Breaking down Druidic differences

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Re: Breaking down Druidic differences

Post by Dathi » 21 Feb 2014, 09:03

Hi Nollaig,

For starters, you can have a feast from this page: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/index.htm There is a lifetime of reading and pondering to be found here.

Evens-Wentz gives an early comparative study: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/ffcc/index.htm

For more recent comparisons, you may check out http://www.amazon.com/Alexei-Kondratiev ... _pel_pop_1

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Re: Breaking down Druidic differences

Post by DaRC » 21 Feb 2014, 10:54

I would think there are a few points to consider:

1 - the constant flow of people between these places; I would suggest that you read 'The Sea Kingdoms' http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sea-Kingdom ... 0006532438 to understand how these interchanges between the Atlantic Celts have been a constant pattern. In some ways this is a North-South energy.

2 - all authors have their own viewpoint for example Alexei Kondratiev comes at the subject from a Celtic Reconstructionist perspective. Whilst I love a lot about his writing there are points where he at best ignores the interchanges between (what we now call Celtic & Germanic) tribes and at worst appropriates historically/archaeologically more Germanic 'things' into his Celtic Reconstructionist worldview. This could be regarded as an East-West energy.

3 - there is very little written historically about Druidism to provide an academic comparison between the cultures

To support this the story of Bran is rooted in a marriage between a Brythonic/Welsh Princess and the Irish King Matholwch. St Patrick was a Briton enslaved in Ireland and Cuchulain went to Scotland to be trained. Brittanny is called that for the migration of the Romano-Britons, through Cornwall/Kernow, during the historical Arthurian period. Also all of the books we have were written during the Christian era and thus must be seen through that lense.
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