani, and the Roman ritual of the Bona Dea.
Religion of the Ancient Celts can be found on Sacred Texts.
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